TechConnect Innovation Program

Vibration Powered Impact Recorder (VPIR)

New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 953

Website: www.njit.edu

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