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Switched-Reluctance Cryogenic Motor Tested and UpgradedPollution-free flight is one of NASA s goals for the 21st century. One method of approaching that goal is to use hydrogen-fueled aircraft that use fuel cells or turbogenerators to produce electric power to drive electric motors that turn the aircraft s propulsive fans or propellers. Hydrogen fuel would likely be carried as a liquid, stored in tanks at hydrogen s boiling point of 20.5 K (-422.5 F). The liquid hydrogen could provide essentially free refrigeration to cool electric motor windings before being used as fuel. Either superconductivity or the low resistance of pure copper or aluminum in liquid hydrogen could be applied to greatly increase electric current density and motor power density.
Document ID
20050217294
Document Type
Other
Authors
Brown, Gerald V.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Siebert, mark W.
(Toledo Univ. OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: Research and Technology 2004
Subject Category
Aircraft Propulsion And Power
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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