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NOVEL FABRICATION OF SUPERCONDUCTING ANTENNA STRUCTURES FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS.

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10497
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10497
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Monolithic Superconductors Inc
Po Box 1654 Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: NOVEL FABRICATION OF SUPERCONDUCTING ANTENNA STRUCTURES FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS.
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,986.00
 

Abstract:

WE WILL DEVELOP AND FABRICATE, USING EXPLOSIVE (SHOCK-WAVE) FABRICATION TECHNIQUES, SIMPLE, MONOLITHIC, PLANAR, SANDWICHARRAYS OF SUPERCONDUCTING Y BA2 CU3 O7 POWDER OR POWDER MIXTURE IN A COPPER MATRIX. THESE BULK, SUPERCONDUCTING ARRAYS WILL, IN THE PROPOSED PHASE I RESEARCH, SERVE AS PROTOTYPES FOR SIMPLE ANTENNA AND RELATED MICROWAVE (R.F.) COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS. SIMPLE EVALUATIONS OF SUCH ARRAY FEASIBILITIES WILL BE BASED ON SURFACE RESISTANCE MEASUREMENTS AT 77K OVER A RANGE OF 0.5 TO 5 GHZ. THE EFFECT OF MIXING METAL POWDERS SUCH AS COPPER OR SILVER ON THE SUPERCONDUCTING Y BA2 CU3 O7 SURFACE RESISTANCE WILL ALSO BE EVALUATED AS A POSSIBLE MECHANISM OF ENGINEERING SUCH SUPERCONDUCTING APPLICATIONS. THESE SUPERCONDUCTING SANDWICH ARRAYS WILL DEMONSTRATE SCALE-UP POTENTIAL TO BE PURSUED IN PHASE II, AND SERVE AS PRACTICAL PRECURSORS FOR SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE EFFICIENCY AND OPERATION OF SUPERCONDUCTING SINGLE-BEAM ANTENNA CONFIGURATIONS AND RELATED SPACE APPLICATIONS OF BULK SUPERCONDUCTORS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Lawrence E Murr
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Monolithic Superconductors Inc
Po Box 1654 Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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