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Advanced Infrared (IR) Sensor Components for Missile Defense

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78003
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B064-011-0038
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Advanced Infrared (IR) Sensor Components for Missile Defense
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7514
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

The DoD STTR solicitation is seeking to identify innovative technology to provide a quantum leap in performance for cryocooler systems. Successful development of such an innovative technology will result in lowering the cost and risk of cryocoolers while increasing reliability and lifetime, which will lead to increased producibility of cryocooler systems. Johnson Research & Development Co., Inc. (JRD), in conjunction with Raytheon and Tuskegee University (TU), is working on the development of two, staged solid-state cryocooler designs, one using two pulse tube (PT) based cryocoolers and the other staging a PT and a Joule Thompson (JT) system, to achieve the 0.5W @ 35K goal. These designs are inherently extremely low in vibration, which is critical for image jitter minimization, and structurally robust, essential for launch survivability. Furthermore, initial analyses predict that efficiency potential of these concepts is competitive with present day cryocooler technology.

Principal Investigator:

James Muller
Director, Engineering Development
4045842475
jrmuller@johnsonrd.com

Business Contact:

Tony Pace
COO
4045842475
pace@johnsonrd.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

JOHNSON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CO., INC.
263 Decatur Street Atlanta, GA 30312

EIN/Tax ID: 581973838
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
TUSKEGEE UNIV.
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Contact: Heshmat Aglan
Contact Phone: (334) 727-8857
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university