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A Novel Eddy Current Brake Using Graded Conductivity and Wavenumber to Maximize…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83413
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-008-0069
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
American Maglev Technologies Of Florida, Inc.
109 Anderson Street Suite 200 Marietta, GA 30060-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: A Novel Eddy Current Brake Using Graded Conductivity and Wavenumber to Maximize Force
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0350
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

American Maglev Technology, Inc. (AMT) is pleased to respond to the Navy's Advanced Eddy Current Braking Technology STTR. AMT was approached by The University of Texas at Austin Center for Electromechanics (UT-CEM) to team on the development of a replacement for the Navy's high maintenance water brake. This team proposes a unique, passive eddy current brake to accomplish the same result and fit in the existing allocated water brake spaces. An unusual combination of material composition and permanent magnet (PM) size and spacing allows that peak force per unit length to be effective during the entire deceleration. Both are linearly graded over the length of the eddy current conducting spear and the PM magnets remain stationary. The geometry is coaxial, hence magnetically self centering ensuring a clean coaxial translation during deceleration. Powerful PM magnets at the entry of the brake are tapered to correct power cylinder misalignment and transition to a small magnetic air gap. Phase I will consist of an optimization of design variables followed by a proof of principle demonstration made possible by matching funds by American Maglev.

Principal Investigator:

Mike Werst
Sr. Engineering Scientist
5122321604
m.werst@mail.utexas.edu

Business Contact:

Tony Morris
President & CEO
4043864036
tmorris@american-maglev.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AMERICAN MAGLEV TECHNOLOGY OF FLORIDA, INC.
30 South Park Square Suite 201 Marietta, GA 30060

EIN/Tax ID: 593259683
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
THE UNIV. OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Ofc of Sponsored Projects Osp
PO Box 7726
Austin, TX 78713
Contact: Susan W. Sedwick
Contact Phone: (512) 471-6424
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university