Field-Serviceable Superconducting Cable Housing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-12-P-4300
Agency Tracking Number: N121-077-0570
Amount: $149,928.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: N121-077
Solitcitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, -
Duns: 072021041
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Barton
 Principal Investigator
 (603) 643-3800
 mdb@creare.com
Business Contact
 James Barry
Title: President
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Email: contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Legacy copper-based power distribution and degaussing cables will not be able to meet the future requirements of Navy ships and submarines. While cable systems employing high temperature superconductors (HTS) have the potential to meet this need, further development work is required to improve the performance and increase the technology readiness level of key system components. The proposed work focuses on the cable housings used to encase the cryogenic HTS cables used in a shipboard HTS degaussing system. Currently, HTS cable housing assemblies are made in the factory at predetermined lengths and cannot be modified during installation. This can be problematic during shipyard installation because it is difficult to precisely determine the required length and cables often need to be rerouted relative to initial installation plans. Creare plans to develop a modularized HTS cable housing assembly that will provide the much needed flexibility to tailor the cable housing length and apply end connections at the time of installation. In Phase I, we will complete a proof-of-concept demonstration of our system. In Phase II, we will fabricate and test a full-scale prototype system

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