Magnetically Coupled Helium Recirculation Fan (MCHRF)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-09-M-0081
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-054-0011
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ORBITAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.(ORBITEC)
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI, 53717
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
196894869
Principal Investigator:
Chris St.Clair
Principal Aerospace Engin
(608) 229-2727
stclairc@orbitec.com
Business Contact:
Eric Rice
Principal Aerospace Engin
(608) 229-2730
knaufs@orbitec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ORBITEC proposes to develop the Magnetically Coupled Helium Recirculation Fan (MCHRF), a fan for the recirculation of cryogenic helium gas for shipboard High-Temperature Superconductor Deguassing (HTSDG) systems. The MCHRF will eliminate the mechanical penetration required for the recirculation function by driving the fan with magnetic forces from a tightly packaged integral motor assembly contained entirely within the vacuum space. This will simplify the design of the associated insulation system, eliminate the potential for any gas leaks along a shaft penetration, and minimize the heat load associated with the fan. Because of these simplifications, it will also dramatically reduce the cost associated with the recirculation function.

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