Application of Programmable Force-Curve Magnets to Magnetic Gear Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0150
Agency Tracking Number: O102-EP8-4114
Amount: $97,160.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: osd10-ep8
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
125 Peter Lane, New Hope, AL, -
DUNS: 963299032
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 R. Evans
 VP, Engineering
 (512) 689-6062
Business Contact
 Stephen Straus
Title: VP, Commercialization and
Phone: (512) 426-0012
Research Institution
In 2008, Larry Fullerton made a fundamental discovery in magnetism. That discovery has led to the development of permanent magnets with programmed spatial force curves, tuned field-propagation characteristics, higher attachment forces and lower cost fabrication of magnet assemblies. The opportunity is to apply this discovery and its related technologies to magnetic couple and gear devices. Specifically, this proposal outlines a study to characterize the performance gains that result from incorporating this new set of technologies into current magnetic gear architecture.

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