Shock and Vibration Tolerant High Temperature Superconducting Shipboard Degaussing Cable

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-M-0225
Agency Tracking Number: N081-085-0022
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-085
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR
64 Jackson Road, Devens, MA, 01434
DUNS: 185904497
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher King
 Senior Technical Staff
 (978) 842-3082
 cking@amsc.com
Business Contact
 David Henry
Title: Senior V.P. and CFO
Phone: (978) 842-3265
Email: dhenry@amsc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In the proposed SBIR Phase I project, American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) will carry out an extensive industry “best practice” exercise to optimize a high temperature superconductor (HTS) degaussing cable design to meet U. S. Navy (USN) shock and vibration requirements. The materials specification will indicate cable geometry; insulation, overwrap and core materials for typical applications as specified by USN sponsors. The process specification will define a manufacturing process map of the optimum design. AMSC will produce a small prototype (1' long) cable as a Phase I deliverable. AMSC will ensure a preliminary integration of a USN designated quick-disconnect connector with the HTS cable. A “gap analysis” will be performed to finalize the HTS cable to quick-disconnect connector integration. AMSC will define HTS degaussing cable condition based maintenance parameters by identifying, investigating and determining measurements as required in a full laboratory demonstration based on USN guidance. During Phase II, the HTS degaussing cable design chosen in Phase I will be manufactured in a length to be determined and tested for shock and vibration to MIL-STD-901 and 167, respectively.

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