NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 17-2 A1.03-9411
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Low Emissions Propulsion and Power-Turboelectric and Hybrid Electric Aircraft Propulsion
PROPOSAL TITLE: Low AC-Loss Superconducting Cable Technology for Electric Aircraft Propulsion

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Hyper Tech Research, Inc.
539 Industrial Mile Road
Columbus, OH 43228 - 2412
(614) 481-8050

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Matthew Rindfleisch
539 Industrial Mile Rd
Columbus, OH 43228 - 2412
(614) 481-8050 Extension :2438

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Sherrie Cantu
539 Industrial Mile Road
Columbus, OH 43228 - 2412
(740) 517-1938

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 5

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Low Emissions Propulsion and Power-Turboelectric and Hybrid Electric Aircraft Propulsion is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

The availability of low AC loss magnesium diboride (MgB2) superconducting wires enables much lighter weight superconducting stator coils than with any other metal or ceramic superconductor. This, together with Hyper Tech’s capability to fabricate long piece-length (potentially 60 km) wires, in turn enables lighter superconducting motors/generators, essential components in the turboelectric aircraft propulsion system with high power densities (over 10 kW/kg) and high efficiency superconducting components envisioned in next generation Air Vehicle Technologies. To that end, this proposed SBIR Phase II program focuses on developing MgB2 multifilament superconducting cables with exceptionally low AC losses (targeting a loss budget of 1 W/cm3) because superconductors in a cable form is arguably the only easily-accomplished and viable way to push down AC losses while retaining high operating current levels in the stator coils. Two recent advancements at Hyper Tech greatly increase the odds of success in developing superconducting cable technology in the Phase I: 1) the development of cutting-edge superconductor strand architecture designs with fine filaments, small twist pitches and resistive components for reducing AC losses and 2) improved wire manufacturing capability to fabricate multi-strand cables in significant length. A second benefit of using superconducting cable technology, beyond AC loss reduction, is the much lower heat load produced or enabled by the conductor.


POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Aircraft power components (motors, generators, cables), transformers, inductors, power conditioning equipment, ADR coils, magnetic bearings, actuators, MHD magnets, spacecraft electric propulsion systems (e.g. MPD and VASIMR thruster), magnetic shielding for spacecraft structures, magnetic launch devices and other applications where light weight power components are required.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Superconducting transformers, motors, generators, fault current limiters, DC transmission cables, 4 to 20 MW wind and wave turbine generators, aircraft turbo-generators, offshore oil platform motors, marine propulsion and generation systems, portable emergency power systems, and conduction cooled (liquid helium bath free) 1.5T and 3.0T MRI systems.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Air Transportation & Safety
Atmospheric Propulsion
Cryogenic/Fluid Systems
Processing Methods

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