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Company Information:

Company Name:
SATCON APPLIED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Address:
1745A West Nursery Rd
MS4018
Li, MD
Phone:
(617) 897-2437
URL:
N/A
EIN:
43649652
DUNS:
795953095
Number of Employees:
225
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
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Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
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Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $9,412,273.00 136
SBIR Phase II $26,920,062.00 46
STTR Phase I $419,160.00 5
STTR Phase II $486,733.00 1

Award List:

POWER PLANT AND STORAGE SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTROMAGNETIC AIRCRAFT LAUNCHER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,915.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James R Downer
Abstract:
N/a

ACTIVE MAGNETIC VIBRATION ISOLATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,720.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Bruce G. Johnson
Abstract:
N/a

ACTIVE MAGNETIC VIBRATION ISOLATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Bruce G. Johnson
Abstract:
Many precision pointing and tracking systems operate in vibration environments that require vibration isolation to chieve desired performance. active vibration isolation systems utilizing high-force capability, nonlinear magnetic actuators are a promising means of achieving the required high… More

ADVANCED ACTUATORS FOR THE CONTROL OF LARGE SPACE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,900.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
New spacecraft designs feature large structures characterized by low natural frequencies, lightly damped structural modes, and stringent pointing and vibration performance requirements. these large space structures (lss) pose unique and difficult control problems. an important part of the solutions… More

HIGH PERFORMANCE SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETIC BEARING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$40,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
A need exists for innovative bearing concepts that may be employed in turbine engines and other large rotating equipment. these bearing concepts will allow higher rotational speed, higher reliability, better control of machine dynamics and a general improvement in the machine performance efficiency.… More

DEVELOPMENT OF FLYWHEEL ENERGY STORAGE FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE TORPEDO MK 48 ADCAP THERMAL BATTERY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,899.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr bruce g johnson
Abstract:
A replacement battery for the thermal battery currently being used in the mk 48 torpedo is sought. this replacement battery should perform as a form, fit, and function replacement for the existing battery but allow multiple firing attempts. flywheel energy storage is a promising means of… More

DISTRIBUTED MAGNETIC ACTUATORS FOR FINE SHAPE CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,899.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David b eisenhause
Abstract:
New spacecraft designs feature large structures characterized by low natural frequencies, lightly damped structural modes, and stringent shape control requirements. these large space structures (lss) pose unique and difficult control problems. an important part of the solutions to these control… More

SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETIC BEARINGS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MOMENTUM-EXCHANGE EFFECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,899.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
James R Downer
Abstract:
N/a

MAGNETIC BEARINGS FOR A HIGH PERFORMANCE OPTICAL DISK BUFFER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,900.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

MAGNETIC BEARINGS APPLICATIONS TO ROTATING MACHINERY FOR SPACE POWER GENERATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,899.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr James R Downer
Abstract:
N/a

POWER PLANT AND STORAGE SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTROMAGNETIC AIRCRAFT LAUNCHER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$560,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James R Downer
Abstract:
A need exists to develop a reliable, cost effective power plant and storage system for an electromagnetic aircraft launcher. this system can best be developed around a high energy density flywheel coupled to an advanced electric generator. conventional power generation concepts would be used to… More

MAGNETIC BEARINGS FOR A HIGH PERFORMANCE OPTICAL DISK BUFFER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$498,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The advent of optical disk recording technology has made possible a family of high-data-rate, high capability memory devices. these devices provide gigabit-per-second data rates and terabit capability through the use of arrays of solid state lasers applied to an optical disk stack. bearings are an… More

NON-CONTACTING MAGNETIC GEARS FOR USE IN QUIET SPEED REDUCERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,981.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
George v anastas jr
Abstract:
The introduction of the turbine power plant as a torpedo prime mover created a speed and torque mismatch between the power plant and the propeller. conventional geartrain technology is currently used to transform engine shaft output to that required by the propeller. the inherent mesh noise… More

ACTIVE MAGNETIC MICRO-G ISOLATOR FOR SPACE STATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,780.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Bruce G Johnson
Abstract:
N/a

PERFORMANCE OF SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETIC BEARINGS IN AN ADVANCED MOMENTUM EXCHANGE EFFECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,746.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr James R Downer
Abstract:
N/a

SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETIC BEARINGS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MOMENTUM-EXCHANGE EFFECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
James R Downer
Abstract:
Precision pointing of large payloads requires torques and angular momentum storage capacities that are large in comparison to the capabilities of available hardware. in addition, the pointing actuator must have extremely low torque jitter. high torque and low noise combine to produce an extremely… More

MAGNETIC BEARINGS APPLICATIONS TO ROTATING MACHINERY FOR SPACE POWER GENERATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr James R Downer
Abstract:
Magnetic bearings represent a promising approach to controlling the large angular momentums and imbalances associated with space based power generating machinery. without this control, these large angularmomentums and imbalances would lead to unacceptable torsional and translational interactions… More

ACTIVE MAGNETIC MICRO-G ISOLATOR FOR SPACE STATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,974.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Bruce G Johnson
Abstract:
A requirement exists on space station to provide an environment having a maximum acceleration of a micro-g. meeting this requirement necessitates active isolation from space station structural disturbances. magnetic suspensionsare an extremely promising approach to implementing these active… More

PERFORMANCE OF SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETIC BEARINGS IN AN ADVANCED MOMENTUM EXCHANGE EFFECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$488,400.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr James R Downer
Abstract:
Angular momentum exchange effectors have several advantages over thrusters. these include reduced maintenance (fluid must be periodically replaced) and improved compatibility with optics (no effluents). high-rate slewing of large payloads, however, will require torques (tens of thousands of… More

MAGNETIC SPINDLE BEARING FOR AN OPTICAL-DISK BUFFER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard L Hockney
Abstract:
The advent of optical disk recording technology has made possible a family of high-data-rate, high-capability memory devices. bearings are an enabling technology area where improvements are required to allow these systems to be utilized in space applications. air bearings, utilized in ground-based… More

DIRECT ELECTRIC TAIL ROTOR INTEGRATED DRIVE (DETRID) SYSTEMS FOR HELICOPTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,963.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James R Downer
Abstract:
N/a

DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF BOLT TENSION UTILIZING MAGNETOSTRICTION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,944.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Bruce G. Johnson , Division Leader
Abstract:
A new method for measuring bolt tension directly is proposed which exploits the relationship between stress and magnetic flux density in magnetostrictive materials. a conventional washer is either replaced or supplemented by a washer made from a magnetostrictive alloy. a wrench, modified to include… More

INTEGRATED MICRO-GYROSCOPE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,629.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Hawkey
Abstract:
Micro-electronic fabrication technologies have recently been applied to produce novel micro-mechanical devices such as motors, sensors, and actuators. their small size and easy integration with microelectronics invite innovative research, but thus far few useful application concepts have been… More

MAGNETIC BEARINGS AND ELECTRICAL DRIVE SYSTEM FOR CENTRIFUGAL FREON COMPRESSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,869.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
R L Hockney
Abstract:
N/a

MAGNETOSTRICTIVE ACTIVE-MEMBER FOR CONTROL OF SPACE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,973.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James H. Goldie , Division Leader
Abstract:
N/a

INTEGRATED POWER AND ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE SPACE STATION AND OTHER APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,919.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard L. Hockney , Division Leader
Abstract:
N/a

MICROFABRICATION OF TUNNELING TIP MAGNETOMETERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,906.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Ralph C Fenn
Abstract:
N/a

DIRECT ELECTRIC TAIL ROTOR INTEGRATED DRIVE (DETRID) SYSTEMS FOR HELICOPTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$435,646.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James R Downer
Abstract:
Sat-con technology corporation proposes to assist the u.s. army in the development of a direct electric tail rotor integrated drive (detrid) system for helicopters. this is an innovative approach for helicopters in which the tail rotor blade acts as the rotor of an electric motor, providing the… More

MAGNETOSTRICTIVE ACTIVE-MEMBER FOR CONTROL OF SPACE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$497,411.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James H. Goldie , Division Leader
Abstract:
New spacecraft designs feature large structures characterized by low natural frequencies, lightly damped structural modes, and stringent shape control requirements. these large space structures (lss) pose unique and difficult control problems. an important part ofthe solution to this control problem… More

A HIGH FIELD, HIGH FREQUENCY ELECTRON CYCLOTRON RESONANCE ION SOURCE UTILIZING AN AXISYMMETRIC MAGNETIC FIELD CONFIGURATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,855.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Michael J Gerver , Principainvestigator
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop an innovative ion source that produces higher ion current and more highly charged ions than conventional ion sources. an electron cyclotron resonance ion source (ecris) produces ions by creating a plasma in an open-ended magnetic field (a "magnetic… More

EDDY CURRENT-BASED VIBRATION DAMPING FOR AEROSPACE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,924.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
James H Goldie , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Satcon has developed an eddy current-based vibration damper ready to advance disc drives, home audio and video equipment, vibration isolation systems for industry and instrumentation, and even automobile suspensions. these dampers are remarkable for their linearity, reliability, wide range of… More

AN OPTICAL FIBER GUIDANCE PAYOUT TENSION AND TORQUE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM EMPLOYING MAGNETIC BEARINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,957.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr James R Downer , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Existing optical fiber guidance payout tension and torque measurement systems (ttms) have inadequate performance. vibrations limit systems using air bearings and calibrated load cells to sampling rates onthe order of ten hertz. mounting the payout bobbin on an instrumented beam achieves acceptable… More

MUTUAL INDUCTIVE SENSING FOR IR SEEKERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,960.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Richard F Torti Phd , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
An innovative application of the position dependence of the mutual inductance between two coils is proposed for sensing the rotational parameters required by a free gyro seeker of a multi-spectrum guidancesystem. a set of series resonant static transmitting coils excite one or more tuned passive… More

MAGNETICALLY SUSPENDED MULTIPURPOSE CENTRIFUGE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,951.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Vijay Gondhalekar , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Centrifuges operating in a field environment have to be compact, light weight, rugged and reliable by definition. available centrifuges have reliability issues related to the robustness of the mechanisms supporting the centrifuge rotor. the mass imbalance introducted on the rotor by asymmetrically… More

FLYWHEEL ENERGY STORAGE FOR ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATION SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,880.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The innovation in this project is a flywheel energy-storage system designed specifically to provide load leveling in an advanced launch system (als) employing electromechanical actuators (ema). one of the major advantages of an ema system is that it significantly reduces the total energy consumed… More

"A MAGNETICALLY GUIDED CARDIAC CATHETER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,815.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Torti, Richard P , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The overall high rate of successful cardiac catheterizations for diagnosis or angioplasty has been offset by the significant number of failures in these often crucial procedures. a common difficulty stems from the inability to precisely direct movements of the percutaneously introduced catheter tip… More

Inertial Energy Storage and Roll Control Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,853.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Vijay Gondhalekar
Abstract:
The Navy has expressed an interest in developing a combined power and roll control module to improve the utilization of the volume within a missile envelope. Combined power and attitude control modules have been proposed before for orbiting spacecraft with emphasis on high specific energies (kJ/lb).… More

Higher Harmonic Control and Actuation System for the Navy H-60 Helicopters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,848.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr. James R. Downer
Abstract:
Future Army rotorcraft/air-vehicle systems will require advances in survivability, operability and supportability. SatCon Technology Corporation proposes to design, fabricate, and demonstrate an integrated swashplate hydraulic actuation system for control of helicopter vibrations which will allow… More

MAGNETIC BEARINGS TO REMOVE STICTION AND REDUCE VIBRATIONS IN MOMENTUM WHEELS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,647.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

AN INTEGRATED MICRO-GYROSCOPE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$47,747.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

INTEGRATED ACTUATION SYSTEM FOR INDIVIDUAL CONTROL OF HELICOPTER ROTOR BLADES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Marthinus C Van Scho , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

A MAGNETIC BEARING SYSTEM FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,581.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James Downer , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

MAGNETIC BEARINGS AND ELECTRICAL DRIVE SYSTEM FOR CENTRIFUGAL FREON COMPRESSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,931.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
R L Hockney
Abstract:
N/a

INTEGRATED POWER AND ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE SPACE STATION AND OTHER APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$495,127.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard L. Hockney , Division Leader
Abstract:
Integrated power and attitude control system (ipacs) studiesperformed over a decade ago established the feasibility of simultaneously storing electrical energy in wheels utilizingthe resulting momentum for spacecraft attitude control. it was shown that such a system possessed many advantages over… More

MICROFABRICATION OF TUNNELING TIP MAGNETOMETERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$158,800.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Ralph C Fenn
Abstract:
Previously designed magnetometers using a tunneling-tip to measure magnetostrictive expansions have important limitations including high sensitivity to vibration and temperature. this work will design a microfabricated magnetometer based on these same principles that has many advantages over the… More

ADAPTIVE MATERIALS USING MAGNETOSTRICTIVE ACTUATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,928.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ralph C. Fenn, Ph.d.
Abstract:
A new class of adaptive materials is proposed that uses magnetostrictive actuation and provides a superior alternative to piezoelectric materials now under development. a unique characteristic of magnetostrictive materials is the contactless transfer of power to the material, through magnetic… More

A MAGNETIC BEARING SYSTEM FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$498,222.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James Downer , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Mechanical bearings require lubricant, produce frictional heat, resist starting, have surface chemistry problems, and require substantial support equipment for cooling and lubricant delivery. designing bearings for extended operation in a high-temperature environment is, at best, difficult. magnetic… More

ADVANCED INDUCTION SERVOMOTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,827.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard L. Hockney
Abstract:
Satcon technology corporation proposes to design, fabricate, and demonstrate a advanced induction servomotor and control system concept having high positioning precision coupled with outstanding electrical noise characteristics. the concept will incorporate a unique multi-disk, axial air-gap… More

HIGH PRECISION SPECTROMETER MOVEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,026.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard L. Hockney
Abstract:
Many spacecraft optical/mechanical applications such as spectrometers require high levels of positioning precision, unobtainable with conventional approaches, coupled with extremely high reliability. satcon technology corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate a high precision movement for… More

AN INTEGRATED MICRO-GYROSCOPE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,960.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Micro-electronic fabrication technologies have recently beenapplied to produce such novel micro-mechanical devices as motors, sensors, and actuators. their small size and their easy integration with micro-electronics invite innovative research, but, thus far, few useful application concepts have… More

MAGNETIC BEARINGS TO REMOVE STICTION AND REDUCE VIBRATIONS IN MOMENTUM WHEELS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$497,256.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This project addresses means to improve the operational performance and lifetime of existing reaction and momentum wheel assemblies on spacecraft. instrumentation carried on spacecraft is becoming ever more sensitive and intolerant to vibrations caused by mass unbalance on reaction-momentum wheels.… More

ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,176.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Vijay Gondhalekar
Abstract:
High flying drones propelled by fixed speed fans have been successfully flown before. the fixed speed is dictated by the characteristics of the turbine prime driver which delivers highest efficiency at a particular speed. the fixed speed constraint compromises the fan performance considerably, even… More

An All-Electrically-Actuated "Fan-in-Fin" Tail Rotor for the AH-IW

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$47,878.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James L. Dowtier
Abstract:
An alternate tail rotor for the AH-IW will yield an attack helicopter which is more maneuverable, quieter, and less susceptible to battle damage. All of the evaluation criteria cited in the Solicitation point toward using a fan-in-fin tail rotor and developing approaches to eliminate the tail rotor… More

Ultra High-Precision Tunneling Tip Force Transducer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$45,141.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Richard L. Hockney
Abstract:
SatCon Technology Corporation will develop an ultra high precision force transducer based on the electron-tunneling effect. Precision force transducers have wide application in all manner of physical control systems as feedback sensors. In addition to being central to the operation of precision… More

A SUPERCONDUCTING, ULTRA-PRECISION MULTI-SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,940.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Timothy J Hawkey
Abstract:
N/a

A SUPERCONDUCTING, ULTRA-PRECISION MULTI-SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,723.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Timothy J Hawkey
Abstract:
There is a need for improved sensor technology for the control of large space structures. a novel six degree of freedom, superconducting multi-sensor is proposed. the configuration features a superconducting proof inertia suspended by magnetic forces in a rebalance configuration with tunneling-tip… More

The Development of an All-Electric Active Vehicle Suspension Based on a Linear Reluctance Machine

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,802.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James H. Goldie
Abstract:
SatCon Technology Corporation proposes to develop an all-electric vehicle suspension which utilizes a switched linear reluctance machine (LRM) and associated drive and control electronics. The low losses of switched reluctance machines, while operating under high loads and motions of varying… More

High Efficiency, Low Weight Electric Inlet Particle Separator (IPS) Blower for a Turboshaft Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,878.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James R. Downer, Ph.d.
Abstract:
An electric-motor driven Inlet Particle Sepatator (IPS) blower is an ideal solution to a number of technical problems related to eliminating sand and dust erosion of turboshaft engine components. A motor which does not require liquid lubricant would be even more desirable since the inlet area of… More

Innovative Blade Design Concepts for Highly Maneuverable Rotors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Richard L. Hockney
Abstract:
Future military rotorcraft will require significant increase in maneuverability and handling qualities with low detectability for air-to-air combat and nap of the earth operations. SatCon Technology Corporation proposes to develop innovative blade design concepts using smart material/structures to… More

High Power Density Magnetostrictive Reaction-Mass Actuator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,948.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Monique Gaffney
Abstract:
N/a

Electromagnetic Shaker for Aircraft Structural Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,957.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard L. Hockney
Abstract:
N/a

Variable-Speed, Constant-Frequency, Intergral, Induction Starter-Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,921.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James R. Downer
Abstract:
N/a

Magnetostictively-Actuated Flaperon to increase rotor thrust

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,932.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dariusz A. Bushko
Abstract:
N/a

Passive and Active Damping Enhancement Using Magnetostrictive Transduction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,031.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ralph C. Fenn
Abstract:
N/a

Low-Cost, Feedback-Controlled, Anti-Gravity Suspension System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,957.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard L. Hockney
Abstract:
N/a

Magnetostrictive Water Pump for Use in Extra-Vehicular Activity

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,457.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Gerver
Abstract:
N/a

INTEGRATED ACTUATION SYSTEM FOR INDIVIDUAL CONTROL OF HELICOPTER ROTOR BLADES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$480,374.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Marthinus C Van Scho , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Future army rotorcraft/air-vehicle systems will require advances in survivability, operability and supportability. satcon technology corporation proposes to design, fabricate, and demonstrate an integrated actuation system for individual control of helicopter rotor blades which will allow… More

Long-Stroke, Micromachined, Linear Actuator for Positioning Optical Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,906.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard P. Torti
Abstract:
NASA requires micro-miniature precision stages which can be used for positioning of small lightweight devices such as optical mirrors. SatCon is proposing, as the essential actuator element, a micromachined, electrostatically deflected, compound cantilever. The cantilevers will be micromachined with… More

High-Rate Flywheel Energy Source for Electro-Mechanical Actuators Used for Thrust Vector Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,543.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard L. Hockney
Abstract:
The innovation proposed is a flywheel energy storage system designed specifically to serve as a high rate energy source for electro-mechanical actuation (EMA) systems. Recent advances in composite materials, permanent magnet motors, bearings, and power control electronics have led to flywheel energy… More

X-Y Translation Using Terfenol-D and a High Resolution Capacitive Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$58,594.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Vijay Gondhalekar
Abstract:
A fast, high accuracy X-Y translation table has been identified as desirable for nano lithography instruments. Over a wafer size of 3"x3", the translation table has to localize to a 20x20 um zone, and within this zone have a positioning accuracy better than 10 nanometers with a sweep speed of 20… More

MIcromachined Cylindrical Acoustic Resonator for Angular Rate Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$63,060.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Richard P. Torti, Ph.d.
Abstract:
The Army wishes to develop low cost, acceleration survivable gyroscopes and accelerometers for peojectile guidance systems. SatCon has identified a novel angular rate sensor which has been shown to be undamaged after gun induced accelerations of up to 25,000 g. Our device is a microfabricated… More

Lightweight Flywheel Uniterruptible Power Supply

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,301.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gary M. Colello
Abstract:
N/a

Magnetostrictive Water Pump for Use in Extra-Vehicular Activity

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$480,567.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Gerver
Abstract:
N/a

Electromagnetic Shaker for Aircraft Structural Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,949.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard L. Hockney
Abstract:
N/a

Ultra Precision Positioning Devices for Lithography

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,894.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Hy Tran
Abstract:
N/a

Variable-Speed, Constant-Frequency, Intergral, Induction Starter-Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$496,109.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James R. Downer
Abstract:
N/a

Magnetostictively-Actuated Flaperon to increase rotor thrust

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,908.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dariusz A. Bushko
Abstract:
Progress in electric flight control has been hindered by the lack of a high bandwidth actuator. The challenge is to identify an efficient, responsive, and powerdense source of mechanical displacement. Actuators based on "giant" magnetostrictive materials, such as Terfenol, achieve very high magnetic… More

High Power Density Magnetostrictive Reaction-Mass Actuator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,806.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Monique Gaffney
Abstract:
Magnetostrictive materials have been successfully used in single-axis actuator designs to produce forces over 3500 pounds, strains of 1200 ppm, and have bandwidths past 10,000 Hertz. Terfenol-D, the "giant strain" magnetostrictive material is an excellent candidate to produce a high power density… More

Low Signature, Multiple-Pole Motor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,437.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator:
Frederick J. Flynn
Abstract:
SatCon Technology Corporation proposes to design, fabricate, and demonstrate a quiet, compact, variable speed, electric propulsion system with four magnetic signatures to be used in small mobile underwater vehicles. The goal of this program is to develop a propulsion system concept having minimal… More

Microfabricated Cylinder Rate Gyro for High "g" Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,957.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard P. Torti, Ph.d.
Abstract:
The Air Force requires "G hardened" miniature sensors for real time measurements during in-barrel and free-flight model testing. SatCon has identified and recently evaluated a microscopic version of a simple, robust, roll sensor geometry well suited for operation under extremelyhigh accelerations… More

High Authority Airfoil Camber Control Using Shape Memory Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,288.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ralph C Fenn Phd
Abstract:
One advanced structural concept with enormous potential is the active control of wing camber. Current wing designs are compromises at all but one optimal airspeed. The capacity to alter camber as flight conditions change will provide greater lift and maneuverability, reduced dray, increased range,… More

Intercooled Gas Turbine Engine with a Bottoming Cycle

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,935.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Vijay Gaondhalekar, Ph.d.
Abstract:
The Army's need for a compact, power dense gas turbine engine can be met by utilizing the heat rejected by the intercooler and exhaust of a intercooled engine. SatCon is in the process of building and testing a 500 HP, twin rotor, intercooled, turbo-alternator for the Chrysler Corporation. The… More

Compact, Lightweight New Technology Generator Demonstration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,938.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Gita P. Rao
Abstract:
N/a

Application of Permanent Magnet Variable Speed Drives to Auxiliary Applications on US Navy Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,681.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Stephen B Nichols
Abstract:
N/a

Ultra Precision Positioning Devices for Lithography

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$715,053.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Hy Tran
Abstract:
New integrated circuit fabrication technologies will require rapid positioning, with accuracies in the nanometer range, over a workspace spanning hundreds of millimeters. This will require a two-stage mechanism: One stage capable of moving over a large span, carrying a smaller "mini-actuator." As… More

Lightweight Flywheel Uniterruptible Power Supply

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gary M. Colello
Abstract:
Rugged, reliable, light weight Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) are needed to protect critical C4I systems from power failure in the field environment. Commercially available UPS provide this protection but are prohibitively large and heavy. SatCon Technology Corporation proposes to develop an… More

Application of Permanent Magnet Variable Speed Drives to Auxiliary Applications on US Navy Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$630,508.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Stephen B Nichols
Abstract:
SatCon proposes to develop cost effective permanent magnet variable speed drives (PM VSD's) for auxiliary applications on US Navy ships by integrating high density drive electronics with innovative PM motor designs to create a standardized set of rotating power modules with common electrical and… More

Application of Permanent Magnet Variable Speed Drives to Auxiliary Applications in US Navy Submarines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Stephen B. Nichols
Abstract:
Sat Con proposes to develop permanent magnet varia ble speed drives (PMVSDs) for US Navy submarine auxiliary applications by integrating high density drive electronics with innovative PM motor designs. This will create a standardized set of rotating power modules with common… More

Gearless Permanent Magnet Motor for Vehicle Traction Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,761.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James H. Goldie
Abstract:
SatCon proposes to develop a gearless high torque density permanent magnet machine for traction motor applications. The combination of a large diameter air gap, high coercivity rare earth magnets, and a high ratio of magnet length to pole pitch permits torque densities in excess of 1600… More

An Efficient, Robust Magnetic Bearing System for JTAGG II Operating Conditions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,867.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James R. Downer
Abstract:
Magnetic bearings will dramatically improve performance of gas turbine engines by permitting high rotor speeds and combustion temperatures. Lubrication systems are also eliminated, reducing weight and logistic support. These huge potential benefits are essential to the Integrated High Performance… More

Modular Power Controller for Electric Drives

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,534.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Dennis Darcy
Abstract:
SatCon Technology Corporation proposes to develop the next generation power controller module aimed at the integrated control and power functions desired for the Power Electronics Building Block (PEBB) which has broad goverment and commercial interest. Building on power hybrid technology advances… More

A Novel Sensor & Diagnostic System for High Speed Composite Flywheels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,897.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
James J. Gorman , Lead Composites Engineer
Abstract:
This proposal describes the development of a novel inductive/dielectric sensor-based composite flywheel diagnostic system for high rotational speed applications such as locomotive drivetrain energy storage. The proposed diagnostic system will combine composite flywheel strength and fatigue models… More

Innovative Bonding and Spray-Forming Techniques for Cost-Effectively Producing High Performance Induction Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,607.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mr. James O'Rourke , Manager
Abstract:
40816 November 13, 1996 SatCon Technology Corporation While cost-effective, high performance electric motors are crucial to the success of any electric or hybrid-electric vehicle program, their manufacturability is the primary impediment to their… More

IN-SERVICE DIAGNOSTIC AND DAMAGE-LIMITING STRATEGIES FOR COMPOSITE FLYWHEELS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,967.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James J. Gorman , Lead Composites Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

LIGHTWEIGHT, COMPACT REACTION SPHERE FOR THREE-AXIS SPACECRAFT STABILIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,972.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James R. Downer , Senior Product Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR PHASE I: Fatigue Performance and Failure Modelling for High Speed Composite Flywheels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,616.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James Gorman
Abstract:
N/a

NEXT-GENERATION POWER ELECTRONICS MODULE FOR USE IN PMAD SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,754.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert Iovanni , Electrical Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

MAGNETOSTRICTIVE MOTOR FOR ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,857.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James H. Goldie , Senior Product Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR PHASE I: Nonlinear Modeling and Control of Terfenol-D Actuators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,733.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
David Dozer
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR PHASE I: Micromechanical Linear Displacement Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,707.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Richard Torti
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR PHASE I: Integrated Motoring and Magnetic Suspension System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,731.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James Goldie
Abstract:
N/a

In-Line High Power Density PM Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,880.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James H. Goldie
Abstract:
N/a

Compact, Lightweight New Technology Generator Demonstration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$740,362.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Gita P. Rao
Abstract:
The Army's need for lightweight, high performance alternators could be met by high frequency, high speed integrated alternator-generator sets using SatCon's in-house expertise in high-speed machinery and knowledge of state-of-the-art technology and materials. SatCon is in the process of fabricating… More

In-Line High Power Density PM Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$734,056.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James H. Goldie
Abstract:
SatCon proposes to develop two in-line high power density permanetn generators for light tactical vehicle applications. The combination of a large diameter rotor, high energy-product rare earth magnets, and a large magnet length permits brushless power generation capability well in excess of that… More

Electric Tail Rotor Drives for Helicopter Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,950.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Kevin J. Leary
Abstract:
Most helicopters in use and in production today carry tail rotors that are mechanically driven from the main turboshaft powerplant through a complex system of shafts, transmissions, and couplings. The configuration requires intensive maintenance and continuous monitoring for signs of possible… More

New Insulation Techniques for High Voltage, High Frequency Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,985.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Christopher P. Brown , Mechanical Engineer
Abstract:
92 New Insulation Techniques for High Voltage, High Frequency Motors--SatCon Technology Corporation, 161 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02142-1221; (617) 661-0540 Mr. Christopher P. Brown, Principal Investigator Mr. David B. Eisenhaure, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

High frequency Magnetically Suspended Propulsor For Underwater Naval Podded Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,660.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven B. Nichols
Abstract:
SatCon Technology Corporation proposes to design, and analyze a 100 HP, 500 RPM magnetically suspended, rim-driven propulsor drive for use in a Naval underwater system. The contactless nature of magnetic bearings will improve efficiency, increase bearing life, reduce maintenance, and eliminate… More

LiGa Microfabricated Inertial Guidance Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,951.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Richard P. Torti
Abstract:
The BMDO as part of its kinetic energy systems development requires an expendable, inertial guidance package. SatCon is proposing to develop an angular rate sensor combined with an accelerometer which are microfabricated on a single "chip" using the LIGA lithographic process. The accelerometer… More

Phase-Change Thermal Control Schemes for High Speed/Power-Density Electric Machines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,970.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Edward J. Ognibene, Ph. D
Abstract:
SatCon proposes to explore innovative phase-change thermal control schemes for high speed/power-density electric machines. Several cooling schemes will be investigated which utilize different physical mechanisms to drive the process. sy utilizing the fluid's latent heat of vaporization high power… More

LIGA Microfabricated Inertial Navigation System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,971.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Richard Torti
Abstract:
DARPA wishes to exploit MEMS technology to develop a tactical grade INS. SatCon is proposing to develop an angular rate sensor combined with an accelerometer which are microfabricated on a single "chip" using the LIGA lithographic process. The accelerometer element employs a rebalanced cantilever,… More

Composite Terfenol-D Transducers for Underwater Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Gerver, Ph.d.
Abstract:
Oriented composites of PZT and polymer can have properties superior to ordinary PZT as drivers for sonar transducers and hydrophones because they have a lower Poisson ratio, and a lower dielectric constant. Terfenol-D is superior to ordinary PZT because it has larger maximum strains and higher… More

MAGNETOSTRICTIVE MOTOR FOR ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$583,459.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James H. Goldie , Senior Product Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

A Flightweight High Temperature Magnetic Bearing Actuator for IHPTET Phase III Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$95,257.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jim Downer
Abstract:
N/a

An Efficient, Robust Magnetic Bearing System for Jtagg III Operating Conditions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,916.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James R. Downer
Abstract:
Magnetic bearings will dramatically improve performance of gas turbine engines by permitting high rotor speeds and combustion temperatures. Lubrication systems are also eliminated, reducing weight and logistic support. These huge potential benefits are essential to the Integrated High Performance… More

Passive Phase-Change Augmented Thermal Management Scheme for Induction Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,947.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Edward J. Ognibene , Senior R&D Engineer
Abstract:
50493-98-I Passive Phase-Change Augmented Thermal Management Scheme for Induction Motors--SatCon Technology Corporation, 161 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02142-1207; (617) 661-0540 Dr. Edward J. Ognibene, Principal Investigator Mr. David B. Eisenhaure, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Inertial Energy Storage and Roll Control Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,492,872.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Richard P. Torti
Abstract:
The BMDO as part of its kinetic energy systems development requires an expendable, inertial guidance package. SatCon is proposing to develop an angular rate sensor combined with an accelerometer which are microfabricated on a single "chip" using the LIGA lithographic process. The accelerometer… More

Metglas Acousitc Panels for Damping and Modication of Noise

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,879.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Michael J. Gerver
Abstract:
Noise from machinery and other sources may be controlled passively by high transmission loss panels and damping, or actively using discrete localized sensors and actuators to cancel noise. Effective enclosures for passive noise control are often heavy, especially below 500 Hz, while active noise… More

Magnetically Suspended Gimbal for Antenna Pointing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,968.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Douglas D. Havenhill
Abstract:
Current Satellite antenna pointing systems utilize electromagnetically driven gimbals supported by conventional ball bearings. Ball bearings require lubricants have limited life and produce stiction limiting pointing accuracy and stability.

An Adaptive-Passive Electromagnetic Vibration Absorber

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,979.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James H, Goldie
Abstract:
optimized torpedo-compatible design; identify an appropriate control algorithm; demonstrate feasibility in the lab; and delineate the major items of a follow-on prototype test program.

Modular Rail Enclosure

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Harris
Abstract:
N/a

Actively Cooled Switch Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Mark Harris
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,971.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Richard Torti
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$590,711.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Michael J Gerver Phd
Abstract:
N/a

Planar Magnetic Levitation Technology for Precision Microelectronics Manufacturing Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,985.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Won-jong Kim
Abstract:
N/a

Variable Reluctance Motor Drive for Spacecraft Electric Auxiliary Power

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,980.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Mary Tolikas, Senior Engineer, Motors/Drives
Abstract:
N/a

High-Temperature Tolerant Automotive Switched-Reluctance Motor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,934.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Not Available Silicon Carbide (SiC) is an attractive material for use in high power and high temperature devices. We are proposing to develop novel growth systems and growth processes for the 2 wafer growth of SiC. Experiment and calculations performed have demonstrated that 250-300 degrees C is… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,958.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Harris, Program Manager
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,964.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
James H. Goldie, Program Manager
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,871.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Ronald J. Rieder
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,865.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Won-jong Kim
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Edward Ognibene
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$735,525.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Edward Ognibene
Abstract:
N/a

Development of a Finite Element Analysis for Failure Prediction of Large Composite Structures Under Dynamic Loads

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$874,280.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Harris, Program Manager
Abstract:
The objective of the Phase II effort is to design, develop, anddemonstrate the basis for a modular Power Electronic BuildingBlocks type architecture for moderate power level Navy militaryand industrial power systems. This effort will continue thework on modular mechanical and electrical components… More

Engineering Design Software for Military Incinerators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$719,082.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Rieder, Optical Engineer
Abstract:
An ultra-sensitive optical biosensing platform will be constructed for the rapid detection and identification of single microbes. The sensing platform is based on a novel self-compensating optical transducer design immune to thermal and mechanicalperturbations, as demonstrated in Phase I. The… More

Sprayable Polysulfide Elastomeric Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,782.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
William Hall, Staff Engineer
Abstract:
The development of compact, light-weight power-electronics for driving underwater acoustic transducers has been the subject of research over the past 30 or more years. Improvements have occurred in parallel with advances in power electronic switchingdevices, most notably, the development of the… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$341,175.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a planar magnetic levitator/positioner for precision microelectronics manufacturing equipment. Based on feasibility proven in Phase I, Phase II will design, construct, and test a minimum-actuator maglev stage that can be… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a planar magnetic levitator/positioner for precision microelectronics manufacturing equipment. Based on feasibility proven in Phase I, Phase II will design, construct, and test a minimum-actuator maglev stage that can be… More

Magnetorheological Fluid-Based Continuously Variable Transmission

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,885.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James Goldie, Program Manager
Abstract:
A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is proposed that utilizes magnetorheological (MR) fluids. Using a typical MR fluid with a saturation yield stress of 70 kPa at 1600 Oe, it appears feasible to design a 60 hp CVT within the desired volumetricfootprint: 3-inch axial length and 10-inch… More

Passive Structural Vibration Damping with Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
James Goldie, Program Manager
Research Institution:
MASSACHUSETTS INST. OF TECHNOLOGY
RI Contact:
Michael Corcoran
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I will explore the application of composites of polymer and ferromagnetic shape memory alloys (FSMAs) to passive structural vibration damping. The large hysteresis present in the stress-strain behavior of NiMnGa, a ferromagnetic shapememory alloy (FSMA), and other shape memory… More

High-Speed High-Temperature Silicon Carbide Motor Drive Inverter for Hybrid Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,817.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
William Hall, Staff Engineer
Abstract:
Silicon carbide has long held the promise of founding a new generation of higher-density power electronics and its beneficial characteristics of higher temperature and higher frequency operation have been demonstrated. The question of how to package andapply SiC devices to take best advantage of… More

High-Speed High-Temperature Silicon Carbide Motor Drive Inverter for Hybrid Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,969.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
William Hall, Staff Engineer
Abstract:
Construction of a state-of-the-art hybrid vehicle propulsion motor drive including dynamometer and instrumentation for performance measurement is in progress for Phase I. Baseline performance using a silicon semiconductor based inverter and high-speedinduction motor will be established. Phase I… More

Magnetorheological Fluid-Based Continuously Variable Transmission for Vehicle In-wheel Application

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$711,118.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James Goldie, Program Manager
Abstract:
The Phase II will continue development of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that utilizes magnetorheological (MR) fluids. The Phase I program investigated several CVT concepts and defined a design and control approach for a 50 hp CVT that fitswithin the space available (10-inch dia x 3-inch… More

A 35 kW Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Permanent-Magnet Motor Traction Drive

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,922.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70573 Advances in both the motor and power electronics converters are needed for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) traction drive applications. In particular, improved constant power performance needs to be demonstrated over a wide speed range. This project will design and test an interior… More

High Power Modules for Military Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Other Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$118,888.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Harris, Program Manager
Abstract:
SatCon will investigate materials and and innovative designs to increase the power density and high temperature reliability of power electronics in Military Hybrid Electric Vehicles. We will focus on switch modules for DC/DC conversion that can servenumerous applications as well as motor drives.… More

Shipboard Power Conversion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,783.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Barnett, Controls Engineer
Abstract:
"SatCon Technology Corporation proposes to develop a modular, expandable 60 Hz to 400 Hz power converter system for shipboard power conversion applications. The proposal objectives in support of this converter are twofold. The primary objective will be toimplement a converter that meets the output… More

A High Reliability Variable-Speed Constant-Frequency Generator for Ram Air Turbines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,869.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Edward Lovelace, Group Leader
Abstract:
"Present ram air turbine (RAT) generators use variable blade pitch geometry to maintain constant speed to produce constant frequency electrical power. The variable blade pitch control and actuation systems have poor demonstrated reliability and add weightand cost to the generation system. RAT… More

High Temperature Control Circuits for Rugged Duty Inverters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Mark Harris, Program Manager
Abstract:
"This program will prove the practicality and feasibility of a high-temperature motor controller board suitable for operation at a heat sink temperature of 150¿C. We will design a microprocessor-based digital controller that will control an electric motorby means of PWM with the possibility to… More

High Current and Voltage Diodes for Power Switching

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,223.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
William Hall, Power Electronics Enginee
Abstract:
Silicon carbide diodes capable of the standard blocking voltages of 600V, 1200V, and 3300V and low forward currents have been developed and demonstrated, however packaged diodes suitable for higher current DOD applications are not presently available. InPhase I, SatCon and its partners will… More

High Power Modules for Military Hybrid Electric Vehicles and other applications.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$724,567.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Harris, Program Manager
Abstract:
Use the results of Phase I investigation to develop a power dense, modular DC-DC converter for Hybrid Electric Vehicle applications. Focus will be on proving out the power converter material and assembly system in an demonstration system that could bemodified for test in an application that of… More

Advanced Power Distribution System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,830.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Evgeny Holmansky, Power Electronics Group L
Abstract:
The proposed Advanced Power Distribution System (APDS) utilizes a flexible architecture built upon a common high voltage DC bus and includes a family of standardized, interchangeable DC/DC and DC/AC converters. The system uses hot-swappable, unregulated80-630 VDC power from the electric ground… More

An Innovative Integrated Starter Generator & Combination Magnetic/Foil Bearings for Oil-Free Support of Small Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,622.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Edward Lovelace, Program Manager
Abstract:
Magnetic suspension for gas turbine engine applications has previously been limited to lower load capacity, low cycle life demonstrations. A complete oil-free bearing and integrated starter generator (ISG) system is proposed that is capable of supporting asmall turbine engine in the

Smart Thermal Management for HARM Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,609.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Edward Ognibene, Project Manager
Abstract:
HARM electronic thermal control is difficult due to the system's dual nature. Most of its life the system exists as part of the aircraft. Cooling can be achieved by thermally coupling the electronics to the relatively cool air through the ordnance shell.However, after launch the HARM accelerates… More

A High Reliability, Electric Drive System for Carrier Deck Edge Doors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,716.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Edward Lovelace, Program Manager
Abstract:
The present deck edge door drive system for aircraft carriers is a complex system of sheaves, wire ropes, and associated equipment that has low reliability and high maintenance cost. The main system attributes that result in this situation are the indirectactuation of the door panels, and the use of… More

High Load Hybrid Magnetic/Foil Bearing Demonstration for a UCAV Engine Class Oil-Free Rotor Support

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$745,167.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Magnetic suspension for gas turbine engine applications has previously been limited to lower load capacity, low cycle life demonstrations. A complete oil-free bearing and integrated starter generator (ISG) system is proposed that is capable of supporting a small turbine engine in the

Automatic Casualty Power Restoration System (ACPRS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,747.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Doug Havenhill, Program Manager
Abstract:
Electrical power is vital to a modern Naval ship's fighting effectiveness. A ship without power is nearly useless and vulnerable to enemy attack. The ship's electrical distribution system is key to delivering power to ship's vital loads. SatCon Technology Corporation proposes a casualty power… More

A high power general purpose SiC converter for DoD and Industrial power conversion applications.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,695.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Harris, Program Manager
Abstract:
SatCon proposes to make use of prior work on SiC and advanced packaging for power converters to design and demonstrate a SiC semiconductor based power converter on the order of 60kW able to process 450VAC, thus demonstrating the capability of meeting the needs of multiple medium power applications.… More

Shipboard Lighting System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,916.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Weizhong Tang, Program Manager
Abstract:
Existing lighting systems in US Navy ships use motor-driven variable transformers for dimming control. It is unable to provide the dimming and control necessary to adjust to the various lighting sources. SatCon Applied Technology Corporation proposes an electronic dimming system that will provide… More

High Power Density Integrated Electric Drive Propulsor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steve Nichols, Program Manager
Abstract:
A novel highly integrated electrically driven propulsor is proposed to increase effectiveness and payload fraction while significantly reducing cost of future Navy and commercial undersea and surface vehicles. High power density is achieved with a rim driven architecture utilizing an advanced motor… More

High-Power Silicon Carbide Inverter Design

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,941.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
79498S The size and weight of Power Conversion Circuitry, needed for the transmission and distribution of electricity, is dominated by the reactive components and the heat removal system. The key to reducing the energy storage and filtering requirements, along with the heat dissipated, is the… More

Stable Launch and Recovery Platform (SLARP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,951.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Doug Havenhill, Program Manager
Abstract:
SatCon proposes a stable platform module for the launch and recovery of UAVs from the decks of Navy Ships. This platform will accommodate large amplitude motions in roll, pitch and heave enabling wide spread use of UAV systems on smaller Navy ships over a wide range of sea sates and vessel speeds. … More

Wireless Advanced Variable Speed Drive for Naval Auxiliary Loads

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,806.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Edward Lovelace, Electromagnetics Group Leader
Abstract:
SatCon Technology Corporation working with 3eTI will develop a Wireless Advanced Variable Speed (WAVeS) Drive system for the LPD-17 ship to improve mission effectiveness and reduce Total Ownership Cost (TOC) auxiliary load drive systems. This will be achieved by demonstrating advanced technology… More

Dual-Use Integrated Starter/Generator (ISG) for Tactical Military Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,840.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Edward Lovelace, Electromagnetics Group Leader
Abstract:
SatCon proposes to develop a dual-use Integrated Starter/Generator (ISG) for military and commercial vehicles. Our proposed machine type is an interior PM (IPM) machine which is ideally suited to ISG applications because of high power density due to the PM field production, and inherent field… More

High Power Density Engine-Driven Auxiliary Power Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,897.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Edward Lovelace, Electromagnetics Group Leader
Abstract:
SatCon proposes to develop a high power density engine-drive auxiliary power unit (EDAPU) for military vehicles. Our proposed machine type is a high speed permanent magnet generator. A power conversion unit (PCU) will integrate all the functions of converting the PMG power output into 3 selectable… More

High-Bandwidth Motion Simulator (HBMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,932.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Gerald Foshage, Program Manager
Abstract:
As the performance of missile technology evolves, simulation and test equipment must keep pace. Higher performance simulators that recreate impacts due to chemical thrusters and provide DC to 0.5-1KHz bandwidth are needed for guidance and control simulations of missile and anti-ballistic missile… More

Thermo-Electric Cooling (TEC) of a Low Noise Amplifier (LNA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jerry Foshage, Program Manager
Abstract:
Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs), used in communications, radio astronomy and radar applications exhibit improved performance when cooled to low temperatures (100oK). Range improvement of 20% and a 10x improvement in sensitivity can be obtained by cooling an LNA to 100K. However, use of Cryogenic fluids… More

High Power Density Integrated Electric Drive Propulsor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$594,022.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Edward Lovelace, Electromagnetic Group Lea
Abstract:
A novel highly integrated electrically driven propulsor concept has been developed to increase effectiveness and payload fraction while significantly reducing cost of future Navy and commercial undersea and surface vehicles. High power density is achieved with a rim driven architecture utilizing an… More

Motor Insulation Material Development for Improved Power Density

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,873.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gerald Foshage, Staff Engineer
Abstract:
Insulation systems for large, Brushless DC propulsion motors typically use Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) power converters with high frequency (>10KHz), high voltage switching for efficiency and control benefits but this places significant demands on the insulation system. Switching frequency, peak… More

High Temperature Packaging Technology for Semiconductors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,279.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Leo Casey, VP and Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
SatCon proposes to develop semiconductor packaging technology for the -65/+300°C temperature range. The goal is reliable operation while permitting high device temperature and wide temperature cycles, a particular challenge for existing Power and RF packaging techniques which are suited to the… More

Superconducting Aero Propulsion Motor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,444.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Edward Lovelace, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Superconducting electric propulsion systems will yield improvements in total ownership costs due to the simplicity of electric drive when compared with gas turbine engines, and due to greater power densities and efficiencies of electromechanical energy conversion processes. Two principal types have… More

Predictive Controller for Power Supply Prognostication

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,959.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Leo Casey, VP and Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
SatCon will demonstrate the feasibility of prognostic control techniques for switching power converters utilizing emerging Silicon Carbide (SiC) power devices, while using predictive modeling to avoid excessive sensing requirements in the prognostics. Silicon Carbide is an emerging technology, that… More

Advanced Eddy Current Braking Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,774.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gerald Foshage, Staff Engineer
Research Institution:
MIT
RI Contact:
Steven Leeb
Abstract:
There is a critical need for reliable, long life, low maintenance machinery for all DoD components, and underway aircraft carriers ops are among the most demanding, especially the 24/7 all-weather operations on the flight deck. The present C13 Aircraft Steam Catapult (ASC), with their water brake… More

Bi-Directional Power Converters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,937.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Richard Young, Senior Staff Engineer
Abstract:
SatCon will provide a galvanically isolated, high power density bi-directional resonant power conversion topology for the key isolated DC/DC link in developing a truly bi-directional and universal DC/AC, DC/DC and AC/DC power conversion block. This key link will be used between standard power… More

Hybrid PM Aerospace Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,653.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ed Lovelace, Mechanical/Electromagnetics Leader
Abstract:
High speed generators for future aircraft with dramatic improvements in power density while retaining or enhancing the functionality of current solutions. SatCon proposes to develop a new technology generator that up to 300kW in the same envelope as existing 50kW wound-field generators resulting in… More

Predictive Controller for Power Supply Prognostication

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,898.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Leo F. Casey, Vice President & Chief Te
Abstract:
Building on the feasibility determination made in Phase 1 SatCon will demonstrate an application of prognostic control techniques for switching power converters utilizing emerging Silicon Carbide (SiC) power devices, while using predictive modeling. Silicon Carbide is an emerging technology, that… More

Power Dense Quiet (PDQ) Electric Drive for Underwater Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,628.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Edward Lovelace, Mechatronics Group Leader
Research Institution:
PURDUE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Scott Sudhoff
Abstract:
SatCon proposed to investigate electric drive concepts for improved power density and quiet operation for underwater propulsion systems with an initial focus on torpedo applications. We will leverage our experience in SiC applications, NUWC propulsors, and active ONR podded propulsor program as a… More

High Temperature Permanent Magnet Actuator Motor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,938.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Gerald Foshage, Project Manager
Abstract:
A transition from a centralized, hydraulically based power source to a multi-source electric power base is eliciting a need for an electrically powered aircraft. This electrical power base will be composed on multiple, independently operated electric units, working together to power the craft. A… More

High Efficiency and High Power Quality Electrical Power Conversion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,920.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jim Munro, Engineer
Abstract:
The proposed shipboard medium voltage AC to DC converter system will allow for various input and output levels based on a power dense, efficient, low cost, high quality output, and modular design expandable up to 6MW. A 450kW power conversion module uses advanced power switching devices and a… More

Power Dense Quiet (PDQ) Electric Drive for Underwater Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$486,733.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ed Lovelace, Manager of Mechatronics
Research Institution:
PURDUE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Scott Sudhoff
Abstract:
SatCon proposes to fabricate and test an advanced technology electric drive for improved power density and quiet operation for underwater propulsion systems with an initial focus on torpedo applications. We will leverage our experience in SiC applications, NUWC propulsors, and active ONR podded… More

Motor Insulation Material Development for Improved Power Density

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$426,639.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gerald Foshage, Mechanical Engineer
Abstract:
The application of reliable, long life electrical machinery in the All Electric Navy is critical for the success of future naval warfare. Development of a Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) inverter fed Permanent Magnet (PM) motor for the DD(X) shipboard propulsion illustrates future trends for large 20… More

High Power Density Electric Motors for Hybrid Electric Air Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,974.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Gerald Foshage, Engineer
Abstract:
Fuel Cell and hybrid electric propulsion offers increased architectural flexibility to air vehicles. The power plant of choice for helicopters is a gas turbine engine due to its high power density. However, the large transmission can weigh more than the engine. A motor-generator pair can… More

Detection and Mitigation of Electrical Faults in Medium Voltage DC (MVDC) Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,173.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ted Lesster, Advisory Engineer
Abstract:
A novel combination of power electronics and electromechanical contactors is proposed to perform of sensing and fault protection in a Medium Voltage DC distribution system. This will reduce the electromechanical component ratings and size while providing both input to output galvanic isolation… More

A High Reliability Variable-Speed Constant-Frequency Generator for Ram Air Turbines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$596,587.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ed Lovelace, Group Leader
Abstract:
Satcon proposes to fabricate and test an advanced technology power generation and distribution system for underwater power systems with an initial focus on torpedo applications. We will leverage our experience in Naval power distribution converters, generators, and active ONR propulsion programs as… More

High Efficiency and High Power Quality Electrical Power Conversion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,963.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jim Munro, Electrical Engineer
Abstract:
The Navy's Next Generation Integrated Power System (NGIPS) Roadmap depends on the conversion of medium voltage AC (4160 - 13.8KV) to DC for shipboard electrical distribution systems. Satcon's medium voltage AC to DC converter topology supports the NGIPS architecture, allowing for galvanic isolation… More

Advanced Multi-Fueled 300 W 28VDC Thermoelectric Power System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$94,762.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jerry Foshage, Senior Staff Engineer – (978) 500-4803
Abstract:
RCT Systems proposes a Thermoelectric Scalable Power Generator (TSPG) design capable of>300 Watts, operating continuous at 28 VDC in a package weighing<22 Lb, based on a thermoelectric generator combusting gaseous (propane) and liquid (JP-8/DF-2) fuels. High ZT (>1.5) nanostructure… More

Electrical Energy Storage System by SMES Method for Ultra-High Power and Energy Density

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,841.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jerry Foshage, Senior Staff Engineer – (978) 500-4803
Research Institution:
Florida State University
RI Contact:
R.h. R. Meeker, Jr., P.E.
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: RCT Systems, with Florida State University, MIT, and partners, will develop a fast transient Superconducting Magnet Energy Storage (SEMS) system model for aircraft and spacecraft applications requiring ultra high capacity and rapid charge/discharge rates in an energy and power dense… More

Intermediate Transient Support of High Rate and Pulsed Loads

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,932.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Richard Young, Advisory Engineer – (410) 694-8054
Research Institution:
Florida State University
RI Contact:
Steve McClellan
Abstract:
RCT Systems proposes to develop a conceptual design for an Intermediate Energy Storage Module (IESM) that will provide the energy storage, power electronics and controls necessary to keep high power pulse loads from disrupting the ship"s distribution grid and allow the power system to meet the… More

High temperature electro-magnetic actuators (HTEMA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,892.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Gerald K. Foshage, Senior Staff Engineer – (978) 500-4803
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: RCT proposes a design and validation effort resulting in a high temperature, high reliability class of all electromagnetic actuator designs with minimal/no heat load on aircraft cooling systems. Size and weight are consistent with aircraft engine limits and are applicable to manned and… More

Wind Energy Systems for Base Camp Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,819.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Richard (. Young, Advisory Engineer – (410) 694-8054
Abstract:
There has been increasing concern about Energy Security and our reliance on foreign oil. Fuel delivery to FOBs has proven costly in terms of dollars and casualties to convoy personnel. Using renewable energy sources like wind power can reduce fuel consumption. For FOBs the ability to transport, set… More