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Company Information:

Company Name: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR
City: Devens
State: MA
Zip+4: 01434-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.amsc.com
Phone: (978) 842-3265

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,823,582.00 51
SBIR Phase II $12,704,805.00 20
STTR Phase I $599,000.00 6
STTR Phase II $1,999,999.00 3

Award List:

A RARE-EARTH CRYOGENIC PROJECTOR USING HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Carl Russo
Award Amount: $49,989.00

A RARE-EARTH CRYOGENIC PROJECTOR USING HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Carl Russo
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
A rare-earth, magnetostrictive, material, tb(x)dy(1-x) (0.50.6), operating at cryogenic temperatures, can store and release twenty times the energy of piezoelectric materials, and five times the energy of the best room-temperature, magnetostrictive, rare-earth alloys. this makes it ideal for the… More

OXIDE DISPERSION STRENGTHENED SILVER FOR USE IN HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTOR COMPOSITE WIRES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Gilbert N Riley Jr
Award Amount: $75,000.00

OXIDE DISPERSION STRENGTHENED SILVER FOR USE IN HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTOR COMPOSITE WIRES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Gilbert N Riley Jr
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The strengthening of high-temperature superconducting (hts)composite wires with oxide dispersion strengthened (ods) silver is the subject of this project. state-of-the-art hts composite wires consist of ceramic superconductor filaments encased in a silver (ag) sheath. for reasons of chemical… More

INTERNALLY OXIDIZED, DISPERSION STRENGTHENED AG FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTOR WIRES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gilbert N Riley Jr
Award Amount: $65,000.00

Advanced Lightweight Influence Sweep System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Swan Kalsi
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Superconducting Wires for Alternating Current Magnet Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alex Otto
Award Amount: $75,000.00

A Low Cost, High Temperature Superconductor Wire Manufacturing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Lawrence J. Masur
Award Amount: $75,000.00

High Current Density High Temperature Superconductor Composite Conductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Martin W. Rupich
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Enhanced Pulse Power Using Cryogenic Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Calman Gold
Award Amount: $60,000.00

Development of a Process Management Technology for the Manufacture of High Temperature Superconductors to Improve Conductor Quality

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David M. Buczek
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Superconducting Wires for Magnet Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alexander Otto
Award Amount: $65,000.00

High Efficiency Cryogenic Power Conversion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard J. Gran
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Proposed is the technical development and design of the electronics and cooling systems for a 1 megawatt cryogenically cooled inverter suitable for use in a wide range of applications, including Uninterruptable Power Suplies (UPS) and motors in the +1000 HP range. The proposed work will provide a… More

A Cryogenically Cooled Power Converter/Inverter Prototype

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Calman Gold
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Demonstration of a cryogenically cooled electronic power converter/inverter exhibiting a throughput power of at least 50 kW is proposed. The demonstration topology may be utilized as a variable amplitude variable frequency dc-to-ac inverter, or as a polyphase ac-to-dc rectifier. Operation… More

High Temperature Superconducting Composites With Low Alternating Current Loss

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey M. Seuntjens , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
40518 American Superconductor Corporation Many applications of high temperature superconductors (HTS) involve conductor performance in time-varying magnetic fields. Such environments require very stringent AC loss requirements for a commercially viable product. Available parameters for AC… More

A Low Cost, High Temperature Superconductor Wire Manufacturing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Lawrence J. Masur
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Improved Bi-2223 Flux Pinning Through Chemical Doping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Martin W. Rupich , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Encapsulating Aqueous Diets for Beneficial Insects Using Synthetic Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. William Toreki , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Low Cost Multifilament Composite Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey M. Seuntjens , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Novel Deformation Processing of Bismuth-Based High Temperature Superconductor Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gilbert Riley
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Enhanced Pulse Power Using Cryogenic Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Calman Gold
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Phase I will reduce the weight, size, and cost of pulsed power electronic equipment by achieving compact integration of the solid-state semiconductors. A dramatic reduction in waste heat and thermal management problems will be effected, thus eliminating conventional heat sinks, blower fans, etc.… More

INTERNALLY OXIDIZED, DISPERSION STRENGTHENED AG FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTOR WIRES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gilbert N Riley Jr
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
High-temperature superconductor (hts) composite wires are being strengthened using internally oxidized, dispersion strengthened (ods) silver. current methods of manufacture of state-of-the-art hts composite wires that consist of ceramic superconductor filaments encased in a silver (ag) sheath,… More

Encapsulating Aqueous Diets for Beneficial Insects Using Synthetic Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. William Toreki , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal seeks to develop a method for the encapsulation of a liquid artificial culture medium that has been proven suitable for rearing a variety of beneficial insects. There are no existing methods available for the production of soft-shelled, aqueous-filled, 1 cm diameter capsules which… More

Production of High Performance BSCCO-2223 Tapes Using Hydrostatic Pressure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lawrence J. Masur , Senior Manager
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
65 Production of High Performance BSCCO-2223 Tapes Using Hydrostatic Pressure--American Superconductor Corporation, Two Technology Drive, Westborough, MA 01581-1727; (508) 836-4200 Dr. Lawrence J. Masur, Principal Investigator Mr. Ramesh Ratan, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Low Cost Deposition of YBCO Films for Advanced HTS Conductor Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Martin W. Rupich
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This program develops and demonstrates an innovative, low cost, solution and non-vacuum based process for deposition of YBCO on continuous, textured metal tape substrates. It is easily scaleable for long lengths of continuous conductors, and is an inherently more cost effective as it is… More

Low Cost Deposition of Buffer Layers for Manufacturable YBCO HTS Conductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Martin W. Rupich , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
64 Low Cost Deposition of Buffer Layers for Manufacturable YBCO HTS Conductors--American Superconductor Corporation, Two Technology Drive, Westborough, MA 01581-1727; (508) 836-4200 Dr. Martin W. Rupich, Principal Investigator Mr. Ramesh Ratan, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Controlled Processing for High-Performance Fine Filament Bi-2223 Conductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gilbert N. Riley Jr. , Manager, Composite Development
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
169 Controlled Processing for High-Performance Fine Filament Bi-2223 Conductors--American Superconductor Corporation, Two Technology Drive, Westborough, MA 01581-1727; (508) 836-4200 Dr. Gilbert N. Riley, Jr., Principal Investigator Mr. Ramesh Ratan, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Improved Bi-2223 Flux Pinning Through Chemical Doping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Martin W. Rupich , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
40771 November 13, 1996 American Superconductor Corporation Current state-of-the-art Bi-2223 powder-in-tube HTS composite conductors have achieved performance levels which are rapidly approaching the requirements for many low field applications. However,… More

Low Cost Multifilament Composite Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey M. Seuntjens , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
40818 November 13, 1996 American Superconductor Corporation Commercialization of high temperature superconductors (HTS) conductors requires increases in overall current density (Je) and reductions in cost. The process steps involve shaping and cutting… More

Actively Cooled Minority-Carrier Devices for Power Conditioning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Otward Mueller
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
New power semiconductor device performance is limited by cooling because high heat-flux cooling systems have not matched their increased power density. Therefore, real designs rarely achieve device ratings. American Superconductor (ASC) demonstrated CryoPower+, which cools a variety of power MOSFET… More

Advanced Lightweight Influence Sweep System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Swan Kalsi
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Abstract not Available

Superconducting Wires for Magnet Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alexander Otto
Award Amount: $300,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Low Cost, High Power Gradient Cryo-Amplifiers for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Otward Mueller
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Low Cost Deposition of Buffer Layers for Manufacturable YBCO HTS Conductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Martin W. Rupich , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
64 Low Cost Deposition of Buffer Layers for Manufacturable YBCO HTS Conductors--American Superconductor Corporation, Two Technology Drive, Westborough, MA 01581-1727; (508) 836-4200 Dr. Martin W. Rupich, Principal Investigator Mr. Ramesh Ratan, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Low Cost Deposition of YBCO Films for Advanced HTS Conductor Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Martin W. Rupich
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This program develops and demonstrates an innovative, low cost, solution and non-vacuum based process for deposition of YBCO on continuous, textured metal tape substrates. It is easily scaleable for long lengths of continuous conductors, and is an inherently more cost effective as it is… More

Controlled Processing for High-Performance Fine Filament Bi-2223 Conductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gilbert N. Riley Jr. , Manager, Composite Development
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
169 Controlled Processing for High-Performance Fine Filament Bi-2223 Conductors--American Superconductor Corporation, Two Technology Drive, Westborough, MA 01581-1727; (508) 836-4200 Dr. Gilbert N. Riley, Jr., Principal Investigator Mr. Ramesh Ratan, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

An RF Cavity Tuning Actuator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. John Voccio , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50903-98-I An RF Cavity Tuning Actuator--American Superconductor Corporation, Two Technology Drive, Westborough, MA 01581-1727; (508) 836-4200 Mr. John Voccio, Principal Investigator Dr. Alexis P. Malozemoff, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER82531 Amount: $75,000 Cryogenic actuators… More

High Field Magnets for Plasma Fusion Confinement Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Swarn Kalsi , Senior Program Manager
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50633-98-I High Field Magnets for Plasma Fusion Confinement Systems--American Superconductor Corporation, Two Technology Drive, Westborough, MA 01581-1727; (508) 836-4200 Dr. Swarn Kalsi, Principal Investigator Dr. Alexis P. Malozemoff, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER82529 Amount: … More

Actively Cooled Minority-Carrier Devices for Power Conditioners

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Otward Mueller
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
New power semiconductor device performance is limited by cooling because high heat-flux cooling systems have not matched their increased power density. Therefore, real designs rarely achieve device ratings. American Superconductor (ASC) demonstrated CryoPower+, which cools a variety of power MOSFET… More

Low Loss, High Temperature Superconducting Wire For Inductive Energy Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alex Otto
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase l project is proposed by American Superconductor Corporation (ASC) to establish the feasibility of hermetically manufacturing small-filament, high temperature superconducting (HTS) composite wires for use above 20 K in AC magnet applications such as… More

Oxidation Resistant, Non-Magnetic Substrates for YBCO Coated Conductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. C.l.h. Thieme
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
This DOE SBIR proposal explores cost effective production of non-magnetic substrates which will have a major role in the production of YBCO coated conductors. Deformation textured substrates offer a cost-effective way of texturing. The substrate will be produced using inexpensive raw materials and… More

Novel BSCCO Composites for High-Field Superconductor Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. G. N. Riley Jr. , Senior Technical Manager
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50530-98-I Novel BSCCO Composites for High-Field Superconductor Technology--American Superconductor Corporation, Two Technology Drive, Westborough, MA 01581-1727; (508) 836-4200 Dr. G. N. Riley, Jr., Principal Investigator Dr. Alexis P. Malozemoff, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Low Current HTS Coils for High Temperature Superconducting Actuators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,997.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard J Gran
Award Amount: $744,094.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Swarn Kalsi , Senior Program Manager
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Manufacture of YBCO Coated Conductors with High Engineering Critical Currents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: CLH Thieme
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Non-Vacuum YBCO Thick Film Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Leslie Fritzemeier
Award Amount: $65,000.00

Secondary Flow in Helium Refrigeration Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dariusz Bushko
Award Amount: $100,000.00

High Current Density in Bi2223 Tape and Low AC Loss Wire

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available A low-cost, lightweight, stealthy broadband acoustic sensor is proposed to achieve surface and subsurface obstacle avoidance (no-compromise) for Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAAV). The Marine Collision Avoidance Sonar (MARCAS) is based on a small size, retractable sparse… More

Low Cost Bi-2223 Conductors for HTS Transformers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available In Phase I of the program, LEEOAT Company will develop and optimize the design and fabrication strategy of a portable cost- effective, high-performance remote chemical sensor for the identification and quatatization of the concentrations of contaminants in fuel lines. We will… More

Meter Length YBCO Coated Conductor Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Grazing incidence LIDAR has been demonstrated for detection of shallow objects at significant standoff ranges. Practical application of this technique for collision avoidance requires development and integration of a compact, rugged configuration that can provide high resolution… More

A Novel Process for the Fabrication of Advanced High Temperature Superconductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Phase I research will be conducted to prove the feasibility of of developing a Micro Air-launched Expendable Visibility Sonde (MAXVS) to measure atmospheric visibility profiles for both military and research purposes. The proposed research will investigate unique visibility profile… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Calman Gold
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Cornelius Thieme, Senior Technician, R&D
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Cornelius Thieme, Senior Technician, R&D
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Continuous Wave, L-Band, Cryogenic Photocathode Electron Gun

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: C.l.h. Thieme, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
65699 The availability of High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) wire, manufactured by a reliable, low-cost process, could revolutionize the electric power industry. For example, compact power transmission cables, motors, and generators could be attained by using high temperature superconductors… More

YBCO COATED CONDUCTORS FOR 25T NMR MAGNETS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Cornelis L. Thieme
Award Amount: $93,596.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Applicant's abstract verbatim): For the construction of high field NMR magnets (23.5 Tesla and higher) YBa2Cu3Ox Coated Conductors offer unique opportunities for magnet designers. The critical current remains high at fields between 20 and 30T at temperatures below 40K,… More

High-Temperature Highly-Efficient Ceramic Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: C. H. Thieme
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
65699 The availability of High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) wire, manufactured by a reliable, low-cost process, could revolutionize the electric power industry. For example, compact power transmission cables, motors, and generators could be attained by using high temperature superconductors… More

High-Temperature Highly-Efficient Ceramic Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: C. H. Thieme
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
65699 The availability of High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) wire, manufactured by a reliable, low-cost process, could revolutionize the electric power industry. For example, compact power transmission cables, motors, and generators could be attained by using high temperature superconductors… More

YBCO Coated Conductors for 25 Tesla NMR Magnets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Cornelis L. Thieme
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has positioned itself as a key research tool for drug design, the genome projects, the lowering of health care cost, the development of new materials, for new approaches to control diseases, and cleaning and… More

YBCO Coated Conductors for 25 Tesla NMR Magnets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Cornelis L. Thieme
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has positioned itself as a key research tool for drug design, the genome projects, the lowering of health care cost, the development of new materials, for new approaches to control diseases, and cleaning and… More

YBCO Coated Conductors with Reduced AC Losses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF WISCONSIN
Principal Investigator: C. L. H. Thieme, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: David C. Larbelestier
Abstract:
This Phase I Project will produce RABiTS-based YBCO CCs which are suitable for the manufacture of YBCO Coated Conductors with reduced AC losses. The improvements are based on a novel approach in the production of elements of the conductor. Anticipated AC losses will be analyzed for magnetic field… More

Low Cost Fabrication of 2G Wires for AC Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Argonne National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Thomas A. Kodenkandath, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $99,000.00
RI Contact: Richard E. Combs
Abstract:
Second Generation (2G) High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) wires based on the YBCO coated conductor are expected to find use in many commercial and military applications not accessible to the First Generation (1G) BSCCO HTS wires. However, the use of these 2G wires in certain applications, such… More

Superconducting Developments for Compact Power and Energy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: John Voccio, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In recent years, there have been significant advances in YBCO coated conductor development. AMSC reported achieving electrical performance levels of 330 Amps, 10 percent above the commercial threshold performance level of 300 Amps set by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for 2G HTS wires. Also,… More

YBCO Coated Conductors with Reduced AC Losses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF WISCONSIN
Principal Investigator: C. L. Thieme, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $749,999.00
RI Contact: Dianne Barrett
Abstract:
The Phase II program will build on technical achievements of Phase I and extend the process to producing 2G filamentized wires optimized for targeted military applications. This is a complex undertaking due to the variety of military and commercial applications with different operating regimes and… More

Superconducting Developments for Compact Power and Energy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: John Voccio, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $635,711.00
Abstract:
In summary, the proposed Phase II work furthers our understanding of 2G coil behavior and demonstrates coil technology through fabrication of a substantial prototype device using several hundred meters of 2G wire. The objective is technology-readiness for high power density rotating electric… More

Coil Simulator for AC Conductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: FLORIDA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: C. L. Thieme, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Kemper Kemper
Abstract:
This STTR Project addresses stability issues in Second Generation High Temperature Super- conductor (2G HTS) wire. It explores novel ways to address and characterize 2G HTS stability, in particular when used under ac conditions. In the Phase I novel components for increased stability were explored.… More

Coil Simulators for AC Conductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: FLORIDA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: C. L. Thieme, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Kirby Kemper
Abstract:
This STTR Project addresses stability issues in Second Generation High Temperature Superconductor (2G HTS) wire and will test novel components for increased stability and measurement techniques to evaluate stability at a wide range of conditions, in particular for demanding military AC HTS… More

High Critical Current in Metal Organic Derived YBCO Films

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
Principal Investigator: Xiaoping Li, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Dianne Barrett
Abstract:
Second Generation (2G) High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) wire based on the YBCO coated conductor is being developed for new military and commercial applications not accessible to First Generation (1G) HTS wires. Although a critical current (Ic) of nearly 300A/cm-w (77K, sf) has been obtained… More

Novel 2G conductor Design for AC Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: C. L. Thieme, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Second Generation High Temperature Superconductor (2G) wire is providing new capabilities critical for various military applications. The enhanced flux pinning at 65K, the lower limit for liquid nitrogen cooling, is useful for achieving useful power densities at magnetic fields of 1-3 T. For the use… More

Lightweight Power Transformer for Shipboard Electrical Power Distribution Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: David Gritter, Senior Technical Fellow
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A topology for a medium voltage to low voltage 3-phase power converter is proposed. It consists of a clean power rectifier followed by multiple isolated DC to DC converters using commercially available high frequency transformers with very low core losses when driven by a quasi-resonant inverter… More

High Specific Power, Rapid Start-up 95 GHz Source Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: John Voccio, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In summary, the proposed Phase I work furthers our understanding of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) coils for gyrotron applications. A system trade study will be performed to minimize the overall weight of the system, while also maximizing the operating temperature, in order to minimize the… More

Multifunctional Buffer Layers for 2G Wire by Low-Cost Solution Deposition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wei Zhang, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Second generation (2G), High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) coated conductors are needed to modernize and expand America¿s electricity delivery system. These conductors consist of a flexible metallic substrate and a superconductor layer, separated by intermediate oxide layers. In practice,… More

Application of Fault Current Detection and Limiting Technology on Electrical Distribution Systems for Naval Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Swarn Kalsi, Director, Advanced Techno
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
AMSC proposes to develop concepts and key components for the first militarily viable and commercializable Fault Current Limiter (FCL). This will utilize the 2nd generation High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) wire (YBCO Coated Conductor Technology) becoming commercially available now. Recent… More

Ultra-Fast Processing of MOD-based YBCO Films for Low Cost 2G Conductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wei Zhang, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In addition to performance, a critical requirement for the successful commercialization of second generation (2G) high temperature superconductor (HTS) wires is the reduction of manufacturing costs. Lower costs would ensure broad market penetration into key power utility applications such as power… More

High Field Stability Exploration of Second Generation HTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Florida State University
Principal Investigator: Cornelis Thieme, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Justin Schwartz
Abstract:
Low-temperature superconductors have limited usefulness at very high magnetic fields or in high heat load applications, which are representative of some sections in future particle accelerators. In this project, the suitability of second generation (2G) high-temperature superconductor (HTS) wire… More

Low AC Loss YBCO Coated Conductor Geometry by Direct Inkjet Printing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Martin Rupich, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: S. L. Milora
Abstract:
Second generation high temperature superconductors BC50offer potential benefits for many electric power applications, including those that require filamentizated conductors with low ac loss, such as transformers and fault current limiters. However, the use of 2G wire in these applications requires… More

High Critical Current in Metal Organic Derived YBCO Films

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
Principal Investigator: Xiaoping Li, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Diane Barrett
Abstract:
The Phase I STTR demonstrated major improvements in the deposition of high critical current YBCO films by a low-cost Metal Organic Deposition process on RABiTS substrates. A critical current of nearly 500 A/cm-width (77K, self-field) was achieved in a short length 2 m thick YBCO film,… More

Shock and Vibration Tolerant High Temperature Superconducting Shipboard Degaussing Cable

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher King, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In the proposed SBIR Phase I project, American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) will carry out an extensive industry "best practice" exercise to optimize a high temperature superconductor (HTS) degaussing cable design to meet U. S. Navy (USN) shock and vibration requirements. The materials… More

Compact, Lossless, Ruggedized, Electromagnetically Shielded Connectors for Power and Signals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hank Valcour, Senior Technical Staff – (978) 842-3517
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Today"s Navy continues to see increased demand for more power both on and off the ship. This need is largely driven by the continued development of high power density advanced weapons systems and sensors. Continued space and weight limitations for these ship applications will drive the need for… More