Superconducting Generators for Airborne Applications and YBCO-Coated Conductors (Preprint)
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH POWER DIVISION
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With the development of high-power applications, especially those on air platforms, power generation systems above the megawatt level will be required. Superconducting generators can address this need. Recently, several successful rotating machinery projects demonstrated the practicality and feasibility of the technology using the high temperature superconducting BSCCO wire. With progress of the newer superconducting YBCO-coated conductor to longer lengths, addition improvement can be made to these superconducting devices. This presentation will address the use of the superconducting generator from an airborne perspective and then address the benefits and some issues for the employment of YBCO coated conductors in future demonstrations.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Electricity and Magnetism