Shock and Vibration Tolerant High Temperature Superconducting Shipboard Degaussing Cable

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-08-M-0225
Award Id:
87636
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-085-0022
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
64 Jackson Road, Devens, MA, 01434
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
185904497
Principal Investigator:
ChristopherKing
Senior Technical Staff
(978) 842-3082
cking@amsc.com
Business Contact:
DavidHenry
Senior V.P. and CFO
(978) 842-3265
dhenry@amsc.com
Research Institute:
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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