Application of High-Temperature Superconducting Thin-Film Devices to Electro-Optical and Electronic Warfare Systems
Technical memo Jun 1988-Dec 1989
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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This report gives an assessment of the impact of high-temperature superconductivity on applications in electro-optical and electronic warfare. Prior art in low-temperature superconductivity provides many examples of potential applications. It is essential that the feasibility of developing and using specific high-temperature superconducting devices, such as radiation detectors and passive microwave components, be determined before significant systems investment occurs. Research and development activities at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory aimed at implementing such thin- film devices are underway.