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Magnesium Diboride Superconducting Coils for Electric Propulsion Systems for Large Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNC05CA04C
Agency Tracking Number: 033827
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2003
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-12-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-12-01
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110 E. Canal St.
Troy, OH 45373-3581
United States
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Tomsic
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 332-0348
Business Contact
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Title: Business Official
Phone: (937) 332-0348
Research Institution

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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