Axial-Flux Permanent-Magnet Generator for Advanced Aircraft Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,924.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0429
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-009-0410
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T009
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072021041
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Breedlove
Principal Investigator
(603) 643-3800
jfb@creare.com
Business Contact:
James Barry
President
(603) 643-3800
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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