Inorganic Nanostructured High-Temperature Magnet Wires

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CF68P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
104374
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2.04
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4600 Nautilus Court South, Boulder, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
029303690
Principal Investigator:
Sara Rolfe
Principal Investigator
(303) 530-0263
eltron@eltronresearch.com
Business Contact:
James Beck
Business Official
(303) 530-0263
sbeck@eltronresearch.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
This project will develop a high-temperature tolerant electrically-insulating coating for magnet wires. The Phase I program will result in a flexible, inorganic coating for copper, nickel, aluminum and their alloy wires that can be wound to produce magnets with superior thermal resistance. Eltron will produce a conformal insulating coating that permits continuous operation at temperature of at least 500 deg. C (932 deg. F), which exceeds current SOA coatings by 100%. According to NEMA, magnet wire is required for the production of 90% of all electricity. As industry attempts to shrink process size and increase output from these devices, their operating temperatures increase and conventional wire insulation tends to fail. High-temperature magnet wire allows for continuous operation under these environments. Few competitors exist that are producing magnet wire capable of functioning in this temperature range.

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