Fabrication and Test of HTS Coils for the VASIMR Experiment

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,994.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNJ04JA28C
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 Drive, Hockessin, DE, 19707
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
091580501
Principal Investigator:
Chris Rey
Principal Investigator
(302) 494-4048
taiyang@tai-yang.com
Business Contact:
Chris Rey
Vice President
(302) 494-4048
cmrey@tai-yang.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 being conducted at the Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory (ASPL) at the NASA Johnson Space Center. 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 and increased operational performance. The HTS replacement coils will be designed to be conduction cooled via a single-stage Gifford-McMahon (G-M) cryocooler, operating at 40 K.

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