Magnetostrictive Vibration Energy Harvester (MAVEN)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0302
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-020-0137
Amount: $69,953.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T020
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd, Rochester, NY, 14623
DUNS: 073955507
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Carl Palmer
 Manager, Sensing & Monito
 (585) 424-1990
Business Contact
 Mark Redding
Title: President
Phone: (585) 424-1990
Research Institution
 Clemson University
 Mechanical & Manufacturing Sys
204 Fluor Daniel Building
Clemson, SC, 29634
 (864) 656-7417
 Nonprofit college or university
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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