Superconducting Generator Design for Airborne Applications

  • B. B. Gamble
  • T. A. Keim
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 35 A)


During the past eight years, the United States Air Force has actively pursued the development of lightweight, superconducting generators in the multimegawatt power range for airborne applications [1,2]. This development work coupled with that of university and industrial laboratories for utility applications has pointed to the technical feasibility of these machines. Extrapolation of this technology to higher power densities requires the combination of advanced component concepts and materials in a single machine. The objective of the design presented here is to consolidate advanced concepts and advanced materials developed for superconducting generators to attain specific design goals and to advance the state-of-the-art for superconducting generators for airborne applications.


Hoop Stress Peak Field Electromagnetic Shield Shield Thickness Torque Tube 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. B. Gamble
    • 1
  • T. A. Keim
    • 1
  1. 1.General Electric CompanyCorporate Research and DevelopmentSchenectadyUSA

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