Engineered Nanostructured Magnetic Alloy

Period of Performance: 08/15/2008 - 04/15/2009


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Advanced Powder Solutions
14102 Halprin Creek Drive Array
Cypress, TX 77429
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

University of California, Davis
2064 Kemper Hall One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Institution POC


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