Design and Analyses of HTS Coils for the VASIMR Experiment

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,941.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NAS9-03037
Agency Tracking Number:
022190
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Tai-Yang Research Corporation
31 Pierson Dr., Hockessin, DE, 19707
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Chris M. Rey
(302) 494-4048
cmrey@reyresearch.com
Business Contact:
Ann Shih
President
(302) 379-2712
atshih@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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