Magnesium Diboride Superconducting Coils for Electric Propulsion Systems for Large Aircraft

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNC05CA04C
Agency Tracking Number:
033827
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Hyper Tech Research Inc.
110 E. Canal St., Troy, OH, 45373-3581
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
014152511
Principal Investigator:
Michael Tomsic
Principal Investigator
(937) 332-0348
tomsic@voyager.net
Business Contact:
Michael Tomsic
Business Official
(937) 332-0348
tomsic@voyager.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The recent development of magnesium diboride superconducting wires makes possible the potential to have much lighter weight superconducting coils for heavy aircraft motors than with any other potential metal or ceramic superconductor. The magnesium diboride superconductor can be cooled to 20 K by the liquid hydrogen fuel. The lighter weight coils, especially in the rotor, will enable a lighter weight support structure so the motor weight will be reduced even more for the same horsepower motor. For this NASA SBIR Phase II our objective is to design, construct, test, and assembly MgB2 rotor coil packs to replace the copper rotor coil packs for the cryogenic motor test bed being built for NASA

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