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Title: Current measurement apparatus

Abstract

Apparatus and methods are provided for a system for measurement of a current in a conductor such that the conductor current may be momentarily directed to a current measurement element in order to maintain proper current without significantly increasing an amount of power dissipation attributable to the current measurement element or adding resistance to assist in current measurement. The apparatus and methods described herein are useful in superconducting circuits where it is necessary to monitor current carried by the superconducting elements while minimizing the effects of power dissipation attributable to the current measurement element.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Belmont, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GA (General Atomics Site, San Diego, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
986101
Patent Number(s):
7449877
Application Number:
11/241,835; TRN: US201017%%21
Assignee:
Reliance Electric Technologies LLC (Mayfield Heights, OH)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01R - MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-93CH10580
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MEASURING METHODS; DESIGN; POWER LOSSES; MITIGATION

Citation Formats

Umans, Stephen D. Current measurement apparatus. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Umans, Stephen D. Current measurement apparatus. United States.
Umans, Stephen D. Tue . "Current measurement apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/986101.
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {11}
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