Predict your next investment

INDUSTRIAL | Aerospace & Defense
ferrosi.com

See what CB Insights has to offer

Stage

Grant - III | Alive

About Ferro Solutions

Ferro Solutions is a company that received a Department of Defense SBIR/STTR grant for a project entitled: Enhanced Magnetic Communications. The abstract given for this project is as follows: Magnetostrictive electroactive (ME) composite element as magnetic receiving antenna for near-field magnetic communication is proposed. ME element is comprsed of lamination of a magnetostrictive material and piezoelectric material. Magnetrostrictive material exhibits magnetstriction that strains under magnetic field. In a ME element, magnetrostrictive material is mechanically coupled to piezoelectric material, thus resulting a superior mutual magnetic-electrical coupling. The ME element, similar to quartz crystal oscillator, also resonate when driven at its resonance frequency from electrical or magnetic excitations. Coupled mode theory was used to revile the fundamentals of the proposed technique. The theoretical results shows that if the transmit (inductive loop coil) and receive antennas (ME element) are tuned to the same resonance frequency, it would potentially great enhance the signal strength and increase communication distance. Further, using back-scattering of the ME element to communicate to the loop antenna is proposed for applications where the battery life is critical. through coupled resonance mode to achieve longer communication distance, faster data rate and smaller size of the equipment. In addition, the ME device is totally passive; the power consumption of the system is expected to be very low.Ferro Solutions is a company that received a Department of Defense SBIR/STTR grant for a project entitled: Novel magneto-electric ground-vehicle magnetic-field anomaly sensors. The abstract given for this project is as follows: The Army has a growing need to detect the anomalies in the earth's magnetic field due to the presence or motion of ground vehicles in the battle-space. Laminations of magnetostrictive and electroactive materials have shown magnetic field sensitivity comparable to that of flux gate magnetometers, yet their theoretical sensitivity is ever better. Ferro Soutions experimental and theoretical work on a variety on such artificial magneto-electric (ME) devices indicates a clear path toward advancing ME sensors closer to their limiting sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio. Theory of these devices indicates that with more efficient elastic coupling between the magnetostrictive and electroactive elements, the sensitivity can be comparable to that of a superconducting quantum-interference device (SQUID) magnetometer. This proposal outlines a program leading to micro-fabrication of low-power-consuming, high-sensitivity ME magnetic field sensors integrated on a chip with their processing circuitry. It is shown that outstanding performance can be expected from such devices due to the enhanced stress coupling of the layers made by microfabrication and the enhanced electro-mechanical coupling of relaxor crystals.Ferro Solutions is a company that received a Department of Defense SBIR/STTR grant for a project entitled: Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals. The abstract given for this project is as follows: tbd

Ferro Solutions Headquarter Location

215 First Street, suite 203

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142,

United States

617-225-7878

Predict your next investment

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents , partnerships and news mentions to help you see tomorrow's opportunities, today.

Ferro Solutions Patents

Ferro Solutions has filed 4 patents.

patents chart

Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

4/11/2007

5/31/2011

Neurotechnology, Electrical generators, Energy conversion, Neurophysiology, Neuropsychology

Grant

Application Date

4/11/2007

Grant Date

5/31/2011

Title

Related Topics

Neurotechnology, Electrical generators, Energy conversion, Neurophysiology, Neuropsychology

Status

Grant

CB Insights uses Cookies

CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.