Magnetostrictive Vibration Energy Harvester (MAVEN)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,953.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0302
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-020-0137
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T020
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd, Rochester, NY, 14623
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073955507
Principal Investigator:
Carl Palmer
Manager, Sensing & Monito
(585) 424-1990
carl.palmer@impact-tek.com
Business Contact:
Mark Redding
President
(585) 424-1990
mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Research Institution:
Clemson University
Daqaq
Mechanical & Manufacturing Sys
204 Fluor Daniel Building
Clemson, SC, 29634
(864) 656-7417
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Dr. Mohammed Daqaq from Clemson University, propose to develop a magnetostrictive materials based device for harvesting energy from mechanical vibration. The energy harvesting device will harness power from ship-hull vibrations in order to power sensing devices. This technology will be a key enabler for improved structural and machinery health management. Key innovations of the approach include creation of a device using magnetic levitation to soften natural frequencies inside the harvester to allow the harvester to be tuned to very low excitation frequencies. The key tasks of Phase I include: characterizing the vibration spectrum of the application (initially an Arleigh Burke class destroyer); deriving analytical models for quantifying the device's output power for various vibration spectral profiles; designing, modeling, and creating energy harvesting prototypes; and demonstrating the harvesting system in a laboratory environment.

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