Compact Cryogenic High Temperature Superconducting Cable Junction Box

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,937.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-08-M-0196
Award Id:
87614
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-078-0179
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9112 Farrell Park Lane, Knoxville, TN, 37922
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
091580501
Principal Investigator:
W.Marshall
Principal Engineer
(865) 805-7261
wsmarshall@tai-yang.com
Business Contact:
ChristopherRey
President
(865) 250-0237
cmrey@tai-yang.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Future Navy combat ships, including CG(X) and related platforms will utilize an advanced degaussing system to reduce the hull magnetic signature. High temperature superconducting (HTS) cables are being considered by the Navy for the advanced degaussing system, because of the potential for significant weight, installation cost and operations cost reduction. In an ongoing Navy sponsored SBIR effort, the Tai-Yang Research Company is developing a quick disconnect terminal fitting that simultaneously makes electrical and cryogenic connections to an HTS degaussing cable. The proposed junction box will be based on TYRC's proprietary connector design, and will include features to route cryogen from the cable to the cooling and circulation system, and connect the superconductors to an external power supply, in a compact module that minimizes system heat load. In Phase I, TYRC will explore design options for integrating the cryogen cooling and circulation system components, TYRC connectors and electrical feedthroughs in a common vessel. Alternative configurations for remote service connections or shared services among multiple cables will be considered. In Phase II, TYRC will build a prototype junction box and evaluate its performance under conditions relevant for Navy shipboard application.

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