MEMS Based Solutions for an Integrated and Miniaturized Multi-Spectrum Energy Harvesting and Conservation System

Period of Performance: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014

$750K

Phase 2 STTR

Recipient Firm

Radiance Technologies Inc.
350 Wynn Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

Louisiana Tech University
1507 Wyly Tower, P.O. Box 3092
Ruston, LA 71270
Institution POC

Abstract

The objective of this proposal is to integrate three unique energy harvesting technologies utilizing our existing research strengths that will be of interest and utility to NASA applications and environmental conditions. By developing multiple technologies, NASA will be able to harvest energy from multiple waste energy sources, namely environmental vibrations, thermal energy, and solar flux. These devices were initially developed and demonstrated separately, but will be enhanced, matured, and integrated during Phase II. The prototype resulting from this effort will be capable of harvesting energy in a variety of environments which support NASA's broad mission.