NASA SBIR 2018-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 18-2- A1.07-7982
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER:
 80NSSC18P1897
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Electrified Aircraft Propulsion & Concepts
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Less Iron and More Switches Increase Range
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Continental Controls and Design
20252 Bancroft Circle
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(877) 575-0053

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. James Hynes Jr.
jim.hynes@continentalctrls.com
20252 Bancroft Circle
Huntington Beach, CA 92646 - 4722
(714) 356-7835

BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Lore Hynes
lore.hynes@continentalctrls.com
20252 Bancroft Circle
Huntington Beach, CA 92646 - 4722
(714) 323-4924

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 4
End: 6
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Current prototype motors and inverters for small aircraft electric propulsion have impressive efficiency of about 95 and 97%  and typical power density of a little over 2kw/kg and 5kw/kg respectively. We can improve each of these metrics with a rigid winding which is formed in situ to increase slot fill and a 99.5% efficient inverter based on massively parallel, wide bandgap power switches. With independent “Brains” and “Brawn” sections, the inverter is scalable and can be distributed within the motor case, allowing fault tolerance and thermal integration benefits. The reduced weight and cooling needs represent an effective range enhancement of about 8% when configured for the X-57 cruise motors.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

Scalable technology, at least 10-100kW for main propulsion, electric actuation, auxiliary drives etc

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

Our innovations are relevant to any motor and inverter application with a high demand for performance, typically aerospace and military

Duration: 24

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