Advanced Generator/Motor System with Ultra-High Power Density

Period of Performance: 07/01/2013 - 04/30/2014

$79.9K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Creare, Inc.
16 Great Hollow Road Array
Hanover, NH 03755
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

Dartmouth College
Office of Sponsored Projects 11 rope Ferry Road #6220
Hanover, NH 03755
Institution POC

Abstract

Generator and motor systems with high power density are needed as watercraft, aircraft, and land vehicles evolve toward more electric designs. In response, we propose to develop a system that operates at extremely high speed to provide ultra-high power density. The resulting system will be compact, lightweight, efficient, robust, and reliable. Our team is ideal for this project because we have focused intense effort on the development of advanced high-speed turbomachines, alternators, motors, and power electronics for many challenging aerospace and terrestrial applications. During the Phase I project, we will optimize design trades, create a preliminary design, conduct fabrication trials, and estimate production costs. We will then fabricate and test a prototype system during Phase II.