Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2018, Volume 21, Issue 1

Characterising of a small high temperature superconducting coil intended to be used as energy storage unit for spacecraft power systems

Mariana Iliescu 1* , Mihai Culcer 1 , Florian Stefanescu 2 , Marian Curuia 1 , Elena Carcadea 1 , Nicu Bizon 3 , Simona Maria Raboaca 1 , Gabriel Rasoi 1 , Mihai Varlam 1

1 National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICSI Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, PO Box Râureni 7, 240050, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
2 PFA Stefanescu Florian, Craiova
3 University of Pitesti, Romania

*Corresponding author: Mariana Iliescu, E-mail:, Phone: 0250/732 744, Fax: 0250/732 746

Published: 2018


Data included in the Test Certificate which accompanied an existent High Temperature Superconductor coil, delivered by Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., is referring only to the dimensional and safety parameters of the device, and it is not sufficient for sizing an energy storage unit intended to demonstrate the feasibility of such a system for space applications.
The paper deals with both theoretical and experimental work carried out in order to characterize the aforementioned HTS (High Temperature Superconductor) coil, as the first step on the way of achieving and validating a HTS SMES ( Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage) for the use in spacecraft power systems.


magnetic energy storage, high temperature superconducting coil, inductance

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