Superconductor permanent magnets for advanced propulsion applications

Phil Putman, Yuxiang Zhou, Kamel Salama, Tony Robertson, Deborah D. Bond

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Abstract

Improved trapped fields of 17 T at 29 K and 11.2 T at 47 K have been reported for the melt-textured YBCO superconductor material. Such high field strengths give the possibility for producing superconductor permanent magnets (SCPM) for plasma-related space propulsion applications, such as the anti-matter trap, magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) propulsion and electrical power generation, and others that are under development or being studied. The SCPM could be beneficial in reducing the weight-to-power ratio for the associated delivery and containment systems needed for plasma interactions that are inherently imbedded in many of these propulsion systems. In this paper, a review of the superconductor literature is presented, followed by uses of the SCPM in high-performance space propulsion applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpace Technology and Applications International Forum - STAIF 2005, Including Co-located Conferences
Pages1282-1289
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventSpace Technology and Applications International Forum: Forward with a New Age of Exploration, STAIF 2005 - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Feb 13 2005Feb 17 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume746
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceSpace Technology and Applications International Forum: Forward with a New Age of Exploration, STAIF 2005
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM
Period2/13/052/17/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Putman, P., Zhou, Y., Salama, K., Robertson, T., & Bond, D. D. (2005). Superconductor permanent magnets for advanced propulsion applications. In Space Technology and Applications International Forum - STAIF 2005, Including Co-located Conferences (pp. 1282-1289). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 746). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1867256