Wave Energy Transducer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0196
Agency Tracking Number: N093-172-0017
Amount: $599,986.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
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, -
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Pedram Boghrat
 Research Scientist
 (310) 320-3088
 ITProposals@poc.com
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Email: 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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