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Title: System and method for quench protection of a superconductor

Abstract

A system and method for protecting a superconductor from a quench condition. A quench protection system is provided to protect the superconductor from damage due to a quench condition. The quench protection system comprises a voltage detector operable to detect voltage across the superconductor. The system also comprises a frequency filter coupled to the voltage detector. The frequency filter is operable to couple voltage signals to a control circuit that are representative of a rise in superconductor voltage caused by a quench condition and to block voltage signals that are not. The system is operable to detect whether a quench condition exists in the superconductor based on the voltage signal received via the frequency filter and to initiate a protective action in response.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Company, Niskayuna, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176182
Patent Number(s):
7,342,757
Application Number:
10/878,589
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-02GO11100
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Huang, Xianrui, Sivasubramaniam, Kiruba Haran, Bray, James William, and Ryan, David Thomas. System and method for quench protection of a superconductor. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Huang, Xianrui, Sivasubramaniam, Kiruba Haran, Bray, James William, & Ryan, David Thomas. System and method for quench protection of a superconductor. United States.
Huang, Xianrui, Sivasubramaniam, Kiruba Haran, Bray, James William, and Ryan, David Thomas. Tue . "System and method for quench protection of a superconductor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176182.
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abstractNote = {A system and method for protecting a superconductor from a quench condition. A quench protection system is provided to protect the superconductor from damage due to a quench condition. The quench protection system comprises a voltage detector operable to detect voltage across the superconductor. The system also comprises a frequency filter coupled to the voltage detector. The frequency filter is operable to couple voltage signals to a control circuit that are representative of a rise in superconductor voltage caused by a quench condition and to block voltage signals that are not. The system is operable to detect whether a quench condition exists in the superconductor based on the voltage signal received via the frequency filter and to initiate a protective action in response.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 11 00:00:00 EDT 2008},
month = {Tue Mar 11 00:00:00 EDT 2008}
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