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Novel Development of an Intelligent Quench Detection (QD) Method for HTS Coils

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0565
Agency Tracking Number: N19A-016-0054
Amount: $139,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N19A-T016
Solicitation Number: 19.A
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-07-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-15
Small Business Information
119 Century Park Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
United States
DUNS: 091580501
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Rey
 (865) 250-0237
Business Contact
 Christopher M. Rey
Phone: (865) 250-0237
Research Institution
 Florida State University Center for Advanced Power Systems (FSU-CAPS)
 Dr. Sastri Pamidi Dr. Sastri Pamidi
2000 Levy Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32310
United States

 (850) 644-1447
 Nonprofit College or University

Energy to Power Solutions (e2P) has teamed with quench detection (QD) expert Dr. Yuri Lvovsky (retired GE), Dr. Sastry Pamidi of the Center for Advanced Power Systems (FSU-CAPS), and American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) to design, fabricate, and test a robust, reliable, and low cost QD system. e2P’s proposed system is a vastly different quench avoidance system that will provide multiple levels of noise cancellation, thus providing it with a QD threshold sensitivity far beyond what is possible using uncompensated systems, acoustic emissions, or even optical techniques. e2P’s proprietary system is a quench AVOIDANCE system that is insensitive to mechanical vibrations (e.g. ocean/sea wave impact, periodic weapon discharge, nearby mine detonation, GM cryocooler, etc.) and extremely low cost, making it technically and economically suitable for rapid implementation on the Navy’s unmanned HTS MS platform.

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