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Quench-Protection Strategies for HTS Conductors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67901
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-002-0035
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CERAMPHYSICS, INC.
921 Eastwind Dr. Suite 110 Westerville, OH 43081
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Quench-Protection Strategies for HTS Conductors
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0073
Award Amount: $99,989.00
 

Abstract:

An assessment will be made of two quench-protection strategies for HTS conductors, one based on dielectric insulations with enhanced thermal properties and the other on a cryovaristor technology. Three insulations are considered: ceramic powders in Formvar, sputtered ceramics, and diamond films. Both strategies make use of established databases at CeramPhysics (except for diamond films). Additional thermal measurements will be made on Formvar/powder composites, and a sputtered ceramic film on an HTS conductor will be demonstrated. Three-dimensional, transient, heat transfer modeling for the insulations will be performed by Prof. M. K. Chyu of the University of Pittsburgh. The electrical/thermal properties of a cryovaristor film will be modeled. The most favorable strategy will be identified.

Principal Investigator:

William N. Lawless
President
6148822231
cpi@infinet.com

Business Contact:

C. F. Clark
Vice President
6148822231
cpi@infinet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CERAMPHYSICS, INC.
921 Eastwind Dr., Suite 110 Westerville, OH 43081

EIN/Tax ID: 311023140
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Pittsburgh
648 Benedum Hall, 3700 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Contact: Minking K. Chyu
Contact Phone: (412) 624-9783
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university