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1 March 1991 High-temperature superconductivity space experiment: passive millimeter wave devices
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The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is exploring the feasibility of deploying high temperature superconductivity (HTS) devices and components in space. A variety of devices, primarily passive microwave and millimeter wave components, have been procured and will be integrated with a cryogenic refrigerator system and data acquisition system to form the space package, which will be launched late in 1992. This Space Experiment will demonstrate that this technology is sufficiently robust to survive the space environment and has the potential to significantly improved space communications systems. The devices for the initial launch (HTSSE-I) have been received by NRL and evaluated electrically, thermally and mechanically and will be integrated into the final space package early in 199 1 . The performance of the devices will be summarized and some potential applications of HTS technology in space system will be outlined.
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Martin Nisenoff, Don U. Gubser, Stuart A. Wolf, James C. Ritter, and George E. Price "High-temperature superconductivity space experiment: passive millimeter wave devices", Proc. SPIE 1394, Progress In High-Temperature Superconducting Transistors and Other Devices, (1 March 1991);

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