High temperature superconducting (HTS) cable operates under relatively low temperature and its unique operating condition brings new challenges in the area of maintenance and diagnostics of the cable. As an example, a temperature difference occurs on connection systems between instruments on room temperature and HTS cables which eventually leads to thermal energy loss. The thermal energy loss affects frequency characteristics of the cable which are critical aspects for simulation and maintenance of the HTS cable systems. In this paper, an attempt to reduce thermal loss is introduced with an improved connector applying a Peltier module. The performance of the designed connector is verified with analysis of electromagnetic wave propagation properties of HTS tapes and a cable. The investigation of S-parameters and the proposed connection method is expected to be further applied to various HTS systems in future.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering