High-temperature, Electrically-insulating Coating for Magnet Wires

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-08-C-0081
Agency Tracking Number: O081-EP5-2048
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD08-EP5
Solitcitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
AEGIS TECHNOLOGY
3300 A Westminister Ave., Santa Ana, CA, 92703
Duns: 112614594
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Lin
 Scientist
 (714) 554-5511
 timlin@aegistech.net
Business Contact
 Bob Liu
Title: Manager
Phone: (714) 265-1238
Email: bobliu@aegistech.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this SBIR project, Aegis Technology proposes to develop a high-temperature, electrically-insulating coating for magnet wires used in electro-mechanical and power conversion components. The development of such coating will enable the resultant components and systems to operate at high temperatures, high power densities and high frequencies, offering the advantages such as high efficiency, small size and light weight. In this Phase I, we are to demonstrate a novel magnet wire insulation concept based on a Si3N4-based ceramic coating material, which can be cost-effectively processed by a polymer-based precursor. With a proper control of processing, it is likely to form a nanocrystalline-microstructure coating with a thickness varying from a few nanometers (thin film) to a few micrometers (thick film). With such a ceramic coating, the insulation properties, thermal stability and mechanical strength can be substantially enhanced, making the resultant magnet wires can work reliably high temperatures far exceeding than 300 C.

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