NASA SBIR 2004 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 04 S2.03-8975
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Cryogenic Systems
PROPOSAL TITLE: Magnesium Diboide Superconducting Coils for Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerators (ADR's)

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
HYPER TECH RESEARCH INC.
110 E. Canal St.
Troy, OH 45373-3581
(937)332-0348

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Matthew Rindfleisch
mrindfleisch@hypertechresearch.com
1275 Kinnear Rd.
Columbus, OH 43212-1155
(614)247-4968

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
For Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerators(ADR's) for space it is desirable to have very light weight, small diameter, high current density superconducting wires that can operate at temperatures in the 10-30 K range. Magnesium diboride, a light-weight superconductor wire is the ideal candidate coil material for ADRs in the 10-30 K range. During the Phase I we will determine how small of wire can be manufactured, and that coils can be made from the small diameter wires. This will lead to the development of full size ADR coils in a Phase II effort.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 100 WORDS)
Besides ADR coils, magnesium diboride superconductors can benefit NASA applications for superconducting large aircraft motors, transformers, inductors, magnetic bearings, actuators, MHD magnets, and other potential power conditioning applications.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 100 WORDS)
Commercialization of magnesium diboride superconducting wires will allow less expensive and more open MRI systems for medical use, and lower cost and more efficient power utility applications such as transformers, motors, generators, fault current limiters, and SMES.