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.
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.
However, the HTS cables operated on 0.5 volts, compared with the 500 volts needed for copper degaussing coils
. The HTS cable weighs about 20 percent less than conventional copper cables.