NASA SBIR 2003 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:03-A2.02-9178 (For NASA Use Only - Chron: 033827)
SUBTOPIC TITLE:Electric and Intelligent Propulsion Technologies for Environmentally Harmonious Aircraft
PROPOSAL TITLE:Magnesium Diboride Superconducting Coils for Electric Propulsion Systems for Large Aircraft

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
HYPER TECH RESEARCH INC.
110 E. Canal St.
Troy ,OH 45373 - 3581
(937) 332 - 0348

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Michael   Tomsic
tomsic@voyager.net
110 E. Canal St.
Troy ,OH  45373 -3581
(937) 332 - 0348
U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident: Yes

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
For electric propulsion systems for large aircraft it is desirable to have very light weight electric motors. Cryogenic motors offer much lighter weight than conventional iron room temperature motors. Superconducting cryogenic motors can offer much more lighter weight motors than just cryogenically cooled copper motors. Magnesium diboride, a light-weight superconductor wire, cooled in the available liquid hydrogen fuel, is the ideal candidate coil material for large aircraft motors. During the Phase I we will demonstrate using this new wire in coil forms that will show feasibility of fabricating exciter, rotor and stator coils in a Phase II motor demonstration.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
Besides large aircraft motors, magnesium diboride superconductors can benefit NASA applications for superconducting ADR coils, transformers, inductors, magnetic bearings, actuators, MHD magnets, and other potential power conditioning applications.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
Commercialization of magnesium diboride superconducting wires will allow less expensive and more open MRI systems for medical use, and lower cost and more efficient systems for power utility applications such as transformers, reactors, motors, generators, fault current limiters, and SMES.