Magnesium Diboride DC and Data Cables for Digital-RF Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-P-1141
Agency Tracking Number: N141-064-1010
Amount: $79,860.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: N141-064
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Small Business Information
175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY, -
DUNS: 103734869
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vladimir Dotsenko
 Distinguished Member of T
 (914) 592-1190
Business Contact
 Phil Puma
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (914) 592-1190
Research Institution
Successful cryopackaging of superconductor Digital-RF Receivers relies on efficient electrical wiring of superconductor chips attached to the cryocooler. High-quality DC and RF cables are currently made of normal metals and are optimized for specific current and frequency ranges respectively. This current design, a result of a decade-long evolution, is well optimized to minimize heat load to the cryocooler and further improvement is impossible with normal metals. Superconductors possess unique properties that offer opportunities to drastically reduce both heat conduction and Joule heating. HYPRES proposes to build capabilities to produce superconductor MgB2 cables that will decrease the heat load on the 4-K stage 10 40 times. In Phase I, we will design and produce short one- and two-layer samples for measurement of electrical and thermal properties. We will design dc and data link cables, with proper connectorization, suitable for our Digital-RF receiver product. Full manufacturing of these cables will be performed during Phase II and used to enhance the functionality of our existing and future Digital-RF units.

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