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Advanced Verification and Validation techniques

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
44210
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N991-3954
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Frontier Technology, Inc.
75 Aero Camino, Suite A Goleta, CA 93117-3134
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Advanced Verification and Validation techniques
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-00-C-0469
Award Amount: $453,346.00
 

Abstract:

We propose an affordable, compact, reliable, lightweight, andeffi-cient 4K refrigerator for superconducting electronicsapplications. The Phase I Program showed that such arefrigerator is possible, building on advances in refrigeratormaterials technology. The Phase I Program culminated in theconceptual design of a 4K refrigerator based on a new andinnovative expander and a conventional compressor repackaged tomeet the space and power limitations of military and commercialapplications. The Phase II Base effort will complete thedetailed design of the expander and compressor and will fabricateand test the expander using a commercial compressor. The PhaseII Option 1 effort will fabricate the compressor and integratethe compressor and expander to form a prototype 4K refrigeratorfor superconducting applications. Option 2 will integrate the 4Krefrigerator with super-conducting electronics to produce anintegrated demonstration of a se-lected application ofsuperconducting electronics (e.g. voltage stan-dard or analog-to-digital converter). The integrated demonstration is theprototype for a product that will establish a commercial base forthe 4K refrigerator, ensuring that it will be available andaffordable for other military and commercial superconductingelectronic applica-tions. In Phase III, we will continuedevelopment of new applications partnering with selectedsuperconducting electronics companies.

Principal Investigator:

Myron Calkins
9379274774

Business Contact:

Linda Sparks
8056856672
Small Business Information at Submission:

FRONTIER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
6785 Hollister Avenue Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No