Energy Harvesting Wireless Strain Networks

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,968.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX12CG05P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
110199
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
T2.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
VA, Blacksburg, VA, 24060-5548
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
131199445
Principal Investigator:
John Coggin
Principal Investigator
(540) 961-2200
jcoggin@primephotonics.com
Business Contact:
Steve Poland
CEO
(540) 961-2200
steve.poland@primephotonics.com
Research Institution:
Virginia Tech
Priya Shashank
304A Holden Hall
Blacksburg, VA, 24061-0002
() -
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Prime Research LC (PPLC) and Virginia Tech (VT) propose to develop an energy harvesting wireless strain node technology that utilizes single-crystal piezoelectric fiber-based energy harvesting, highly sensitive and low power piezoresistive strain gages, and ultra wide-band (UWB) ultra low power radio communication. Single crystal piezoelectric fibers promise to improve piezoelectric harvesting power density by a factor of 4?5?while the ultra wide-band radio (UWB) and piezoresistive strain gages promise to lower power requirements by almost 100x. The proposed Phase I work will demonstrate the technologies critical to successful commercialization of a low cost, mass producible, postage stamp sized wireless strain node. A key result of the Phase I effort will be demonstration of the proposed harvesting and sensing technologies. Demonstration of these two items will remove the most significant hurdles to a successful commercial product. Phase I will provide the data necessary to perform an integrated system design in the Phase I Option and during Phase II, PPLC and VT will fabricate the integrated device for use in field trials.

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