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Fabrication and Test of HTS Coils for the VASIMR Experiment

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63835
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
022190
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tai-Yang Research Company
9112 Farrell Park Lane Knoxville, TN 37922-8525
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Fabrication and Test of HTS Coils for the VASIMR Experiment
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNJ04JA28C
Award Amount: $599,994.00
 

Abstract:

In the Phase I effort, Tai-Yang Research Corporation (TYRC) proposes to design and perform analyses on state-of-the-art High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) coils for the Variable Specific Impulse Magneto-Plasma Rocket (VASIMR) experiment being conducted at the Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory (ASPL) at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Using the design results obtained in the Phase I effort, TYRC proposes in Phase II to fabricate, test, and install HTS coils (VX-2 and VX-3) in the existing VASIMR experiment. Replacing the conventional copper coils with state-of-the-art HTS coils in the VASIMR experiment will allow for greater design flexibility and increased operational performance. The HTS replacement coils will be designed to be conduction cooled via a single-stage Gifford-McMahon (G-M) cryocooler, operating at 40 K.

Principal Investigator:

Chris Rey
Principal Investigator
3024944048
taiyang@tai-yang.com

Business Contact:

Chris Rey
Vice President
3024944048
cmrey@tai-yang.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tai-Yang Research Corporation
31 Pierson Drive Hockessin, DE 19707

EIN/Tax ID: 582605625
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No