Robust Piezoelectric Sound Source with Helmholtz Acoustic Amplification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W9132T-12-C-0022
Agency Tracking Number: C2-0359
Amount: $999,874.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD11-108
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
336 West Fraser Street, State College, PA, -
DUNS: 005051219
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jacob Loverich
 Director of Research
 (814) 867-4097
Business Contact
 Jeremy Frank
Title: President
Phone: (814) 867-4097
Research Institution
This Phase II SBIR proposal responds to a CBD need for improved Acoustically Enhanced Impaction (AEI) air purification in support of low pressure drop filtration. Prior to the SBIR Phase I effort, a first generation/benchmark (AEI) system developed by Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) demonstrated AEI functionality and the potential to significantly reduce the annualized operation filtration cost relative to comparable HEPA filtration systems. KCF"s SBIR Phase I work showedthrough new prototype fabrication and testingthat the first generation system can be significantly reduced the power consumption by a factor of 3.6 and overall size by a factor of 5, while still maintaining similar acoustic levels necessary for efficient aerosol impaction. The Phase II follow-on development effort will provide essential technical development to improve upon the Phase I work from a performance maximization and commercialization standpoint. Significant further improvements in the filter system are expected.

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