Improved Soft Magnetic Materials for High Power Density Electrical Machines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0100
Agency Tracking Number: F08A-031-0236
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF08-T031
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
318 Mourning Dove Dr., Newark, DE, 19711
DUNS: 361961126
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stoyan Stoyanov
 Senior Research Scientist
 (302) 345-6666
Business Contact
 Jianrong Lin
Title: President
Phone: (302) 379-9808
Research Institution
 University of Delaware
 Geraldine Hobbs
 Research Office
210 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE, 19716
 (302) 831-8618
 Nonprofit college or university
This STTR Phase I proposal is aimed to develop high induction soft magnetic nano-composites (SMNC) capable of high power operations at frequency between 20 kHz to 10 MHz. With Spectrum Magnetics’ proprietary technique, leveraged with research excellence in magnetic materials at the University of Delaware, we will develop magnetic nano-entities of large aspect ratio which effectively eliminates undesired demagnetization factor. Subsequent consolidation of laminated magnetic nano-entities leads to SMNC cores, which is a nano-scale version of the conventional laminated soft FeSi (silicon steel) cores. Our process greatly simplifies the manufacture procedures and reduces the cost. BENEFIT: The successful development of proposed soft magnetic nanocomposites (SMNC) will fill the frequency (20 kHz – 10 MHz) and induction level gaps (B>0.4T) that cannot be satisfied with existing commercial soft magnetic materials, either metallic amorphous ribbons or ferrites. The proposed SMNC have huge potentials for applications in motors and generators, high frequency and high power inductors, switching power supply applications such as DC-DC convertors, and electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS). The total market size for switching power supply alone is about US$26.7B in 2007 and is projected to grow to US$31B in 2011.

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