NEMO - Neodymium Iron Motor
An electric motor making use of state-of-the-art Samarium Cobalt (SmCo) magnets was used as a simple demonstrator. The rotor of this electric motor was designed for the new type of NdFeB magnets. A comparison was made based on detailed analysis loops and tests.
The permanent magnets were assembled into the rotor of the demonstrator, one equipped with SmCo magnets (for benchmarking purposes) and the other with the new type of NdFeB magnets. Finally, the test results were compared with typical space requirements.
RUAG Space GmbH - Thomas Kessler