Parasitic Power Pack (P3)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,999.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N66001-10-C-0137
Award Id:
82864
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-144-0250
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 07-144
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
555403328
Principal Investigator:
PaulKoola
Research Scientist
(979) 260-5274
pkoola@kbsi.com
Business Contact:
JasonOgle
Contracts Manager
(979) 260-5274
jogle@kbsi.com
Research Institute:
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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