Magnesium Diboride DC and Data Cables for Digital-RF Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,860.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-14-P-1141
Agency Tracking Number:
N141-064-1010
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
N141-064
Solicitation Number:
2014.1
Small Business Information
HYPRES, Inc.
175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
103734869
Principal Investigator:
Vladimir Dotsenko
Distinguished Member of T
(914) 592-1190
dotsenko@hypres.com
Business Contact:
Phil Puma
Contract Administrator
(914) 592-1190
ppuma@hypres.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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