Advanced Thermoelectric Milli-Power Source

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,968.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-11-C-A614
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-094-1581
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-094
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Camgian Microsystems Corporation
1 Research Boulevard, Suite 200, Suite 200, Starkville, MS, -
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
791134542
Principal Investigator:
Michael Hagedorn
Senior Technical Staff
(407) 660-9900
mhagedorn@camgian.com
Business Contact:
Ryan Jorgenson
VP Advanced Systems
(407) 660-9900
rjorgenson@camgian.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Energy can be harvested or scavenged from many environmental sources such as: solar, wind, vibrations, temperature gradients, etc. Two common issues related to environmental energy sources are limited/unpredictable availability and limited/unpredictable quantity. This proposal examines the requirements for the efficient harvesting of energy based on the temperature gradient that exists between the human skin and the surrounding environment. This source has the advantage that it is essentially available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The challenges of this work include quantifying and working with the low energy flux (mW/cm2) of the human body, the range of body-to-ambient temperature gradients (from a few degrees to tens of degrees centigrade), and the sensitivity of human tissue to extreme temperatures. This proposal will apply Camgian Microsystems"low power design technology with RTI"s efficient thermo-electric technology to the solutions of these challenges.

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