Magnesium Diboride Superconducting Coils for Electric Propulsion Systems for Large Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNC04CA41C
Agency Tracking Number: 033827
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
110 E. Canal St., Troy, OH, 45373-3581
DUNS: 014152511
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Tomsic
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 332-0348
Business Contact
 Michael Tomsic
Title: Business Official
Phone: (937) 332-0348
Research Institution
For electric propulsion systems for large aircraft it is desirable to have very light weight electric motors. Cryogenic motors offer much lighter weight than conventional iron room temperature motors. Superconducting cryogenic motors can offer much more lighter weight motors than just cryogenically cooled copper motors. Magnesium diboride, a light-weight superconductor wire, cooled in the available liquid hydrogen fuel, is the ideal candidate coil material for large aircraft motors. During the Phase I we will demonstrate using this new wire in coil forms that will show feasibility of fabricating exciter, rotor and stator coils in a Phase II motor demonstration.

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