Accession Number : ADA189747

Title :   The Department of Defense Superconductivity Research and Development (DSRD) Options. A Study of Possible Directions for Exploitation of Superconductivity in Military Applications.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (RESEARCH AND ADVANCED TECHNOL OGY/RLM) WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA189747

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : Although the technology associated with traditional low temperature superconductivity (LTS) materials is relatively mature, the scientific foundations for the newly discovered high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials are in a more rudimentary state, and the engineering parameters required for definition of possible realms of exploration are largely unknown. Within the limitations imposed by these unknown factors, this document sets forth a menu for a five-year Department of Defense Superconductivity Research and Development (DSRD) program. The goal of this program is to assure that the potential of HTS is realized at the earliest opportunity for military applications, including both small-and large scale applications. Keywords: Superconductivity, Superconducting, HTS(High Temperature Superconductivity), Research, Research management, Department of Defense, Military applications.

Descriptors :   *SUPERCONDUCTORS, *SUPERCONDUCTIVITY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, MICROELECTRONICS, JOSEPHSON JUNCTIONS, MAGNETS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, LOW TEMPERATURE, MAGNETIC MINESWEEPING

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE