Magnetically Coupled Helium Recirculation Fan (MCHRF)
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
ORBITEC proposes to develop the Magnetically Coupled Helium Recirculation Fan (MCHRF), a fan for the recirculation of cryogenic helium gas for shipboard High-Temperature Superconductor Deguassing (HTSDG) systems. The MCHRF will eliminate the mechanical penetration required for the recirculation function by driving the fan with magnetic forces from a tightly packaged integral motor assembly contained entirely within the vacuum space. This will simplify the design of the associated insulation system, eliminate the potential for any gas leaks along a shaft penetration, and minimize the heat load associated with the fan. Because of these simplifications, it will also dramatically reduce the cost associated with the recirculation function.
Small Business Information at Submission:
ORBITAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.(ORBITEC)
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI 53717
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