Design and Analyses of HTS Coils for the VASIMR Experiment
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Tai-Yang Research Corporation
31 Pierson Dr., Hockessin, DE, 19707
Chris M. Rey
AbstractIn the Phase I effort, Tai-Yang Research Corporation (TYRC) proposes to design and perform analyses on state-of-the-art High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) coils for the Variable Specific Impulse Magneto-Plasma Rocket (VASIMR) experiment. Using the design results obtained in the Phase I effort, TYRC proposes in Phase II to fabricate, test, and install HTS coils (VX-2 and VX-3) in the existing VASIMR experiment. Replacing the conventional copper coils with state-of-the-art HTS coils in the VASIMR experiment will allow for greater design flexibility, electrical power consumption and increased operational performance.
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