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A CRYOCOOLER FOR SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13695
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13695
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Alabama Cryogenic Engineering, Inc.
2010F Franklin Street Huntsville, AL 35804
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: A CRYOCOOLER FOR SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT IS CONCERNED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HELIUM TEMPERATURE (4 KELVIN) CRYOCOOLER. THIS CRYOCOOLER CAN BE USED FOR CONTINUOUS COOLING OF SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES THAT REQUIRE THESE TEMPERATURES. THESE INCLUDE MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI) SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SYSTEMS AND SUPERCONDUCTING QUANTUM INTERFERENCE DETECTOR (SQUID)-BASED MAGNETOENCEPHALOGRAPHY (MEG) SYSTEMS. THE CRYOCOOLER WILL HAVE NO MOVING PARTS IN THE CRYOGENIC SECTION, SO THE USUAL LIFETIME-LIMITING ELEMENTS ARE ELIMINATED. THE CRYOCOOLER WILL BE DESIGNED FOR OPERATION BY TECHNICIANS WITH NO SPECIAL TRAINING IN CRYOGENIC TECHNIQUES. THEREFORE, THIS DEVELOPMENT WILL ENABLE THE WIDESPREAD USE OF SUPERCONDUCTING INSTRUMENTS IN MEDICAL ENVIRONMENTS.

Principal Investigator:

John B Hendricks
2055368629

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Alabama Cryogenic Engineering
Po Box 2470 Huntsville, AL 35804

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