SBIR Phase I: Advanced Carbon Composite Transmission Conductor Development

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,372.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0060564
Award Id:
52682
Agency Tracking Number:
0060564
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1861 Main Street, P.O. Box C, Sanford, ME, 04073
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JackSmith
(207) 459-7777
jsmith@appliedthermalsciences.com
Business Contact:
JackSmith
Authorized Representative
(207) 459-7777
jsmith@appliedthermalsciences.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the development of Advanced Carbon Composite Transmission Conductors for application in high voltage transmission grid systems. This technology will enable greater electric power transmission capacity to be realized by facilitating operation at higher temperatures as compared with conventional metallic conductors. The demand for electric power in North America and Europe has risen in proportion with economic growth. Utilities worldwide are seeking new methods to transport more power though overhead transmission corridors. This demand is not anticipated to diminish as the technological age advances. Environmental, regulatory and economic constraints have constrained the installation of new transmission line corridors that are needed to meet this demand. An alternative is to upgrade existing transmission corridors to accommodate increased power flow. In order to address the increasing power demands of industrialized nations advanced conductors offer the potential to enable distribution grids the capacity to meet this challenge. This project will address the requirements for utilities worldwide to facilitate increased power flow through existing overhead high voltage transmission corridors.

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