Vibration Powered Impact Recorder (VPIR)
New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, United States
A piezoelectric transducer is used to measure the signature behavior of impacts during the transport of material. The same transducer provides both system power AND records the impact data without a battery. It can be used for military ordinance that is in storage for many years before being moved.
Primary Application Area: Instrumentation & Manufacturing
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: The COGS for a VPIR module should be less than $25 when produced in volume. The benefit of these devices is their shelf life is much greater than 10 years. In forthcoming models other parameters such as temperature can be measured using the same power source.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 953
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: Awaiting survivability test trials for further US Army funding
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners