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Shock and Vibration Tolerant High Temperature Superconducting Shipboard…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87636
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-085-0022
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: 2008
Title: Shock and Vibration Tolerant High Temperature Superconducting Shipboard Degaussing Cable
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-08-M-0225
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 specification will indicate cable geometry; insulation, overwrap and core materials for typical applications as specified by USN sponsors. The process specification will define a manufacturing process map of the optimum design. AMSC will produce a small prototype (1' long) cable as a Phase I deliverable. AMSC will ensure a preliminary integration of a USN designated quick-disconnect connector with the HTS cable. A "gap analysis" will be performed to finalize the HTS cable to quick-disconnect connector integration. AMSC will define HTS degaussing cable condition based maintenance parameters by identifying, investigating and determining measurements as required in a full laboratory demonstration based on USN guidance. During Phase II, the HTS degaussing cable design chosen in Phase I will be manufactured in a length to be determined and tested for shock and vibration to MIL-STD-901 and 167, respectively.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher King
Senior Technical Staff
9788423082
cking@amsc.com

Business Contact:

David A. Henry
Senior V.P. and CFO
9788423265
dhenry@amsc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR
64 Jackson Road Devens, MA 01434

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