Preliminary Design of the Superconducting Rotor for NASA’s High-Efficiency Megawatt Motor

Abstract: NASA Glenn Research Center is developing a 1.4~MW high-efficiency electric machine for future electrified aircraft to reduce energy consumption, emissions, and noise. This wound-field, synchronous machine employs a self-cooled, superconducting rotor to achieve excellent specific power and efficiency. The design of the superconducting rotor and the optimization of its electromagnetic and structural responses are analyzed in this paper. Candidate designs are evaluated in terms of absolute perfo…

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