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Technology Demonstration of Innovative High Frequency Flux-Reversal Machine

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
36005
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
36005
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INFINIA CORPORATION
1840 Terminal Drive  Richland , WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Technology Demonstration of Innovative High Frequency Flux-Reversal Machine
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $72,390.00
 

Abstract:

A new concept for high speed brushless motors and generators, called a flux-reversal machine (FRM), has been conceived and demonstrated as a proof-of-principle generator. The FRM offers many advantages relative to other machines in its class. These include simple and robust construction, no magnets or coils on the rotor that can have a smooth cylindrical OD, low cost mass production potential, high efficiency, and high power density. Design of an 18,000 rpm, 3-phase, 3-kW FRM generator is underway, and the primary objective of Phase I is to fabricate and test this unit. The stator laminations are only 5.1 in. diameter by 3.4 in. long, with coil windings extending the overall length to 5.5 in. Additional Phase I objectives are to select and conduct a preliminary design for a final specific Navy FRM application. An advanced prototype FRM will be built and tested for this application in Phase II. The proposed team has successfully leveraged earlier SBIR contracts for linear motor and generator development into readiness for multiple commercial applications using internal and third party funding. Similar approaches are planned for the FRM, where existing market push is much stronger.

Principal Investigator:

Maurice A. White
5097354700

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Stirling Technology Company
4208 West Clearwater Ave Kennewick, WA 99336

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No