Wave Energy Harvesting System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: WC-133R-11-CN-0173
Agency Tracking Number: 11-161
Amount: $294,863.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.1.2SG
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Peregrine Power LLC
27350 SW 95th Avenue, Suite 3022, Wilsonville, OR, 97070-7709
DUNS: 146272401
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Ratcliff
 (503) 682-7011
 bratcliff@peregrinepower.com
Business Contact
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Peregrine Power, LLC will develop a wave energy harvesting system for NOAA buoys. It will be entirely self-contained (no protruding elements), modular, scalable, and easily deployed. The system employs a unique, inertial mechanism that responds to acceleration forces created by waves. This mechanism will be combined with (1) a proprietary generator that is sensitive to very low levels of torque and has essentially no cogging torque to overcome and (2) an electronic power conditioning and management subsystem which can receive erratic power from intermittent water movement and produce regulated DC for charging batteries or other uses.

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