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Title: Cost Effective, High Efficiency Integrated Systems Approach to Auxilliary Electric Motors

Abstract

The CARAT program, carried out by Kinetic Art & Technology Corporation (KAT), has been one of the most commercially successful KAT R&D programs to date. Based on previous development of its technology, KAT designed, constructed and tested a highly efficient motor and controller system under this CARAT program with supplemental commercial funding. Throughout this CARAT effort, the technical objectives have been refined and refocused. Some objectives have been greatly expanded, while others have been minimized. The determining factor in all decisions to refocus the objectives was the commercial need, primarily the needs of KAT manufacturing partners. Several companies are employing the resulting CARAT motor and controller designs in prototypes for commercial products. Two of these companies have committed to providing cost share in order to facilitate the development. One of these companies is a major manufacturing company developing a revolutionary new family of products requiring the ultra-high system efficiency achievable by the KAT motor and controller technologies (known as Segmented ElectroMagnetic Array, or SEMA technology). Another company requires the high efficiency, quiet operation, and control characteristics afforded by the same basic motor and controller for an advanced air filtration product. The combined annual production requirement projected by these two companiesmore » exceeds one million units by 2005.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Kinetic Art & Technology Corporation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)
OSTI Identifier:
815466
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-02EE50687
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRIC MOTORS; FILTRATION; KINETICS; MANUFACTURING; MOTORS; PRODUCTION; SEMA coil technolgoy; high effeciency motors; brushless permanent magnet motors

Citation Formats

Roy Kessinger Jr., Keith Seymour, Kanchan Angal, Jason Wolf, Steve Brewer, and Leonard Schrank. Cost Effective, High Efficiency Integrated Systems Approach to Auxilliary Electric Motors. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/815466.
Roy Kessinger Jr., Keith Seymour, Kanchan Angal, Jason Wolf, Steve Brewer, & Leonard Schrank. Cost Effective, High Efficiency Integrated Systems Approach to Auxilliary Electric Motors. United States. doi:10.2172/815466.
Roy Kessinger Jr., Keith Seymour, Kanchan Angal, Jason Wolf, Steve Brewer, and Leonard Schrank. Fri . "Cost Effective, High Efficiency Integrated Systems Approach to Auxilliary Electric Motors". United States. doi:10.2172/815466. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/815466.
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abstractNote = {The CARAT program, carried out by Kinetic Art & Technology Corporation (KAT), has been one of the most commercially successful KAT R&D programs to date. Based on previous development of its technology, KAT designed, constructed and tested a highly efficient motor and controller system under this CARAT program with supplemental commercial funding. Throughout this CARAT effort, the technical objectives have been refined and refocused. Some objectives have been greatly expanded, while others have been minimized. The determining factor in all decisions to refocus the objectives was the commercial need, primarily the needs of KAT manufacturing partners. Several companies are employing the resulting CARAT motor and controller designs in prototypes for commercial products. Two of these companies have committed to providing cost share in order to facilitate the development. One of these companies is a major manufacturing company developing a revolutionary new family of products requiring the ultra-high system efficiency achievable by the KAT motor and controller technologies (known as Segmented ElectroMagnetic Array, or SEMA technology). Another company requires the high efficiency, quiet operation, and control characteristics afforded by the same basic motor and controller for an advanced air filtration product. The combined annual production requirement projected by these two companies exceeds one million units by 2005.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 26 00:00:00 EDT 2003},
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