Innovative Motor and Generator Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-07-C-0064
Agency Tracking Number: O063-EP2-4038
Amount: $95,326.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD06-EP2
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
44645 Guilford Drive, Suite 201, Ashburn, VA, 20147-0147
DUNS: 785836243
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Salatino
 VP of Engineering and Programs
 (703) 858-0036
Business Contact
 Eric Takamura
Title: President
Phone: (703) 858-0036
Research Institution
NuGen Mobility has demonstrated that their Axial Flux Permanent Magnet motors have high Torque and Power densities, while exhibiting very high efficiencies. In addition, techniques utilized to vary the Rotor-Stator air gap have demonstrated that these high efficiencies can be realized at multiple points in the application’s Power-Torque-Speed continuum. Applying this same technique to the generator role of our Axial Flux design, we propose to exploit this ability and provide the generator with multiple “High-efficiency” points of operation. NuGen proposes to demonstrate analytically that as an Integrated Starter-Generator (ISG), high efficiencies can result at low-speed, high torque for engine Start and also at high-speeds for its Generator role. We propose to use this opportunity to both conduct a detailed study of the applicability of this innovation to 50-100kW ISGs and evaluate the potential of axial flux permanent magnet motors as measured against other motor topologies, and demonstrate the technical feasibility and performance gains from the air gap variation at different operating modes.

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