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
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