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Company Information:

Company Name: THORTEK INNOVATIONS LABORATORIES
City: Irvine
State: KY
Zip+4: 40336
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (606) 723-2289

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $340,000.00 5
SBIR Phase II $600,000.00 1

Award List:

Permanent Magnet Linear Shaft Coupler for Cryogenic Fluids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Douglas 1. Thorpe, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
An extremely simple Permanent Magnetic Linear Shaft Coupler is presented that would magnetically couple the linear motion of a hermetically sealed shaft with an Actuator that operates in ambient conditions. The proposed Coupler will eliminate potential leak paths for the cryogenic valves at the… More

Hermetically Sealed Control Valve Magnetically Coupled to Electro-Mechanical Act

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Douglas Thorpe, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
An extremely simple Permanent Magnetic Linear Shaft Coupler is presented that would magnetically couple the linear motion of a hermetically sealed shaft with an Actuator that operates in ambient conditions. The proposed Coupler will eliminate potential leak paths for the cryogenic valves at the… More

Hermetically Sealed Control Valve Magnetically Coupled to Electro-Mechanical Act

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Douglas Thorpe, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
An extremely simple Permanent Magnetic Linear Shaft Coupler is presented that would magnetically couple the linear motion of a hermetically sealed shaft with an Actuator that operates in ambient conditions. The proposed Coupler will eliminate potential leak paths for the cryogenic valves at the… More

Hermetically Sealed, Free Piston, Cylindrical Linear Pump

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Douglas Thorpe, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
An extremely simple Hermetically Sealed, Positive Displacement Linear Pump is presented that would electro-magnetically shuttle a floating piston inside of a tube. The proposed Linear Pump will eliminate potential leak paths and multiple maintenance problems for the LOX pumps at the Kennedy Space… More

Stabilized Magnetic Bearings axially positioned by Axial Gap Motor for a High Specific Energy, Flywheel Energy Storage System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Douglas G. Thorpe, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Lightweight components are needed for Flywheel Energy Storage Systems with a system goal of 70 wh/kg to be used in Space Applications. Current satellite energy storage options are limited to a few electrochemical battery technologies that must be oversized to handle the high charge and discharge… More

Compact Integrated Hub Traction Motor and Inverter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Douglas G. Thorpe, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Contemporary electric vehicle propulsion systems are heavy, bulky, and are not efficient which results in thermal management problems plus the inverter drive-controller restricts cabin space for passengers and cargo. A high power density, robust, scalable electric traction motor that is integrated… More