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Low Cost Foil Bearing Supported Helium Circulation Fan

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92507
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-054-0537
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-054
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
R&D Dynamics Corporation
49 West Dudley Town Road Bloomfield, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Low Cost Foil Bearing Supported Helium Circulation Fan
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-10-C-4169
Award Amount: $811,171.00
 

Abstract:

A low-cost, low maintenance helium circulator will be designed and demonstrated for use in High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) systems. The circulator design will feature an oil-free high-speed fan supported on foil gas bearings. The basis for this design has been extensively used and demonstrated by R&D Dynamics in other applications e.g. fuel cells, at very high temperatures, up to 700 deg. C. In Phase I the feasibility was demonstrated. In Phase II a working prototype will be designed, built and laboratory tested. In Phase III a full scale prototype will be installed onboard a Navy ship for extended testing.

Principal Investigator:

Giri Agrawal
President/Chief Engineer
8607261204
agragiri@rddynamics.com

Business Contact:

Dennis Burr
Business Development Mana
8607261204
dennisb@rddynamics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

R&D Dynamics Corporation
49 West Dudley Town Road Bloomfield, CT -

EIN/Tax ID: 061302163
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No