Papers Published

  1. Bejan, A. and Keim, T. A. and Kirtley, J. L. Jr. and Smith, J. L. Jr. and Thullen, P. and Wilson, G. L., SUPERCONDUCTING ALTERNATOR TEST RESULTS., Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, vol. 1 (1974), pp. 53 - 58 .
    (last updated on 2007/04/08)

    A research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, supported by the Edison Electric Institute, has been studying the application of superconductors to the rotating field windings of alternators since early in 1967. Two machines have been constructed by this group. The first machine, which is rated at 45 kVA, has been discussed. Initial tests have been performed on the second superconducting alternator constructed. This presentation describes the operation of the machine during these tests, and outlines their results.