Cordless Battery Charging

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W91CRB-13-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number: A122-102-0323
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-102
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
2900 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT, -
DUNS: 013017947
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Larry Sadwick
 (801) 975-7399
Business Contact
 Jennifer Hwu
Title: President
Phone: (801) 975-7399
Research Institution
Todays warfighter and NETT Warrior are reliant on small battery operated devices for communication, information systems, enemy detection, and battlefield management. These devices must be recharged on a regular basis to ensure sustained operation. Current charging technologies require the device to be plugged into a charging station via a wired connection. This wired power connection requirement decreases the battlefield flexibility due to limited number of units that can be charged at one time. The Nett Warrior uses a battery to power various Soldier-worn components. Space limitations and the dynamic nature of the battlefield suggests that carrying extra batteries and chargers will adversely impact the Soldier's mobility and readiness while transported by a ground vehicle. Cordless battery charging technology could have a dramatic impact on the portable electronic devices being used on the modern battlefield. This cordless technology could be harnessed in several applications to ease the logistical footprint and increase the flexibility of the devices. The goal should allow the operations served by the wireless battery charging system to stay and go wherever needed. We aim to achieve and implement a design that will support smart and intelligent and highly efficient cordless/wireless battery charging at a range of 2 feet.

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