Wireless Rotor Head Power and Data Bus

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0321
Agency Tracking Number: N131-011-0217
Amount: $79,920.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-011
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
KCF Technologies, Inc
336 South 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
Email: jfrank@kcftech.com
Research Institution
This proposal addresses the opportunity to develop an optimized power and data bus for aircraft rotor loads monitoring by offering an innovative solution that delivers high power density energy harvesting and reliable delivery of large volumes of data from a rotating frame to a fixed frame. The system non-intrusively harvests energy from the main rotor and wirelessly communicates loads data to a HUMS data aggregator. This innovative development work will be completed through collaboration between KCF Technologies and its partners. This partnership provides a high degree of capability in helicopter wireless communication, energy harvesting, and fiber optic strain sensors.

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