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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
78733
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-D02-1132
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR
64 Jackson Road Devens, MA 01434-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High Specific Power, Rapid Start-up 95 GHz Source Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA9451-06-M-0075
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 cooldown time. Coupled thermal and mechanical finite element analysis will be performed to determine the imposed thermal cooldown stresses. These stresses will be compared to the known measured strength of the HTS coils, in order to determine the minimum allowable cooldown time. Then, a representative thermal mass will be designed, fabricated and tested under Phase I to validate the analytical model. The objective is technology-readiness for high power density rotating electric machines and magnet applications, such as gyrotrons. Under the ensuing Phase II program, a sub-scale 2G HTS magnet will be designed, fabricated and tested.

Principal Investigator:

John Voccio
Senior Technical Staff
5086214243
jvoccio@amsuper.com

Business Contact:

Tom Rosa
V.P., Finance and Accounting
5086214265
trosa@amsuper.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR
121 Flanders Road Westborough, MA 01581

EIN/Tax ID: 042959321
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No