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Magnetically Coupled Helium Recirculation Fan (MCHRF)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92505
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-054-0011
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITE
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI 53717-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Magnetically Coupled Helium Recirculation Fan (MCHRF)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-09-M-0081
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

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.

Principal Investigator:

Chris St.Clair
Principal Aerospace Engin
6082292727
stclairc@orbitec.com

Business Contact:

Eric Rice
Principal Aerospace Engin
6082292730
knaufs@orbitec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ORBITAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.(ORBITEC)
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI 53717

EIN/Tax ID: 391628664
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No