Magnesium Diboride Superconducting Coils for Electric Propulsion Systems for Large Aircraft

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$600,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNC05CA04C
Solitcitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
033827
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.02
Small Business Information
Hyper Tech Research Inc.
110 E. Canal St., Troy, OH, 45373-3581
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
014152511
Principal Investigator
 Michael Tomsic
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 332-0348
 tomsic@voyager.net
Business Contact
 Michael Tomsic
Title: Business Official
Phone: (937) 332-0348
Email: 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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