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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000075571

Design and Performance of a Conduction-Cooled HTS Magnet in the Radio-Blackout Experiment COMBIT

Schlachter, Sonja; Brand, Jörg; Fillinger, Holger; Goldacker, Wilfried; Kling, Andrea; Kudymow, Andrej; Ringsdorf, Bernd; Walschburger, Uwe; Willms, Johann; Wu, Hong

In the framework of the Helmholtz-Russia Joint Research Group (HRJRG) „COMBIT“ we developed a conduction-cooled HTS magnet to provide a high magnetic field for a radio blackout mitigation experiment in the arc-heated wind tunnel L2K at the German Aerospace Center in Cologne. The radio blackout phenomenon is well-known since the early days of space exploration. During hyper-sonic flights or during reentry in a planet's atmosphere a dense plasma layer can form at the surface of the space vehicle leading to mitigation or reflection of radio waves. As a consequence voice communication with ground stations and GPS data telemetry can be disturbed. The goal of “COMBIT” was to demonstrate that the radio blackout can be mitigated by a local reduction of the plasma density in the vicinity of senders and antennas by magneto-hydrodynamic effects using crossed electric and magnetic fields. In order to generate a high magnetic field in the plasma we developed a conduction-cooled HTS magnet and a cryogenic system that is able to withstand the high temperatures in the plasma. The HTS magnet was made with RE-Ba-Cu-O coated conductors and has an oute ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technische Physik (ITEP)
Publikationstyp Vortrag
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-755718
KITopen ID: 1000075571
HGF-Programm 37.06.02; LK 01
Erschienen in 2nd International Workshop on Cooling Systems for HTS Applications (IWC-HTS), Karlsruhe, Germany, 13th - 15th September 2017
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