alan you are correct about cmil not being in the tech brief.....BUT.....as it states in the tech brief 60 micro ohms per cm fo STAINLESS STEEL....alright so that is 60 x 10^-6...or 60 e-6

now lets look at resistive wire measurements on wikipedia......

notice how stainless steel says 90 e-6 ohms per cm....or 90 micro ohms per cm

this translates into 541 ohm-cmil per ft......ohm-cmil refers to circular mils...no 36 gauage wire as dankie has has a cmil of 25.....

according to american wire gauge standards.....

so plug this into the equation

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we want our resistance to be 11600 plus we have calculated that we will need 586.59 wraps of this wire with our current diameter size.....thus we will need a wire with a 494.4 ohm-cmil per ft.....and as in the wikipedia table stainless steel wire has 541 ohm-cmil/ft......

SO OUR MATH IS CORRECT and IN THE RIGHT RANGE!

you are applying 60 micro ohms as a length when in fact it is to be applied in accordance with the "p" factor for a circular cross section.....remember a wire is a 3 dimensional shape with volume......a simple mistake.....

here is a great website if you are still lost.but rest assured everything is correct so far.

the one equation that is still bothering me is (eq 19) from memo WFC 426 of the tech brief....where wa = L I squared over Z......