Stability and Quench Protection for HTS Superconducting Magnets

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0098
Agency Tracking Number: F045-002-0057
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-T002
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
 Massachusetts Institute of Technolo
 Thomas B Duff
 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg E19-750
Cambridge, MA, 02139
 (617) 253-7086
 Nonprofit college or university
The Air Force is currently pursuing the development of high temperature superconducting airborne generators, and air core transformers. Coated YBCO superconductors can enable these applications. More needs to be known about the stability of these YBCO coated superconductors when wound into coils, so that the best approaches for quench protection can be determined. Our STTR Phase I will investigate the stability of small YBCO coils with different amounts of stabilization and with different types of insulation. Our intent is to perform stability tests on small coils so that we can model larger coils and recommend methods of quench protection that can be evaluated and tested on larger YBCO coils in a Phase II effort. This technology will be applicable to rotor coils for a superconducting generator.

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