The company's HTS wire and magnet cable technology have been applied to a degaussing coil
system that was installed aboard the USS Higgins, a DDG-51 destroyer, for a two-year trial at sea.
The Office of Naval Research and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division's Ship Engineering Station Philadelphia have installed a high-temperature superconducting degaussing coil system on board a destroyer, the USS Higgins, at the naval station in San Diego, Calif.
According to the company, the 40-meter HTS degaussing coil produced 4,100 amp-turns, a typical level of performance of conventional copper-based degaussing systems deployed in military ships today.
Earlier in 2008, the Navy successfully installed another HTS system - an HTS degaussing coil
- onboard the USS HIGGINS (DDG 76).
Successful Electrical Tests of High Temperature Superconductor Degaussing Coil to be Followed by Sea Trials Over Next Two Years
American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC), a leading energy technologies company, today announced that it has supplied critical components to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) Ship Engineering Station Philadelphia for a high temperature superconductor (HTS) degaussing coil system that has successfully completed initial electrical testing onboard the USS Higgins (DDG 76), an 8,000-ton Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.
We are quite pleased with the successful installation and initial electrical tests of an AMSC designed and manufactured HTS degaussing coil on a U.
The 142-foot (40 meter) HTS degaussing coil produced 4,100 Amp-turns, a typical level of performance of conventional copper-based degaussing systems deployed in military ships today.
He discusses treaties such as the Washington Conference and Geneva Conference in 1927; the Kent and London classes and modernization; smaller cruisers; the HMS Exeter; the 1930 London Treaty and its cruisers and alternatives; the 1936 treaty, rearmament, and the Fiji class; and World War II designs and changes, including to radar and increased close-range anti-aircraft weapons, and the introduction of degaussing coils
for magnetic mines.
Panasonic is successfully using the new technology at the Matsushita Eco Technology Center (METEC) to recover copper from degaussing coils
covered with vinyl chloride tape found in CRT TVs.
5 volts, compared with the 500 volts needed for copper degaussing coils