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Quench monitoring and control system and method of operating same

United States Patent

May 30, 2006
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A rotating machine comprising a superconductive coil and a temperature sensor operable to provide a signal representative of superconductive coil temperature. The rotating machine may comprise a control system communicatively coupled to the temperature sensor. The control system may be operable to reduce electric current in the superconductive coil when a signal representative of a defined superconducting coil temperature is received from the temperature sensor.
Ryan; David Thomas (Niskayuna, NY), Laskaris; Evangelos Trifon (Schenectady, NY), Huang; Xianrui (Clifton Park, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
10/ 813,281
March 30, 2004
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC36-02G011100 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.