SmartSpark

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Champaign, IL 61822

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 3
Total Value of Awards $379K
First Award Date 01/01/06
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/07

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Kuhn Brian T. Kuhn 3 Message
Chapman Patrick L. Chapman 1 Message

3 Awards Won

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2007
Budget: 01/01/07 - 12/31/07

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project will develop a new control method to automatically maximize the operating efficiency of electric machines. This research will apply recent developments in a particular type of optimal control to the important challenge of energy efficiency, will research into observers for m...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2007
Budget: 01/01/07 - 12/31/07

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project will research and develop devices that harvest energy during walking, thereby displacing some use of batteries and frequent recharging. This project involves the design, optimization, and testing of a biomechanical energy generator. The major technical challenges are high po...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2006
Budget: 01/01/06 - 12/31/06

Conventional methods of providing power require expensive pole-drop utility connections, high replacement cost of battery-backup systems, other regular maintenance, or inordinate size and substandard reliability. The proposed device uses an optimized combination of battery and solar power, which when coupled with sophisticated power electronics ...