‍Resonant Link and AFWERX Continue Partnership to Deliver Mission-Critical Wireless Charging for Unmanned Systems‍

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December 12, 2023

Resonant Link and AFWERX Continue Partnership to Deliver Mission-Critical Wireless Charging for Unmanned Systems

The wireless power leader was awarded a SBIR Phase I contract to continue its partnership with the Department of Defense to support expeditionary power needs and autonomous operations.

South Burlington, Vermont — Resonant Link has been selected by 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). 

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 by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution. 

“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. 

Disclaimer: The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government. 

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 or contact to learn more.

About AFRL 

The Air Force Research Laboratory is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 12,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit


As the innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. AFWERX employs approximately 325 military, civilian and contractor personnel at six hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4 billion budget. Since 2019, AFWERX has executed 4,697 contracts worth more than $2.6 billion to strengthen the U.S. defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability. For more information, visit:

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