Low Cost Foil Bearing Supported Helium Circulation Fan

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,990.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N65538-09-M-0083
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-054-0537
Solicitation Topic Code:
N091-054
Small Business Information
R&D Dynamics Corporation
15 Barber Pond Road, Bloomfield, CT, 06002
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
798021085
Principal Investigator
 Giri Agrawal
 President/Chief Engineer
 (860) 726-1204
 agragiri@rddynamics.com
Business Contact
 Dennis Burr
Title: President/Chief Engineer
Phone: (860) 726-1204
Email: dennisb@rddynamics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A low-cost helium circulator will be designed and demonstrated for use in High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) systems. The circulator design will feature an oil-free high-speed rotor supported on foil gas bearings. The basis for this design has been extensively used and demonstrated by R&D Dynamics in other applications e.g. fuel cells, at very high temperatures, up to 700 deg. C. In Phase I the feasibility will be demonstrated. In Phase II a working prototype will be designed, built and laboratory tested. In Phase III a full scale prototype will be installed onboard a Navy ship for extended testing.

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