Magnesium Diboride (MgB2) Superconducting Coils for Gyrotron Magnets

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-05-M-2511
Award Id:
71947
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-EP6-1135
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 Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Air Force is currently pursuing the development of directed weapons using high frequency gyrotrons. Present systems use coils made with niobium titanium superconducting wire operating at 4 K with a cryocooler. Light weight magnesium diboride superconductor wire offers the potential of the required magnetic field but will operate at higher temperature of 10-25 K, and be a much lighter weight superconductor. Thus there is the potential to reduce the size and weight of the gyrotron magnet and cryocooler for airborne applications. This SBIR Phase I will demonstrate a sub-size solenoid gyrotron magnet with magnesium diboride superconducting wire, and determine what weight and size reductions could be made for a full size magnesium diboride gryotron magnet and cryocooler.

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