Licensing, product acquisition, contract research, proof of concept leading to scale-up to manufacturing, joint development, supplier agreement.
Phase 1 – Review of proposed approaches by April 2018
Phase 2 – Demonstration of Technology (May 2018-May 2019)
Phase 3 – Selection of Technologies and Pathway to Development (5-10 years?)
All terms to be negotiated between the Solution Provider(s) and the
Client sponsor, as warranted. The market size of this new device is estimated at ~100,000 units per year
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK:
NineSigma, representing an Equipment and Systems Manufacturer and New Technology Provider, seeks noise cancellation transducer technologies that can be adapted to operate efficiently at temperatures near 300C or greater. New developments in speakers or acoustic transducers (novel materials, disruptive technologies, or innovative methods) to achieve active high sound pressure level interference at high temperatures are of significant interest.
Noise reduction technologies have been evolving to comply with regulations for aircraft, equipment, machinery, and appliances. Active Noise Control capabilities typically utilize digital signal processing with noise-cancellation speakers, which emit an inverted phase sound wave to interfere with the sound pressure wave. Current transducers are capable of cancelling noise levels ~140-145 dB. For noise levels beyond this range, the electrical power required exceeds a standard 100 – 200 W range.
Today’s speaker technology has typically demonstrated a low efficiency (the ratio from electrical power to acoustic power), historically between 0.1% to 15%. Besides this relatively low efficiency, loudspeakers typically cannot operate in harsh environments where temperatures often reach 300 °C.
The desired outcome for this RFP is to identify new, novel, or developing technologies that can be adapted to meet the listed technical requirements.
The successful technology would address the following criteria:
Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:
The following approaches are not of interest:
Your response should address the following:
Appropriate responses to this Request
Responses from companies (small to large), laboratories, entrepreneurs, or inventors are welcome. For example:
You represent a company, university, or laboratory that has demonstrated a proof of concept.
You represent an academic institute that has reduced method to practice at lab scale.
You represent a company that has developed a method for use at pilot scale.
You represent a urea supplier that has demonstrated a method ready for implementation at industrial scale.
You represent a technology transfer agency that represents an inventor or technology holder who can demonstrate an approach to address the request.
You represent a university research department that has a bench-scale demonstration ready to adapt.
You represent a university research department that has an undeveloped concept with a high probability of success.