High Temperature Superconductivity Applications for Electronic Warfare and Microwave Systems
Final rept. Mar 1988-Mar 1990
WRIGHT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The discovery in 1987 of high temperature superconductivity HTSC in ceramic oxide compounds has given the Electronic Warfare and Microwave community another technology to help reach some of their most demanding goals. The near term applications will be in passive microwave components, providing reduced insertion loss, smaller circuit and device size, and higher quality factor circuitry with less heat dissipation. Other applications are farther away and may not have even been conceived as of yet. All applications need to be assessed for their overall payoff compared to conventional technology to determine if the benefits of using superconductivity warrant cryogenic cooling. Keywords Superconductivity High temperature superconductivity Electronic warfare Thin film superconductivity.
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