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Inorganic Nanostructured High-Temperature Magnet Wires

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
104374
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2.04
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Eltron Research & Development LLC
4600 Nautilus Ct., S. Boulder, CO 80301-3241
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Inorganic Nanostructured High-Temperature Magnet Wires
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CF68P
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This project will develop a high-temperature tolerant electrically-insulating coating for magnet wires. The Phase I program will result in a flexible, inorganic coating for copper, nickel, aluminum and their alloy wires that can be wound to produce magnets with superior thermal resistance. Eltron will produce a conformal insulating coating that permits continuous operation at temperature of at least 500 deg. C (932 deg. F), which exceeds current SOA coatings by 100%. According to NEMA, magnet wire is required for the production of 90% of all electricity. As industry attempts to shrink process size and increase output from these devices, their operating temperatures increase and conventional wire insulation tends to fail. High-temperature magnet wire allows for continuous operation under these environments. Few competitors exist that are producing magnet wire capable of functioning in this temperature range.

Principal Investigator:

Sara L. Rolfe
Principal Investigator
3035300263
eltron@eltronresearch.com

Business Contact:

James S. Beck
Business Official
3035300263
sbeck@eltronresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Eltron Research & Development, Inc.
4600 Nautilus Court South Boulder, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 363186256
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No