NON-CONTACTING MAGNETIC GEARS FOR USE IN QUIET SPEED REDUCERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,981.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9052
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sat-con Technology Corp
71 Rogers St, Cambridge, MA, 02142
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
GEORGE V ANASTAS JR
(617) 661-8942
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE INTRODUCTION OF THE TURBINE POWER PLANT AS A TORPEDO PRIME MOVER CREATED A SPEED AND TORQUE MISMATCH BETWEEN THE POWER PLANT AND THE PROPELLER. CONVENTIONAL GEARTRAIN TECHNOLOGY IS CURRENTLY USED TO TRANSFORM ENGINE SHAFT OUTPUT TO THAT REQUIRED BY THE PROPELLER. THE INHERENT MESH NOISE GENERATED BY THE GEARSETS IS UNDESIRABLE. THE RESEARCH PROPOSED HEREIN WILL INITIATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF NONCONTRACTING MAGNETIC GEARS CONFIGURED IN A PLANETARY FORMAT. THE SUBSTANTIAL AIR GAPS REQUIRED BETWEEN THE REDUCTION STAGES INHIBIT THE TRANSMISSION OF DRIVETRAIN VIBRATIONS, THEREBY REDUCING OVERALL SYSTEM NOISE. POWER CONSUMED BY THE SYSTEM SHOULD BE RELATIVELY SMALL, SINCE THE REDUCTION OCCURS WITH CONSTANT RELATIVE TANGENTIAL VELOCITIES BETWEEN THE REDUCTION STAGES. SUPPORT SYSTEMS WILL INCLUDE POWER MANAGEMENT AND POSSIBLE ACTIVE CONTROL OF THE MAGNETICS. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL VERIFY THE CONCEPT AND WILL RESULT IN A DESIGN DEFINITION OF THE MAGNETIC GEARS, IDENTIFYING POWER AND SUPPORT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS. A LABORATORY PROTOTYPE WILL BE CONSTRUCTED AND TESTED AS A PHASE II EFFORT.

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