Resonant Link and Air Force’s AFWERX Announce Partnership to Deliver Mission-Critical Wireless Charging for Unmanned Systems
Source: Resonant Link
Resonant Link, a VTTA member, has been selected by the U.S. Air Force’s AFWERX for a SBIR Phase I contract focused on wireless charging for autonomous systems. This work will address some of the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF.
The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants .
“We are honored to partner with AFWERX to deliver mission-critical charging for unmanned systems,” said Phyo Aung Kyaw, PhD, CSO and co-founder of Resonant Link, adding “We appreciate the DAF’s investment in technology transition to operational capability.”
“Power needs are increasing in every area of our lives, but energy and recharging capabilities haven’t kept up,” said Grayson Zulauf, PhD, CEO and co-founder of Resonant Link. “With the continued support from AFWERX, we will further evolve our wireless charging to support expeditionary power needs, like keeping devices and vehicles powered without any involvement from the warfighter.”
The DAF began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018, which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded and now, Resonant Link will continue its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.
About Resonant Link
Resonant Link is the leader in wireless power for mission-critical systems, providing flexible, scalable solutions to enable zero-downtime operations. Resonant Link delivers 5x faster and highly-efficient wireless power for applications big to small, from large industrial electric vehicles to tiny medical devices, to help people, businesses, and the planet thrive. Resonant Link is headquartered in South Burlington, VT, where it manufactures many of its chargers, and supports dozens of customers in healthcare, electric vehicles, and consumer electronics, including leading brands and government agencies. Visit www.resonant-link.com to learn more.