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Hybrid High-Temperature Superconductor Current Leads for Space Applications

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90651
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084621
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tai-Yang Research Company
9112 Farrell Park Lane Knoxville, TN 37922-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Hybrid High-Temperature Superconductor Current Leads for Space Applications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CA62C
Award Amount: $599,996.00
 

Abstract:

The Tai-Yang Research Company (TYRC) proposes to address the need for high temperature superconducting (HTS) current leads used in an adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator (ADR) for space applications, presently being developed at the NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The innovation is to use a hybrid of two different HTS conductors bonded together at a thermally and electrically determined optimum point along the length of the current lead. The HTS conductor positioned at the warm end of the current lead will have a higher critical temperature (Tc) than the conductor at the cold end. This hybrid lead uses commercially available 2nd generation HTS conductors optimized for currents less than 10A. The warm end Tc is extended by using a bulk or thin film form not yet commercially available. TYRC will custom-fabricate the higher Tc materials and develop processes for joining them to the lower Tc material. TYRC will develop fabrication processes and generate options for mechanical design of the lead assembly.

Principal Investigator:

David K. Hilton
Principal Investigator
8658050220
dkhilton@tai-yang.com

Business Contact:

William S. Marshall
Business Official
8658657261
wsmarshall@tai-yang.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tai-Yang Research Corporation
9112 Farrell Park Lane Knoxville, TN 37922

EIN/Tax ID: 582605625
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No