Parasitic Power Pack (P3)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66001-10-C-0137
Agency Tracking Number: N072-144-0250
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-144
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
DUNS: 555403328
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Koola
 Research Scientist
 (979) 260-5274
 pkoola@kbsi.com
Business Contact
 Jason Ogle
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Email: jogle@kbsi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.’s (KBSI) ultimate goal is to design a robust maintenance free Parasitic Power Pack (P3) that could be modularly inserted into “free floating” buoy systems deployed in Distributed Sensor Networks by the submarine fleet of the U.S. Navy to increase situational awareness and battlegroup integration by enabling Communications at Speed and Depth (CSD). P3 will not interfere with the antenna on the upper portion of the buoy and will not occupy more than 20 inches in length producing a steady power output of at least 4 milliwatts with a capacity to store at least 60 joules of energy. Of the different energy harvesting concepts for powering wireless sensors we use the incessant oscillations of the ocean waves under which the buoy is excited. Unlike regular wave energy devices that are tuned to ocean waves, we have a platform whose dimensions are preset for a specific purpose. Our intent is to design to this platform to produce a robust maintenance free design that will survive other operating conditions that it could be subjected to.

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