Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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OktoberINVESTfest
New York City, USA
October 25, 2017

OktoberINVESTfest aims to foster innovation and transatlantic investment. In order to achieve this goal, the conference introduces financiers to selected unique, high-quality, American and German investment opportunities in the sectors of Information Technology and Life Sciences. Includes both public and private opportunities.

AML’s CEO, Mark Senti will present to over 250 investors the company’s business including leveraging AML’s Technology Platform and intellectual property for focused spin-outs ventures – including applications in the aerospace, energy and medical sectors.

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Past Events

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The Wyoming Global Technology Summit

Jackson Hole, WY
September 19-20, 2017

Bringing together the most innovative minds in science and technology with some of the world’s leading technology visionaries, CEOs and financiers. AML’s CEO, Mark Senti will participate in the areas of enabling magnet technology for medical and electric aircraft applications.

For applications such as Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) AML’s enabling electric propulsion technology – lighter and more efficient – is key component to the successful development of these next generation transportation systems – “flying” taxis.

In the area of medical devices, Mr. Senti will present a 30 minute talk on the application of enabling magnetic based medical devices. This includes announcing AML recently receiving a patent for “Removal of plaque in blood vessels”. This completely non-invasive cardiovascular procedure could be a major breakthrough treatment which uses innovative magnetic field configurations to safely “dissolve” plaque.

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2016 Applied Superconductivity Conference
Denver, CO USA
September 4-9, 2016

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AML’s Dr. Rainer Meinke, Chief Scientist and Dr. Shashi Manikonda, Senior Scientist in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory and Florida Institute of Technology will present two papers related to ongoing technology development activities at AML.

Quench Protection and Detection for Super Separator Spectrometer (S3) Multipole Magnets
Authors: S. Manikonda, R. Meinke and J. Nolen

Abstract – The Super Separator Spectrograph (S3) under construction at GANIL, France uses superconducting multipole magnets for beam focusing and beam-optics corrections. The superconducting multipole magnets have been designed, tested, and their manufacturing is underway. For the quadrupole coils, which have the highest stored energy a novel internal dump resistor is inserted into the coil winding to enhance quench propagation velocity and to dissipate the stored energy. The material chosen for the internal dump resistor has an optimum change in the resistivity value during energy absorption, which mitigates not only the peak temperature in the magnet coil, but also the peak voltage. The quench detection system is based on conventional voltage taps, which are limited in current flow and peak voltage by of current-limiting resistors and Zener diodes, respectively. The novel features of the implemented quench protection and detection system will be discussed.

This work partially supported by the French state under the “Programme Investissements d’Avenir” referenced ANR-10-EQPX-46 and the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics, under contract number DE-AC02-06CH11357 using resources of ANL’s ATLAS facility, which is a DOE Office of Science User Facility.

Quench Propagation Simulation Using Monte-Carlo Method
Authors: Reza Bahadori, Hector Gutierrez, Shashikant Manikonda, Rainer Meinke

Abstract – Performing quench propagation simulations of full size superconducting coils is a challenging problem due to complex coil structures and internal arrangements of superconducting wires. In addition superconducting wires and cables themselves constitute complex 3D arrangements comprised of superconductor, matrix, stabilizer, insulation and other materials. Modelling quenches in complete coils is therefore a complex multi-scale and multi-physics problem that is difficult to solve with conventional techniques like finite element or finite difference methods. Monte-Carlo methods have been successfully used to simulate various multi-scale and multi-physics problems, but to our knowledge have not been applied to quench propagation simulations. In the presented work the application of the Monte-Carlo method for quench propagation problems has been studied and first results are presented. A mesh free Monte-Carlo method has been used that lends itself easily to parallelization.

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AML’s Emerging Technologies Presented at Space Colloquium
AML CEO, Mark Senti will speak at “The 4th Annual Space & Satellite Regulatory Colloquium” held in Washington D.C. on October 22, 2015. Satnews, in collaboration with Mansat and Dentons US LLP, is presenting an informative one-day colloquium focused on emerging space law and regulatory issues facing the U.S. Administration and International governments.

Mr. Senti’s presentation and panel participation will focus on AML’s aerospace development programs including NASA supported turbo-electric propulsion for all-electric commercial aircraft and space radiation shielding addressing one of NASA’s highest priorities – technology to enable human travel into deep space.

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Dialogos EnergeticosSustainable Energy Generation Decentralized – and potential new markets
World Wildlife Fund – Brazil
Saõ Paulo, Brazil
August 31st – July 2, 2015

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Mark Senti, CEO of AML provided the keynote address to kick-off the the three day event.

Superconductivity for Long-Term Sustainable Energy and Environment
Leveraging science, technology, innovation and partnerships

Industries and governments have long pursued new discoveries and technologies as a potentially transformational force that could be leveraged for broad economic and social impact. History has shown that revolutionary advancements like the discovery of electricity, the industrial revolution, space and information age forever changed humanity. Despite these and a world today that is inundated in new technologies, there still exist major challenges for sustainable energy and the environment.

Due to many factors including a highly risk-averse investment culture, new technologies tend to be narrowly focused with incremental improvements. Such an approach has “low-impact” considering an urgent need to address humanities greatest challenges – unprecedented global challenges relating to sustainable energy, clean water, coping with climate change and land reclamation. For example, today’s electricity grid is based on 19th Century technologies despite exponentially growth in energy demand. Simply stated, innovation has not kept pace and new sustainable solutions still struggle to meet the economic requirements for wide spread adoption.

Achieving “high-impact” and potentially the next “revolution” requires transformational technologies and innovative business models. One such technology area is superconductivity. Unlike commonly used electrical conductors, such as copper, superconductors exhibit no electrical resistance and zero related energy loss, when cooled to very low temperatures. Discovered over 100 years ago, its commercial use has been limited to medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). However, building on progress made in superconductors over the past decades, new radical technological advances will enable broad-based commercial uses such as large offshore wind turbines and all-electric aircraft includes a combination of lower cost, lighter and smaller systems, and higher efficiency, reliability and performance.

Mr. Senti’s talk will provide insight of AML’s innovation, collaboration partners and current global developments for enabling high-impact superconducting applications in energy, transportation and environment.

 

EUCAS 2015 – Lyons, France eucas 2015
September 6th – 10th, 2015

Dr. Rainer Meinke, Chief Scientist at AML will present during a plenary session during the 12th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity. Conference Link

Magnetic Radiation Shielding for Space Exploration

Abstract – Radiation level in space due to solar particle events and galactic cosmic rays constitutes a major hurdle for human exploration of the solar system. Envisioned missions to near asteroids or to Mars will last for many months and the maximum allowed radiation exposure dose for astronauts could only be guaranteed with substantial radiation shielding surrounding the habitat of a spaceship. An overview of potential radiation shielding technologies will be presented with an emphasis on magnetic shielding based on ultralight expandable magnets surrounding the spaceship habitat.

Additional technical posters and publications to be presented from AML inlcude:

Performance of Super Separator Spectrometer (S3) Multipole Magnets
Authors: S. Manikonda, R. Meinke and J. Nolen

First few nested superconducting multipole magnets to be used in the Super Separator Spectrometer (S3) device which is under construction at the GANIL laboratory in France have been manufactured and tested. The multipole magnets are based on a novel winding configuration for transverse magnetic fields of given multipole order, which closely approximates a pure cosine(nQ) current density distributions over the entire length of the coil including the coil ends. The windings are implemented as stacked saddle coils, a patented configuration, in which multiple conductor layers are inserted in precisely machined grooves. The resulting superconducting saddle coils achieve unprecedented magnetic field uniformity. In addition to highly suppressed systematic field errors, the resulting coils offer insignificant random field errors.

Multipole magnet measurements at room temperature and at of 4.2K have been performed. Tests have shown that the magnet meets the stringent magnetic field quality requirements and also that the magnet does not require any quench training which is unprecedented. We will present the novel coil design, practical implementation and discuss the performance of the magnets at final operating conditions.

This work partially supported by the French state under the “Programme Investissements d’Avenir” referenced ANR-10-EQPX-46 and the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics, under contract number DE-AC02-06CH11357 using resources of ANL’s ATLAS facility, which is a DOE Office of Science User Facility.

Quench Propagation Simulation Using Monte Carlo Method
Authors: S. Manikonda, R. Meinke, R. Bhadori

Performing a quench propagation simulation of full size superconducting coils is a challenging problem due to complex coil structures and internal arrangement of superconducting wires. In addition superconducting wires and cables themselves may have complex 3D arrangements comprising of superconductor, matrix, stabilizer, insulation and other materials. Modelling quenches in complete coils is therefore a complex multi-scale and multi-physics problem that is difficult to solve with conventional techniques like finite element or finite difference methods. Monte Carlo methods have been successfully used to simulate various multi-scale and multi-physics problems, but to our knowledge have not been exploited for quench propagation simulations. In the presented work the application of the Monte Carlo method for quench propagation problems has been studied and first results are presented. A mesh free Monte Carlo method has been used that lends easily to parallelization. Quench simulation for a simple case of short straight superconductor wire using the Monte Carlo method has been performed and compared with other methods.

World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi UAE January 6, 2015 - AML Large-Scale Energy Solutions for Sustainability  Palm Bay, Florida (January 6, 2015): AML Superconductivity and Magnetics will introduce their large-scale energy programs at one of the world’s leading energy and sustainability events January 19-22 in Abu Dhabi UAE. The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the world’s foremost event dedicated to renewable energies, energy efficiency […]