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PERMANENT MAGNET FLIGHT FURNACE

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
12034
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12034
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Microgravity Systems Inc.
4215 Hwy 72 East Brownsboro, AL 35741
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: PERMANENT MAGNET FLIGHT FURNACE
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONDUCT EXPERIMENTS ON BOARD AN ORBITING SPACECRAFT OFFERS UNIQUE CONDITIONS TO PERFORM MEANINGFUL RESEARCH IN THE REDUCED-GRAVITY ENVIRONMENT. THE PROPOSED WORK WILL RESULT IN A MELT GROWTH FLIGHT FURNACE USING A PERMANANT MAGNET TO PROVIDE A COAXIAL MAGNETIC FIELD ALONG THE GROWTH AXIS WHICH WILL SUPPRESS CONVECTION FLOW IN THE MELT AND PERMIT PRODUCTION OF SINGLE CRYSTALS WITH MORE UNIFORM PROPERTIES AND BETTER CRYSTAL QUALITY. THE PROPOSED WORK WILL DEVELOP THE PERMANENT MAGNET CONCEPT BY SELECTING THE MATERIALS AND DEVELOPING THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN. THEN A LABORATORY PROTOTYPE PERMANENT MAGNET FURNACE WILL BE BUILT AND TESTED.

Principal Investigator:

Billy R. Aldrich
Principal Investigator
2057762043

Business Contact:

Billy r. aldrich
PRESIDENT
2057762043
Small Business Information at Submission:

Microgravity Systems, Inc.
4215 Al 72e Brownsboro, AL 35741

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