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A SUPERCONDUCTING CURRENT LIMITER FOR POWER CONDITIONING IN PLASMA CONFINEMENT…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17511
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17511
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Illinois Superconductor
451 Kingston Court Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: A SUPERCONDUCTING CURRENT LIMITER FOR POWER CONDITIONING IN PLASMA CONFINEMENT SYSTEMS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT INVOLVES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CURRENT-LIMITING DEVICE DESIGNED TO OPERATE AS A COMPONENT IN HIGH ENERGY FUSION PLASMA POWER CONDITIONING SUBSYSTEMS. THE ACTIVE ELEMENT IN THE PLANNED CURRENT LIMITER IS BASED ON THE HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTING MATERIAL YBA2CU3O7-X. RECENT ADVANCES IN THE PROCESSING OF THIS MATERIAL GREATLY IMPROVE ITS ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS; DEVICES THAT WILL OPERATE IN THE TENS OF KILOAMPS RANGE WITH VOLTAGES UP TO HUNDREDS OF KILOVOLTS CAN NOW BE ASSEMBLED. SWITCHING SPEEDS ON THE ORDER OF 2 MICROSECONDS WILL ALSO BE DEMONSTRATED. PROBABLE APPLICATIONS INCLUDE USE AS A SAFETY DEVICE THAT PROTECTS POWER SUPPLY THYRISTORS AND AS ULTRAFAST CIRCUIT-BREAKING SWITCHES. IN PHASE I, THESE ADVANCED SUPERCONDUCTOR MATERIALS ARE BEING FABRICATED AND CHARACTERIZED TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR VIABILITY IN FULL-SCALE PLASMA CONFINEMENT SYSTEMS. THIS COULD LEAD TO THE DESIGN, ASSEMBLY, AND TESTING OF A PROTOTYPE FULL SCALE CURRENT-LIMITING DEVICE DURING PHASE II.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Illinois Superconductor Corp
1840 Oak Ave Evanston, IL 60201

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