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Electrical Energy Storage System by SMES Method for Ultra-High Power and Energy…

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2012 / STTR
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Small Business Information
1745A West Nursery Rd MS4018 Li, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Electrical Energy Storage System by SMES Method for Ultra-High Power and Energy Density
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-12-M-2253
Award Amount: $99,841.00


ABSTRACT: RCT Systems, with Florida State University, MIT, and partners, will develop a fast transient Superconducting Magnet Energy Storage (SEMS) system model for aircraft and spacecraft applications requiring ultra high capacity and rapid charge/discharge rates in an energy and power dense package. A fully parametric, multi-physic model allows rapid sizing for a range of energy storage levels, based on state of the art materials and customer defined operating limits. Phase I design and analysis efforts lead to Phase II scaled hardware fabrication and"in the loop"testing for model validation. Phase II results are traceable to a full scale SMES device with minimized risk. We are leveraging our team"s experience with and facilities for power conversion, charging and pulse electronics, superconducting and cryogenic systems and hardware in the loop testing. BENEFIT: This work will yield smaller, lighter, and more durable energy storage systems. SMES technology will enable high energy transients in a safe and reliable application in satellite thrusters, electric aircraft propulsion, and directed energy systems. The technology has broad DoD applicability for directed energy systems including Army, Navy, and ground based installation programs. Commercial applications include: grid stabilization, source leveling in alternative energy sources (e.g., wind energy), and load leveling in industrial processes.

Principal Investigator:

Jerry Foshage
Senior Staff Engineer
(978) 500-4803

Business Contact:

Dennis Mahoney
Vice President of Marketing
(410) 694-8050
Small Business Information at Submission:

RCT Systems, Inc.
1745A West Nursery Rd MS4018 Linthicum, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 043649652
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Florida State University
2000 Levy Ave, Ste 140
Tallahassee, FL 32310-
Contact: R.h. R. Meeker, Jr., P.E.
Contact Phone: (850) 645-1711