Magnetic Gears and Couplings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0085
Agency Tracking Number: O102-EP8-4012
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-EP8
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
475 Bridge Street, Suite 100, Groton, CT, -
DUNS: 112716357
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles Slavik
 Principal Scientist
 (860) 941-8585
Business Contact
 David Horne
Title: Sr Vice President/CFO
Phone: (860) 448-3253
Research Institution
APS will expand on available and evolving analytical/numerical tools to address design and performance parameters for Permanent Magnet couplings and gears. APS has developed complex modeling tools for designing and assessing current permanent magnet (PM) motors under ONR sponsorship. These tools have been transitioned to magnetic gear applications, as techniques for addressing flux densities, material modeling, torque calculation, electromagnetic losses and noise performance are comparable for both PM motor and PM gear set machines. Additionally, APS has leveraged available FEA tools to address design nuances that influence the performance of PM gear sets, most specific to the torque density of the device. APS will address not only combinations of mutually-influential design parameters, but also multi-physics relationships including magneto-thermal and magneto-acoustic concerns.

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