Motor Insulation Material Development for Improved Power Density

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,997.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-07-M-0060
Award Id:
76929
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-142-0365
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9063 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX, 78733
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
625120902
Principal Investigator:
BradRix
Principal Investigator
(512) 263-2101
brix@tri-austin.com
Business Contact:
MonteFellingham
Contracts Administration
(512) 263-2101
mfellingham@tri-austin.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The propulsion motors under development for use on the U.S. Navy�s next generation destroyer, the DDG 1000, are in need of novel insulating resins that exceed the performance properties of the currently available vacuum-pressure impregnation (VPI) resins. Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc. proposes a new high temperature resin that exhibits excellent dielectric properties, can withstand short rise-time voltage surges associated with the use of a pulse width modulated (PWM) drive, and will dissipate thermal energy quickly away from the coils in order to effectively increase the power density for the motor. The resin will be engineered to be fully compatible with the VPI process. During Phase I, TRI/Austin will be teaming with a manufacturer of Naval advanced induction propulsion motors. This corporation will provide technical assistance and finite element analysis modeling of the proposed resin. An established supplier of VPI resins to the military will also be involved as a technical advisor and potential commercialization partner. The feasibility of the new resin will be proven through the generation of in-house experimental thermal, electrical, and physical property data followed by computational modeling to show predicted behavior in a large-scale motor.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government