Novel Magnetometer for High Energy Physics, Fusion, and Electric Utility Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$650,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DE-FG02-03ER83791
Award Id:
61918
Agency Tracking Number:
72900S03-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
31 Pierson Drive, Hockessin, DE, 19707
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Gregory Markham
Mr.
(434) 660-8958
gmarkham@tai-yang.com
Business Contact:
Christopher Rey
Dr.
(302) 593-4777
cmrey@tai-yang.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
72900-A novel magnetometer is needed for the measurement of various types of magnet systems and electric utility equipment including dipoles, quadrupoles, fusion magnets, electrical buss bars, motor, generators, and fault current limiters. This project will develop a novel magnetometer that has the simplicity, sensitivity, and versatility to address a wide variety of measurement configurations for academic, industrial, and military applications. The magnetometer provides a unique three-dimensional integrated measurement capability not found in similar types of systems. Phase I demonstrated the viability of the magnetometer and addressed concerns regarding temperature fluctutaions, noise, and end effects in accelerator magnets. The sensitivity and accuracy of the device in parallel B-fields was demonstrated, and measurement signals in perpendicular B-fields were conclusively observed. In Phase II, the prototype magnetomer will be upgraded to incorportate improvements in both signal strength and noise reduction. Tests will be conducted in conjunction with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory with respect to accelerator type magnets and with Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory with respect to industrial magnets systems. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: Commercial applications for the new magnetometer should include fusion magnets systems and electric utility diagnostic equipment.

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