skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Radiation resistant magnetic field sensor II Phase II SBIR Program – Final Report

Abstract

All high power target facilities and accelerators, especially the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), require magnetic field sensors to measure magnetic fields in various magnets employed at these facilities as well as in cyclotrons. The currently used and/or commercially available sensors show only limited radiation resistance and in general require replacement every 3-4 months, resulting in, on average, two days per year of lost facility operation. Since a similar problem persists with other domestic and international accelerator facilities, the solution of such a problem will result in significant savings to both the scientific community and taxpayers. MicroXact Inc developed a new type of fiber optic magnetic field sensor and instrumentation that is be small, sensitive, inexpensive and radiation resistant. Developed sensors and instrumentation will work for years without the need for frequent replacement and/or recalibration. In Phase I MicroXact experimentally verified the feasibility of the proposed approach by fabricating 1st generation sensor prototype, assembling bread-board interrogation instrumentation and testing the sensor material in radiation environment. In Phase II MicroXact developed and test stand-alone sensors and instruments. Commercial sales of electronic components developed during the project already started.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]
  1. MicroXact Inc., Radford, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
MicroXact Inc., Radford, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Michigan State University
OSTI Identifier:
1414419
Report Number(s):
DOEMicroXactSC00095072117
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0009507
Type / Phase:
SBIR (Phase II)
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; FRIB; magnetic field sensor; fiber optic; radiationresistant; superconductor

Citation Formats

Kochergin, Vladimir, and Geist, Brian. Radiation resistant magnetic field sensor II Phase II SBIR Program – Final Report. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Kochergin, Vladimir, & Geist, Brian. Radiation resistant magnetic field sensor II Phase II SBIR Program – Final Report. United States.
Kochergin, Vladimir, and Geist, Brian. Thu . "Radiation resistant magnetic field sensor II Phase II SBIR Program – Final Report". United States.
@article{osti_1414419,
title = {Radiation resistant magnetic field sensor II Phase II SBIR Program – Final Report},
author = {Kochergin, Vladimir and Geist, Brian},
abstractNote = {All high power target facilities and accelerators, especially the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), require magnetic field sensors to measure magnetic fields in various magnets employed at these facilities as well as in cyclotrons. The currently used and/or commercially available sensors show only limited radiation resistance and in general require replacement every 3-4 months, resulting in, on average, two days per year of lost facility operation. Since a similar problem persists with other domestic and international accelerator facilities, the solution of such a problem will result in significant savings to both the scientific community and taxpayers. MicroXact Inc developed a new type of fiber optic magnetic field sensor and instrumentation that is be small, sensitive, inexpensive and radiation resistant. Developed sensors and instrumentation will work for years without the need for frequent replacement and/or recalibration. In Phase I MicroXact experimentally verified the feasibility of the proposed approach by fabricating 1st generation sensor prototype, assembling bread-board interrogation instrumentation and testing the sensor material in radiation environment. In Phase II MicroXact developed and test stand-alone sensors and instruments. Commercial sales of electronic components developed during the project already started.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
}

Technical Report:
This technical report may be released as soon as December 26, 2021
Other availability
Please see Document Availability for additional information on obtaining the full-text document. Library patrons may search WorldCat to identify libraries that may hold this item. Keep in mind that many technical reports are not cataloged in WorldCat.

Save / Share: