Litton Industries, through its Litton Ship Systems (LSS) group, and
American Superconductor Corp. have reached an agreement to
collaborate in the utilization of high temperature superconductor
(HTS) technology for commercial and naval ships. The initial focus of
the collaboration will be on the application of HTS motors for
electric ship propulsion. American Superconductor engineers have
designed and patented ultra-compact HTS motors that will propel ships
more efficiently and quietly, and that will create more usable space
on board ships. "We believe that HTS motors provide great potential
for ship propulsion," said Dr. Lawrence J. Cavaiola, president of the
Litton Ship Systems Full Service Center, which will administer LSS'
collaboration with American Superconductor, and vice president of
Litton Ship Systems. "We are very excited to be working with American
Superconductor - a world leader in HTS technology - to transition
this technology to the fleet."
For additional information, visit http://www.littonshipsystems.c
om or http://www.amsuper.com.