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MicroGen Systems' Nanotechnology-based Power Generator

MicroGen Systems is developing a product that will scavenge energy from naturally occurring vibration (e.g. a vibrating car), and extend the lifetime of rechargeable batteries or replace them all together for low power meshed and non-meshed wireless sensor network (WS) applications.

MicroGen's BOLT(tm) micro-power generator/recharger will enable WSN applications, such as Smart Energy/Grid (e.g. industrial equipment monitoring, large computer server room HVAC monitoring, building light control), Smart Infrastructure (e.g. bridge monitoring for structural integrity), Smart Transportation (i.e. powering airbag and tire pressure sensors), and corresponding Homeland Security (e.g. asset tracking) and defense applications. The BOLT50/100 and BOLT60/120 products will generate at least 100 uWatts at 50/100 Hz (EU) and 60/120 Hz (US) and 0.1 g acceleration, and up to 1.0 mWatts at 1 g.

The development is underway at the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility.

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