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High Energy Cryogenic Varistors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
18175
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18175
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Busek Co. Inc.
11 Tech Circle Natick, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: High Energy Cryogenic Varistors
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $73,536.00
 

Abstract:

High energy (>1kJ/cc) varistors operating at cryogenic temperatures (<77 degrees Kelvin) are being developed at Busek. Power generation, distribution and energy storage at cryogenic temperature is more efficient and requires less massive systems than the room temperature equivalents. These systems, as well as superconducting coils/magnets, require surge/discharge protection devices capable of operating at the same temperatures. Additionally, low voltage cryovaristors may be the enabling technology for protection of high temperature superconductors (HTS) which, when mature, will be used in all electrical systems. Continuous (DC) power dissipation of 2 kW/cc at room temperature was already demonstrated. Development of varistors with higher DC and pulse ratings is currently proceeding via the use of novel ingredients and material processing.

Principal Investigator:

V J Hruby
6174493929

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Busek Co., Inc.
19 Kearney Road Needham, MA 02194

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