Opportunistic Energy Harvesting for Submarine Wireless Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,908.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-11-C-4171
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-190-0899
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N093-190
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
336 West Fraser Street, State College, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
005051219
Principal Investigator:
Michael Grissom
Technical Project Manager
(814) 867-4097
mgrissom@kcftech.com
Business Contact:
Jeremy Frank
President
(814) 867-4097
jfrank@kcftech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This Phase II SBIR proposal is responsive to a Navy need for powering battery-free wireless sensors on submarines. The Phase I work effort that supports this proposal demonstrated that it is feasible to harvest power levels sufficiently high to power wireless sensors from perturbations in a submarine degaussing coil magnetic field. This Phase II follow-on development effort will provide core technical development to the fundamental energy harvester components, including the harvester transducer and circuitry. The development effort will be highly experimental in nature and will provide multiple iterations of hardware. This 24-month work plan concludes with an energy harvester-powered wireless sensor demonstration under simulated conditions. A 6-month Phase II Options supports research and development activities for transitioning the prototype devices into production. This phase includes a final demonstration on a degaussing coil test bed.

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