Quench detection method for HTS coils using electromagnetically coupled coils

Seunghyun Song, Jiho Lee, Woo Seung Lee, Hongwoo Jin, Jeyull Lee, Young Jin Hwang, Tae Kuk Ko

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Generally, in order to detect the quench of the superconducting field coil for the superconducting rotating machine, signal wires for voltage taps are indispensably needed. However, the problem of the conventional method is wire twisting as the superconducting field coil rotates. Therefore, in this paper, authors suggest a new method to detect the quench of the superconducting field coil using electromagnetically coupled coils. The suggested method consists of two superconducting pancake and copper solenoid coils. Two superconducting pancake coils play roles of a field coil and external (alternating) field generation for the rotating machine. In addition, two copper solenoid coils are used to transmit the voltage wirelessly and receive the transmitted voltage using electromagnetic induction. In order to verify the feasibility of this method, experiments are performed according to the transporting current flowing through two superconducting pancake coils and separation distance between two copper solenoid coils. The result shows that it is expected to apply this method to the superconducting rotating machines for the detection of quench without direct connection of voltage taps.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6928408
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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