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Stability and Quench Protection for HTS Superconducting Magnets

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67902
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-002-0057
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: 2005
Title: Stability and Quench Protection for HTS Superconducting Magnets
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0170
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Air Force is currently pursuing the development of high temperature superconducting generators. Coated YBCO superconductor tape is a strong candidate to enable this application for rotor coils. There is the concern that it might be difficult to detect if a quench is occurring in a YBCO coated conductor coil and thus take action to protect the coil for being destroyed. During the Phase I we characterized the YBCO coated conductor tape with regard to current density, AC losses, and stability in coil and the conduction of heat transfer through various insulations. In this Phase II proposal we are working to improve the stability of YBCO coils through the use of innovative insulation approaches, develop methods to detect potential quenches and methods to protect the coils if a quench starts to occur.

Principal Investigator:

Xuan Peng
Research Scientist
6142474968
xpeng@hypertechresearch.com

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
Research Institution Information:
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLO
77 Massachusetts Avenue,, Building E19-750
Cambridge, MA 02139
Contact: Bob O'Handley
Contact Phone: (617) 253-2763
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university