Superconducting Power Dense Inductors and reactors for Power Filtering Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-03-M-0282
Agency Tracking Number: N033-0055
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
110 E. Canal St., Troy, OH, 45373
DUNS: 014152511
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Tomsic
 (937) 332-0348
Business Contact
 Michael Tomsic
Title: President
Phone: (937) 332-0348
Research Institution
 Raymond E Bye, Jr
 Florida State University, 109 Westcott
Tallahassee,, FL, 32306
 (850) 644-3347
 Nonprofit college or university
Currently, power electronic systems, for the Navy results in systems that are 10 times too large and heavy. The passive components such as inductors, reactors, and transformers take up a considerable percentage of the weight and volume. Superconductingpassive components can dramatically reduce the size and weight of these components. This project investigates the potential of using magnesium diboride superconductor wires for these types of passive components. Magnesium diboride wire has the potentialof being a very low AC loss superconductor compared to other potential high temperature superconductors. The Phase I will demonstrate the AC loss properties of the wires, the ability to make coils using the wires, and determine scale up potential forbuilding a full size component in a Phase II effort. The development of magnesium diboride superconductor wires has potential for commercial MRI magnets, and components for the power utility industry such as transformers, reactors, fault current limiters, generators, and motors.

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