Axial-Flux Permanent-Magnet Generator for Advanced Aircraft Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$149,924.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0429
Solitcitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-009-0410
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T009
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
072021041
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Breedlove
 Principal Investigator
 (603) 643-3800
 jfb@creare.com
Business Contact
 James Barry
Title: President
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Email: contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution
 Dartmouth College
 Charles R Sullivan
 Thayer School of Engineering
8000 Cummings Hall
Hanover, NH, 03755-
 (603) 646-2851
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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