PROGRAM MANAGER: Kevin Andrews, Ph.D.
OPPORTUNITY: Licensing, product acquisition, proof of concept, joint development, contract research, supplier agreement
Immediate need to identify partners by Q3 2017
Terms to be negotiated depending on the technology and readiness level
Please submit your Statement of Interest as soon as possible and notify Dr. Andrews immediately if you have questions or require additional information.
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK:
NineSigma’s Global Client has an urgent need for an extremely reliable device that can harvest low to moderate electrical power from the ambient environment, under harsh environmental conditions.
NineSigma’s client needs a low to moderate capacity energy converter, to harvest energy available in an isolated ambient environment, and convert it to electrical energy, to power sensors and/or small mechanical devices. The isolated ambient environment is at high temperature (150°C), high pressure (up to 15,000 psi) and includes a variable rate fluid flow. The usage of electrical power is sporadic, and electrical storage will be part of the overall system. While it is acceptable to propose a harvester design that is coupled to an electric storage device such as a rechargeable battery, NineSigma’s client is primarily focused upon the harvester rather than electric storage technologies at this time. To meet the mission life and stringent reliability requirements for their application, only electric generating technologies without mechanical bearing surfaces will be considered.
Energy available may include:
The successful technology should:
Figure 1. Cross-section below illustrates space available for device. It may be possible to divert flow or create turbulence in the flow, or have localized bulges in the overall diameter of the inner region, as long as mechanisms do not intrude into D1 and do not exceed D2.
Establish technology’s feasibility to at least the following extent:
Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:
The following approaches are not of interest:
To submit a Statement of Interest please follow the link below. The Statement of Interest form includes a few checkboxes, a text box for a short description of your technology and a section for uploading up to 5 documents (Total of all documents must be 10 MB or less). Only non-confidential information may be submitted.
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