NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 S1.09-7386
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Cryogenic Systems for Sensors and Detectors
PROPOSAL TITLE: Low Loss Superconducting Magnets Operating at 15 - 40 K

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Superconducting Systems, Inc.
900 Middlesex Turnpike
Billerica, MA 01821 - 3923
(978) 935-2805

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Shahin Pourrahimi
pourrahimi@ssi99.com
900 Middlesex Turnpike
Billerica, MA 01821 - 3923
(978) 935-2805

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Shahin Pourrahimi
pourrahimi@ssi99.com
900 Middlesex Turnpike
Billerica, MA 01821 - 3923
(978) 935-2805

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 6

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Cryogenic Systems for Sensors and Detectors is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
This proposal responds to the technological challenge of design and manufacture of shielded superconducting magnets generating 3-4 T at temperatures > 15 K. An efficient ADR or AMRR system is likely to be a multistage stage system having magnets operating at different temperatures. Known superconductors that can operate at > 15 K are: 1) YBCO tapes, 2) Bi2223 wires, 3) Bi2212 wires, 4) MgB2 wires, and 5) Nb3Sn wires. Our Phase I project will have the following technical objectives: a) development and testing of high current density low loss Nb3Sn wires, b) study of AC losses of shielded HTS ADR magnets, and c) development of magnet subcomponents with low eddy current losses. We expect our work on high critical current density low AC loss Nb3Sn wires to come to a successful fruition in the Phase I, and expect our Phase II R&D to be entirely dedicated to development of shielded HTS and MgB2 magnets.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This proposal is geared towards development of light-weight low-current shielded low AC loss ADR and AMRR superconducting magnets that operate at above15 K, which NASA is currently calling for. Such magnets are key components for cooling of next generation telescopes and space astronomy missions.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Other than ADR and AMRR systems for NASA, applications of superconducting magnets operating at above 15 K include efficient motors and generators, MHD propulsion, high precision sensors and actuators, electromagnetic launch, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) both in space and earthbound suites.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Actuators & Motors
Composites
Cryogenic/Fluid Systems
Smart/Multifunctional Materials
Superconductance/Magnetics

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