Wireless Sensor Nodes with Energy Harvesters for Joint Weapons Systems Diagnostics/Prognostics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-09-C-6526
Agency Tracking Number: N082-109-0968
Amount: $69,930.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-109
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jack Salerno
 Chief Scientist
 (781) 935-1200
 JSalerno@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Lisa Lamenzo
Title: Chief Scientist
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: llamenzo@agiltron.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this SBIR program, Agiltron proposes to develop a new class of wireless sensor nodes with integrated energy harvesters, which will be indefinitely self-powered, for use in Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) environments. The proposed effort leverages on industry-wide development in ultra-low power sensors and low-power wireless sensor network modules (IEEE 1451.5 standard), as well as Agiltron’s recently demonstrated energy harvesting technology. The proposed device and system design would enable high power harvesting efficiencies, superior reliability, a small packaged footprint, and at the same time, manufacturable at low system cost, thereby overcoming major shortcomings of existing technologies. The carefully balanced choice of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components and in-house development holds strong promise for near term commercialization. In the Phase I program, sensor nodes with state-of-the-art energy harvesters with ruggedized assembly and packaging that meet the current, voltage, and temperature sensing and wireless transmission requirements in LAV applications will be demonstrated. Fully functional devices will be developed in Phase II.

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