Wave Energy Transducer

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,986.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0196
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-172-0017
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N093-172
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Information Technologies Division, 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
Pedram Boghrat
Research Scientist
(310) 320-3088
ITProposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
To address the Navy"s need for an energy transducer capable of powering an"A"size AN/SSQ-101 Air-Deployable Active Receiver (ADAR) sensor, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed a new Wave Energy Transducer (WET). It harvests the kinetic energy present in the undulating ocean surface using high-efficiency turbines. The innovations in turbine blade design and configuration enable the WET to exceed the power requirements of the ADAR sensor and thereby support self-sustainable operation. As a result, this device offers more energy and has a longer life than existing devices, and is compatible with the current ADAR sensor power system, which fits inside a small cylindrical volume

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