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Development of Magnesium Diboride Superconductor Wire for MHD magnets

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57637
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021PR-0785
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Hyper Tech Research, Inc
539 Industrial Mile Rd Columbus, OH 43228-2412
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Development of Magnesium Diboride Superconductor Wire for MHD magnets
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-03-C-2344
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

New high power airborne, and space military systems can benefit from magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) generating systems capable of delivering megawatt levels of electric power. MHD generators and other military components such as transformers, rotatinggenerators, and rf source magnets can benefit from light weight superconductors that can operate in the 4-30 K range. The goal of this Phase II project is the development of magnesium diboride (MgB2) superconducting wire and cables tailored to the needsof airborne MHD generators. The level of superconducting properties achieved can also serve the needs for superconducting rotating generators, rf coils for gyrotron (microwave generator) for direct weapon systems. MgB2 wire can be made round which makesit easier to cable compared to high temperature ceramic superconductor tapes. MgB2 wires and cables besides being 1/3-1/2 the weight of other superconductors, MgB2 wire can provide a superconductor that can enable applications in the liquid hydrogen rangeof 20 K, or the use of a cryocooler operating at 10-25K. During the Phase II we will work on approaches to increase the in-field current density of MgB2 wires and cables, and wind small coils to demonstrate that the superconducting properties aresufficient for MHD generators .

Principal Investigator:

Michael Tomsic
President
9373320348
tomsic@voyager.net

Business Contact:

Michael Tomsic
President
9373320348
tomsic@voyager.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

HYPER TECH RESEARCH, INC.
110 E. Canal St. Troy, OH 45373

EIN/Tax ID: 311751734
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No