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Development of an Anti-Vibration Controller for Magnetic Bearing Cooling Systems

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77787
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
054682
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Development of an Anti-Vibration Controller for Magnetic Bearing Cooling Systems
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNM06AA34C
Award Amount: $69,895.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal outlines a program to develop a vibration-free reverse-Brayton cycle cooling system using specially-tuned magnetic bearings. Such a system is critical for the level of sensitivity required by future electromagnetic and gravitational wave detectors. The nature of magnetic bearings and their accompanying control systems make them ideal for applications that demand zero vibration, low-gravity, and maintenance-free operation. Further integration of these bearings into a reverse-Brayton cycle for cooling instruments is an ideal solution for use in high-sensitivity, long-term operations. In Phase I, Mainstream will develop a control algorithm designed to eliminate virtually all vibration and will be developed and tested on an existing machine operating under similar operating speeds and conditions. Design of the system and individual components will be finalized for immediate fabrication and testing in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel K. Mason
Principal Investigator
3216313550
dkm@mainstream-engr.com

Business Contact:

Michael Rizzo
Business Official
3216313550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL 32955

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No