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High toughness rare earth-based Fibrous Monolith Permanent Magnets

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
53732
Program Year/Program:
2001 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N013-0018
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sensintel Inc.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706-5013
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: High toughness rare earth-based Fibrous Monolith Permanent Magnets
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-01-M-0239
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this phase I STTR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) and the University of Delaware (UD) propose the development of an innovative process for high energy product rare earth-based permanent magnets with improved toughness based on ACR'spatented Fibrous Monolith (FM) and the UD's Automated Tow Placement (ATP) processes. The novel combination of high-toughness NdFeB-based FM materials with fiber reinforcement will provide a unique synergy where the FM will provide improved toughness,while the fiber reinforcement will provide additional mechanical strengthening and integrity to the permanent magnet materials. UD will provide the materials characterization and processing support to ACR for structural design of the components. In thephase I program, the ACR led team will prove the concept and fabricate permanent magnet composite coupons with fiber reinforcement for mechanical testing and magnetic property characterization at UD. Additionally, ACR-led team will develop guidelines andprocedures for optimizing the performance of permanent magnet materials and provide a preliminary cost/economic analysis for prototype permanent magnet components. In the phase II program, the ACR led team will scale up the manufacturing process forfabricating full-scale components.Commercial potential exists for high-performance permanent magnets for use in aircraft engine bearing assemblies and at room temperature for electric propulsion systems needed in Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) andtorpedoes. In addition to DoD applications, the newly developed superior magnets could be used in commercial electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles and factory machines, and will contribute to a reduction in world energy consumption and carbon dioxideemission.

Principal Investigator:

Ranji Vaidyanathan
Manager, Advanced Materia
5204346392
r.vaidyanathan@acrtucson.com

Business Contact:

Brett Waldo
Controller
5205736300
b.waldo@acrtucson.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860640868
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF DELAWARE
210 Hullihen Hall, Office of the Vice Provost
Newark, NJ 19716
Contact: T. Fraser W. Russell
Contact Phone: (302) 831-2136
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university