Development of an Anti-Vibration Controller for Magnetic Bearing Cooling Systems

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,895.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNM06AA34C
Agency Tracking Number:
054682
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
S4.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 YELLOW PL, Rockledge, FL, 32955-5327
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Mason
Principal Investigator
(321) 631-3550
dkm@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact:
Michael Rizzo
Business Official
(321) 631-3550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal outlines a program to develop a vibration-free reverse-Brayton cycle cooling system using specially-tuned magnetic bearings. Such a system is critical for the level of sensitivity required by future electromagnetic and gravitational wave detectors. The nature of magnetic bearings and their accompanying control systems make them ideal for applications that demand zero vibration, low-gravity, and maintenance-free operation. Further integration of these bearings into a reverse-Brayton cycle for cooling instruments is an ideal solution for use in high-sensitivity, long-term operations. In Phase I, Mainstream will develop a control algorithm designed to eliminate virtually all vibration and will be developed and tested on an existing machine operating under similar operating speeds and conditions. Design of the system and individual components will be finalized for immediate fabrication and testing in Phase II.

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