Levant Power and Battelle have planned to jointly develop and commercialize wave energy harvesting technology.

The companies said they will manufacture OceanGen power units to address challenges to ocean instrument power sources.

According to the companies, providing consistent, uninterrupted power to sensors, vehicles and communications systems for ocean borne-devices is an industry-wide challenge, which can be overcome by the OceanGen units.

The OceanGen units could facilitate expansive deployment of advanced ocean-borne devices.

The first two phases of the program will involve development and a technology demonstration.

The first OceanGen systems are targeted at weather buoys, oil and gas platforms, research platforms and military applications requiring 50W-100W of power, although future systems will have applications ranging from naval C4ISR systems to marine navigation and sensor platforms.

The companies said that the technology can scale up to the kilowatt range, if required.

Battelle is an independent research and development organization, and Levant Power is a developer of suspension energy harvesting technologies.