NASA funds research on all-electric aircraft

RIDGELAND, Miss., 7 Feb. 2006. SatCon Technology Corp. (SATC) announced that it has been awarded a Phase I SBIR contract with NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center for development work on a superconducting machine for future hybrid and all-electric aircraft.

RIDGELAND, Miss., 7 Feb. 2006. SatCon Technology Corp. (SATC) announced that it has been awarded a Phase I SBIR contract with NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center for development work on a superconducting machine for future hybrid and all-electric aircraft.

"This award is further evidence of SatCon's commitment to the alternative energy markets and our breadth of technical expertise in advanced power solutions," stated SatCon's president & COO, Millard Firebaugh. "Hybrid and all-electric aircraft, represent a path towards reduced dependence on foreign oil imports and a sustainable future for the aerospace industry, and SatCon is developing the enabling electric power conversion technology to lead us there."

SatCon Technology Corp., incorporated in 1986, is an industry leader in the development and manufacturer of power electronics and control systems. SatCon offers diversified and sophisticated power products for alternative energy power conversion, hybrid electric vehicle power trains, grid support & power quality, electronic components, defense & aerospace, and engineering services.

SatCon has a reputation for providing power products that enable reliable, affordable and clean solutions for electrical power needs. Products designed by SatCon engineers address the enormous demand for reliable power – from microwatt scale to megawatt scale advanced electronic components, subsystems and systems.

SatCon has been awarded 71 patents and holds rights to an additional 38 patents in conjunction with Chrysler Corp., for a total of 109 patents. With corporate headquarters located on the picturesque Boston Harbor in Boston, Mass., SatCon employs over 225 individuals. The corporation manages in excess of 170,000 square feet of office, research, development and manufacturing space for its use. For more information, see www.satcon.com.

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