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AND CONVENTIONAL HIGH-FIELD MAGNET SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2518
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2518
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Memory Metals Inc.
83 Keeler Ave Norwalk, CT 06854
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: AND CONVENTIONAL HIGH-FIELD MAGNET SYSTEMS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $47,835.00
 

Abstract:

THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH-FIELD MAGNETS USED IN MAGNETIC CONFINEMENT FUSION APPARATUS HAVE BECOME EXCEEDINGLY COMPLICATED. IN THE VERY HIGH-FIELD, ELECTRO-MAGNET SYSTEMS USED FOR THESE DEVICES, SPACE IS AT A PREMIUM, AND FOR INNER- FIELD WINDINGS, CONNECTORS WITH LOW-PROFILE ARE NEEDED. ADVANCED FUSION SYSTEMS WILL EMPLOY SUPER- CONDUCTING MAGNETS AND THESE, ALSO, POSE DIFFICULT ENGINEERING PROBLEMS, PARTICULARLY FOR CONNECTING SUPERCONDUCTING CABLES. HIGH-CURRENT MAGNETS ALSO REQUIRE CONNECT/DISCONNECT CONNECTORS, WHICH ARE BULKY AND EXPENSIVE. THERE IS SUBSTANTIAL NEED FOR AN IMPROVED SYSTEM OF MAKING HIGH-CURRENT SEPARABLE CONNECTOR DEVICES. ALL OF THESE SYSTEMS ARE CANDIDATES FOR SHAPE-MEMORY CONNECTORS. THE SHAPE-MEMORY EFFECT HAS BEEN USED IN SMALL ELECTRONIC AND OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTORS, ALTHOUGH NEVER FOR LARGER DEVICES OF THE CLASS JUST DESCRIBED. THE OPERATING THEORY OF CONNECTORS USING A CONSTRAINED LAYER HAS BEEN DEVELOPED, AND IT IS FELT THAT A SERIES OF UNIQUE HIGH RELIABILITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS CAN BE DEVELOPED WHICH CAN BE MOUNTED AND DISMOUNTED WHEN NECESSARY. THEY FEATURE LOW-PROFILE, HIGH CONTACT FORCE AND REQUIRE SYMMETRICAL LOADING TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY CONTACT FOR THE DIFFICULT TASK OF SUPERCON- DUCTOR CABLE JOINING. THE ALLOYS AVAILABLE CAN BE DESIGNED TO OPERATE FROM CRYOGENIC TO TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE 100 DEGREES C, AND IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT BOTH THE DESIGN OF CONNECTORS AS WELL AS THE CHOICE OF APPROPROATE SHAPE-MEMORY MATERIAL HAS A HIGH PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. stephen fisher
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
2033580437

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Memory Metals, Inc.
652 Glenbrook Road P.o. Box 2518 Stamford, CT 06906

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