Axial-Flux Permanent-Magnet Generator for Advanced Aircraft Platforms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0429
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-009-0410
Amount: $149,924.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2011
Solitcitation Topic Code: N11A-T009
Solitcitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, -
Duns: 072021041
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Breedlove
 Principal Investigator
 (603) 643-3800
Business Contact
 James Barry
Title: President
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Research Institution
 Dartmouth College
 Charles R Sullivan
 Thayer School of Engineering
8000 Cummings Hall
Hanover, NH, 03755-
 (603) 646-2851
 Nonprofit college or university
Mobile production of electric power requires generators that are compact, lightweight, efficient, and reliable. Although standard generator approaches that use radial magnetic fields are very mature, they are also larger and heavier than desired. In response, we propose to develop an axial-flux permanent-magnet generator for advanced applications with demanding requirements. The resulting device will be extremely compact, lightweight, efficient, and reliable. Creare is an ideal candidate for this project because we have focused intense effort on the development of advanced high-speed turbomachines, alternators, motors, and power conversion electronics for challenging aerospace and terrestrial applications. During Phase I, we will optimize design trades, complete a preliminary design, and estimate production costs for our generator system. We will then fabricate and test a high-fidelity prototype generator system during Phase II.

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