Awards

$150K

A Scalable APC Approach to Increase Layer and non-Cu Critial Current in High Field in Nb3Sn Conductors

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 29a
Budget: 06/08/15 - 03/07/16
PI: Dr. Xuan Peng

This proposal is submitted in response to the SBIR/STTR High Energy Physics Solicitation Topic 29a). Superconductor Technologies for Particle Accelerators, a) High-Field Superconducting Wire Technologies for Magnets. The need is for strands that operate at a minimum of 12 Tesla T) field, with preference for production scale > 3 km continuous ...

$1MM

Helium Free MRI Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) System for ViewRay Inc

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: RFA-CA-14-002
Budget: 09/24/14 - 08/31/15
PI: Mr. Michael Tomsic

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This NIH Bridge Grant will result in a conduction cooled, liquid helium free, MRI background magnet for a commercial image guided radiation treatment (IGRT) for cancer treatment. The program will ensure the successful continued commercialization of our customer's image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) system, ...

$150K

Liquid Helium Bath Free, Conduction Cooled Nb3Sn Superconducting 7 Tesla Plus Mag

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-13-088
Budget: 09/19/14 - 02/28/15
PI: Dr. Xuan Peng

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): For 7 tesla full body MRI bore magnet systems, NbTi superconductor wire has reached its limit at 4 K. Above 7T if NbTi is used it requires super cooling of helium to 1.8-2.4 K to achieve 7-11T bore MRI and NMR systems. All these 7T full body MRI background magnets sold by Siemens, Philips, and GE have been ma...

$150K

Lightweight Electric Wires and Cables from CNT-Cu Composites for Airborne Platforms

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF141-062
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Mr. Michael Tomsic

ABSTRACT: This proposal is aimed at the development of an electrical conductor that is lighter weight and has two- to three-times higher current carrying ability per weight when compared to rated copper (Cu) or aluminum (Al) wires for Air force applications. Our approach will be to generate a carbon nanotube/Cu composite using a metallized car...

$150K

Improved Nb3Sn Strand with High Jc and High RRR and Low Effective Filament Diameter

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 33A-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Dr. Xuan Peng

This proposal is submitted in response to the SBIR/STTR High Energy Physics Solicitation Topic 33(a).

$750K

Fine-Filament Magnesium Diboride Superconductor Wire for Turboelectric Propulsion Systems

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-2-A3.03
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Matt Rindfleisch

This SBIR Phase II proposal overcomes technology barriers for developing highly efficient all electric aircraft systems for the future, with limited impact to the environment. Turboelectric propulsion for aircraft applications is envisioned, and cryogenic and superconducting components are sought. In particular, low AC loss superconducting wires...

$637K

MRI Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) system with low cost, highly stable mag

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-07-042
Budget: 09/01/13 - 08/31/14
PI: Mr. Michael Tomsic

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Progress toward full development of ViewRay's Renaissance" System 1000 MRI image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) system is being threatened by the growing shortage of helium worldwide. This pioneering technology is aimed at treating cancerous tumors in the abdomen where bodily functions cause significant orga...

$155K

Transportable 5-6MW Superconducting Wind Turbine Generator for use on Land

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 08A-2012
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13
PI: Mr. Michael Tomsic

Presently land based wind turbine systems are limited to around 3.5MW in output power because of the logistics of transporting and lifting present blades, towers, and generator components. Larger systems are desired because they are expected to reduce the total cost of land based wind energy and reduce current subsidies. Present approaches of w...

$1MM

Development of MgB2 Superconducting Coils for Nuclear Physics Applications

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 34I-2013
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13
PI: Matt Rindfleisch

In several instances during the upgrade of existing facilities or designing new facilities in the Nuclear Physics or High Energy Physics communities, it is found that magnets made with neither copper coils nor conventional superconducting NbTi coils can offer an acceptable solution. Copper coils limit the performance of the machine and consume ...

$125K

FINE-FILAMENT MAGNESIUM DIBORIDE SUPERCONDUCTOR WIRE FOR TURBOELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-1-A3.03
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13
PI: Matt Rindfleisch

The availability of low AC loss magnesium diboride (MgB2) superconducting wires enables much lighter weight superconducting stator coils than with any other metal or ceramic superconductor. This, together with Hyper Tech's capability to fabricate long piece-length (potentially 60 km) wires, in turn enables lighter superconducting motors/generato...

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