$5M MagCanica SBIR III Award to Develop “Innovative Gas Turbine Engine Propulsion”

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The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, NJ has just given small business qualifier MagCanica, Inc. of San Diego, CA a not-to-exceed $5 million Phase III Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program contract for Topic N01-024: “Innovative Gas Turbine Engine Propulsion” (N68335-06-D-0016) MagCanica, who is also working with a number of Formula 1 race car teams using its magneto-mechanical torque sensing and control technologies, will provide a wide variety of services and materials. These will include research and development, prototype development and fabrication, demonstration/validation, product development services, product application studies and modeling, fabrication/production of hardware, software design, software development and fabrication, retrofitting developed products into existing air and sea-based platforms, and in-service engineering pertaining to non-contacting torque sensing technology. Work will be performed in San Diego, CA and is expected to be complete in September 2011. The Phase I effort was competitively procured using SBIR Program Solicitation under Topic N01-024; 30 offers were received.

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