Magnesium Diboride Superconducting Coils for Electric Propulsion Systems for Large Aircraft

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNC04CA41C
Award Id:
67287
Agency Tracking Number:
033827
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
110 E. Canal St., Troy, OH, 45373
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
014152511
Principal Investigator:
MichaelTomsic
Principal Investigator
(937) 332-0348
tomsic@voyager.net
Business Contact:
MichaelTomsic
Business Official
(937) 332-0348
tomsic@voyager.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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