Development of an Advanced Cooling System for Motors and Generators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0333
Agency Tracking Number: O063-EP2-4197
Amount: $99,437.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD06-EP2
Solitcitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP.
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Duns: 175302579
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Tews
 PI/ Mechanical Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
 bet@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: Controller
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Typical cooling systems for high power density system include forced air or liquid convection. Problems associated with these single-phase cooling systems are the large thermal gradients that develop along the length of motor and generator stators. These large thermal gradients lead to inefficient systems and decrease overall power density of the machine. Mainstream proposes to develop an advanced thermal epoxy encapsulant and two-phase isothermal cooling system that will allow for the development of even higher power density motors and generators. In conjunction with the two-phase cooling system, Mainstream Engineering proposes developing a new thermal epoxy encapsulant that has a higher thermal conductivity. Mainstream has conducted preliminary research that resulted in an 1100% increase in thermal conductivities for epoxy resins.

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