Engineered Nanostructured Magnetic Alloy

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: F08A-031-0246
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF08-T031
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
Advanced Powder Solutions, Inc
10010 Cucklebur, Houston, TX, 77095
DUNS: 136944142
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Asit Biswas
 Manager R&D
 (713) 939-0778
Business Contact
 Randall Echols
Title: President
Phone: (240) 351-9505
Research Institution
 UC Davis Engineering
 Enrique J Lavernia
 One Shield Avenue
Davis, CA, 95611
 (530) 232-3442
 Nonprofit college or university
In this Phase I STTR program teaming with magnetic and materials experts Advanced Powder Solutions will develop a low cost high strength, high tensile, nano-structured soft magnetic alloy and rapid fabrication of magnetic component for actuators using innovative consolidation process. Teaming with system integrators and university experts Phase II will continue the characterization of these high temperature magnetic materials and will fabricate more specific components for the Air Force use BENEFIT: If successful the high strength, high temperature magnetic material will fill the need for high strength, high curie temperature, high permeability, low hysteresis , large saturation and remnant magnetizations and very low coercivity magnet. In addition making component by this netshape powder metallurgy process will replace current costly high temperature melting/casting/hot rolling/cold rolling/machining/ annealing route for making electromechanical and electro-hydrostatic actuators for flight control surfaces. Other uses are magnetic bearing, rotor, transformer, Power, Control, and Monitor Electronics (PCME), Interface Box (IBOX), Power Conversion Unit (PCU), automotive short-stroke actuators, for applications such as high-speed diesel fuel injector control valves; active and passive magnetic bearing actuation systems for electric vehicle flywheel energy storage units

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