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Engineered Nanostructured Magnetic Alloy

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Advanced Powder Solutions, Inc
14102 Halprin Creek Drive Cypress, TX 77429-6042
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Engineered Nanostructured Magnetic Alloy
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0025
Award Amount: $100,000.00


In this Phase I STTR program teaming with magnetic and materials experts Advanced Powder Solutions will develop a low cost high strength, high tensile, nano-structured soft magnetic alloy and rapid fabrication of magnetic component for actuators using innovative consolidation process. Teaming with system integrators and university experts Phase II will continue the characterization of these high temperature magnetic materials and will fabricate more specific components for the Air Force use BENEFIT: If successful the high strength, high temperature magnetic material will fill the need for high strength, high curie temperature, high permeability, low hysteresis , large saturation and remnant magnetizations and very low coercivity magnet. In addition making component by this netshape powder metallurgy process will replace current costly high temperature melting/casting/hot rolling/cold rolling/machining/ annealing route for making electromechanical and electro-hydrostatic actuators for flight control surfaces. Other uses are magnetic bearing, rotor, transformer, Power, Control, and Monitor Electronics (PCME), Interface Box (IBOX), Power Conversion Unit (PCU), automotive short-stroke actuators, for applications such as high-speed diesel fuel injector control valves; active and passive magnetic bearing actuation systems for electric vehicle flywheel energy storage units

Principal Investigator:

Asit Biswas
Manager R&D

Business Contact:

Randall Echols
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Powder Solutions, Inc
10010 Cucklebur Houston, TX 77095

EIN/Tax ID: 203150581
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UC Davis Engineering
One Shield Avenue
Davis, CA 95611
Contact: Enrique J. Lavernia
Contact Phone: (530) 232-3442
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university