Multi-Kilometer Superconducting Tape Production Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: F33615-02-M-2269
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0631
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
120 Centennial Ave., Piscataway, NJ, 08854
DUNS: 787144807
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Tompa
 Senior Scientist
 (732) 885-5909
Business Contact
 Gary Tompa
Title: President
Phone: (732) 885-5909
Research Institution
"Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI), will work with a major corporation (who has seed-funded this project, and will continue to provide significant matching effort), through Phase I and Phase II, to develop and implement a system for theproduction of multi-kilometer lengths of superconducting tapes (cables) using Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) of yttrium-barium-copper-oxide (YBCO) films on buffered metallic strips. This effort will build upon (i) static HTC MOCVDefforts, (ii) SMI historic oxide MOCVD efforts, and (iii) a commercially funded "meter" scale MOCVD showerhead and tape heater assembly with dynamic tape feed. In Phase I, with BMDO and matching funds, we propose to test enhancements to a the "meter" scaletool and design the Multi-Kilometer HTC tool for Phase II production and process demonstration. The developed instrument will enhance MOCVD production of superconducting tapes and enable greater system yield. Hence, manufacturers will desire thisinstrument to be their production tool, ultimately yielding multiple (Phase III) tool sales per year as superconducting applications mature and utilization increases. Superconducting transmission cables (tapes) offer more than a five-fold increase in powertransmission through existing conduits to meet growing military and commercial consumer demands. Further, superconductor tapes are applicable to an array of high speed high power applications, including M

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