The Necessity for a DoD Capability in Superconducting Electronics
Final rept. Oct 1988-Nov 1990
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The technologies of superconductor electronics and hybrid superconductor-semiconductor electronics offer a unique potential for more compact systems that would afford higher performance and lower power consumption than does the present semiconductor electronics. This paper discusses current efforts in superconductor electronics and warns of probable future Department of Defense DoD dependence on foreign capabilities in this critical technology. The paper describes selected systems on DoD needs lists and recommends the establishment of programs and processing capabilities that will assure the realization of the many essential benefits offered by superconducting electronics.
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