Autonomously deployed energy harvesting system in coastal and riverine environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0263
Agency Tracking Number: N111-072-1682
Amount: $79,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-072
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC
P.O. Box 81386, Wellesley, MA, -
DUNS: 883404931
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gideon Coltof
 Mechanical Engineer
 (617) 795-1968
 gcoltof@bodkindesign.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Bodkin
Title: Project Manager
Phone: (617) 795-1968
Email: wab@bodkindesign.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
The Navy is seeking a self-deployable, compact, energy harvesting system capable of extracting hydrodynamic flow energy from the littorals, surf zones, and rivers for unmanned system propulsion or for sensor operations. The system should be easily integratable as a module to a number of existing underwater deployed sensors and unmanned underwater vehicles. Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC (Newton, MA) is proposing a wave power to electricity generator that will continuously generate and store power from wave energy in the littoral zone. This system will be ideally suited for powering unattended sensors. The generator incorporates a robust electrical generator which converts mechanical motion from the passing of overhead waves to electrical energy. Energy is stored in a heavy-duty battery for on-demand use.

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