Stability and Quench Protection for HTS Superconducting Magnets

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-04-C-0098
Award Id:
67902
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-002-0057
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
110 E. Canal St., Troy, OH, 45373
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
014152511
Principal Investigator:
Michael Tomsic
President
(937) 332-0348
tomsic@voyager.net
Business Contact:
Michael Tomsic
President
(937) 332-0348
tomsic@voyager.net
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
Abstract
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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