Design and Analyses of HTS Coils for the VASIMR Experiment

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NAS9-03037
Agency Tracking Number: 022190
Amount: $69,941.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
31 Pierson Dr., Hockessin, DE, 19707
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chris M. Rey
 (302) 494-4048
Business Contact
 Ann Shih
Title: President
Phone: (302) 379-2712
Research Institution
In 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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