February 2, 2010 - Issue: Vol. 156, No. 15 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 2nd Session
EARMARK DECLARATION; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 15
(Extensions of Remarks - February 02, 2010)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E126-E127] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] EARMARK DECLARATION ______ HON. TOM LATHAM of iowa in the house of representatives Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Mr. LATHAM. Madam Speaker, pursuant to the House Republican standards on earmarks, I am submitting the following information. Bill Number: H.R. 3326--Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 Project Name: Aircraft Evaluation Readiness Initiative (AERI) Provided: $2,400,000 Account: Research, Development, Test and Evaluation--Air Force Recipient: Iowa State University Recipient's Street Address: 1750 Beardshear Hall, Ames, IA 50011-2035 Description: This project would continue a program to address a range of aircraft inspection needs to help extend the life of the aging Air Force fleet, as part of a partnership between the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation at Iowa State University and the Air Force Materials Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Bill Number: H.R. 3326--Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 Project Name: Galfenol Energy Harvesting Amount Provided: $2,800,000 Account: Research, Development, Test and Evaluation--Army Recipient: ETREMA Products, Inc. Recipient's Street Address: 2500 North Loop Drive, Ames, Iowa 50010 Description: The US Navy has a goal of reducing crew sizes, moving toward all-electric designs and increasing survivability of its vessels. A key strategy is the use of remote sensors to monitor areas and functions of a ship normally covered directly by personnel. The objective of the project is to develop this technology. Magnetostrictive materials like Galfenol offer a unique capability to harvest stray energy from routine ship vibrations and other sources which can power these sensors and the wireless radios used to transmit the data. Remote sensors would communicate information to a central processing station using a wireless network and thereby avoid adding the weight and complexity of additional wiring. An important benefit is the increased survivability of such a vessel in the event of an emergency or attack. By decentralizing command and control functions of a vessel through virtual control centers, damage to any one section of a vessel can be circumvented. [[Page E127]] ____________________