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High Load Hybrid Magnetic/Foil Bearing Demonstration for a UCAV Engine Class…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62473
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-0578
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SATCON APPLIED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1745A West Nursery Rd MS4018 Li, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: High Load Hybrid Magnetic/Foil Bearing Demonstration for a UCAV Engine Class Oil-Free Rotor Support
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-C-2493
Award Amount: $745,167.00
 

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 <15,000 lbs thrust class. In Phase I the preliminary design of an innovative ISG concept, and combination magnetic/foil bearings with high load capacity has been accomplished. For Phase II a full scale, inline prototype demonstration of the high load bearings is proposed. SatCon's experience in high temperature, high speed, and fault tolerant magnetic bearings will be applied to detailed design and fabrication of combination magnetic/foil bearings to complete the rotor support system. SatCon will build an in-house test rig and controller representative of UCAV engine class loads and perform extensive testing of the innovative bearings. The specific demonstration objectives are 5,000 lbf thrust and 500 lbf radial load capacity.

Principal Investigator:

Edward Lovelace
6173490814
ed.lovelace@satcon.com

Business Contact:

David Eisenhaure
6176610540
appliedtech.info@satcon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SATCON TECHNOLOGY CORP.
161 First Street Cambridge, MA 02142

EIN/Tax ID: 042857552
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No