Flexible Cooled Power Conductors for Electromagnetic Railguns

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0206
Agency Tracking Number: N111-074-1352
Amount: $79,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-074
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
9112 Farrell Park Lane, Knoxville, FL, -
DUNS: 091580501
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 W. Marshall
 Principal Engineer
 (865) 805-7261
Business Contact
 Christopher Rey
Title: President
Phone: (865) 250-0237
Email: cmrey@tai-yang.com
Research Institution
The Tai-Yang Research Company (TYRC) proposes to develop a high current density, small cross section alternative to existing pulse power cables for the Navy electromagnetic rail gun. The proposed cable system will reduce the heat generated during a firing pulse and will effectively remove the heat by active means. The proposed cable assemblies will be terminated with a variant of TYRC's patent-pending quick disconnect termination for cryogenic electrical cables. The termination simultaneously couples the electrical and refrigerant flow circuits while minimizing the heat leak from the surroundings. The cooling system for the proposed cable will leverage present development efforts to build cryogenic refrigeration systems compatible with shipboard safety requirements.

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