Lightweight High Efficiency Electric Motors and Actuators for Low Temperature Mobility and Robotics Applications

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CD85P
Agency Tracking Number: 095072
Amount: $99,962.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: X4
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
QM Power, Inc.
441 Marlborough Street, #2, Boston, MA, 02115
Duns: 788879877
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles Flynn
 Principal Investigator
 (816) 537-5306
 jflynn@qmpower.com
Business Contact
 Patrick Piper
Title: Business Official
Phone: (857) 350-3100
Email: pjpiper@qmpower.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Space Exploration Vehicles and Lunar Surface Systems require electromechanical systems that are varied and include long life capability, high reliability, high thermal tolerance, high vacuum tolerance, significantly lower mass and volume, higher mass specific power and improved efficiency over the state of practice components/systems. Space, Weight, Power efficiency, and Cost (SWaP-C) are the key performance drivers for most designs. The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate QM Power's high performance motor and actuator technology called Parallel Magnetic Circuit (PMCTM) that excels at all of those key performance parameters in low temperature lunar environments. PMC motors and actuators have higher power density (over 20% lower weight and volume than alternative high perofrmance electric motors and actuators), higher torque density, run cooler, and operate more efficiently (over 90-94%) over a wider power output range than any known conventional AC or DC motors or actuators.

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