High-temperature, Electrically-insulating Coating for Magnet Wires

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-11-C-0084
Agency Tracking Number: O2-0860
Amount: $730,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD08-EP5
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
Aegis Technology
3300 A Westminister Ave., Santa Ana, CA, -
DUNS: 112614594
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Lin
 Chief Scientist
 (714) 554-5511
Business Contact
 Bob Liu
Title: Manager
Phone: (714) 265-1238
Email: bobliu@aegistech.net
Research Institution
In this SBIR project, Aegis Technology proposes to develop a high-temperature, electrically-insulating coating (HTEIC) for magnet wires used in the magnetic devices of electro-mechanical and power conversion systems. With such a ceramic coating, the insulation properties, thermal stability and mechanical strength of magnet wires can be substantially enhanced as compared with the-state-of-art product, making the magnet wires can work reliably at high temperatures far exceeding than 300 C. The development of HTEIC-based wires will enable the resultant magnetic devices to operate at high temperatures, high power densities and high frequencies, offering the advantages such as high efficiency, small size and light weight. In the Phase I recently accomplished, we have demonstrated a novel magnet wire insulation concept based on a ceramic coating which can be cost-effectively processed by a polymer-based precursor. Based upon the findings and success of Phase I, the proposed Phase II research will focus on technical issues in optimizing the design/processing, characterization and the system integrations. In addition, the benefits of using this HTEIC-based magnet wires will be addressed systematically.

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