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Company Information:

Company Name: MZA Associates Corporation
City: Albuquerque
State: NM
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://mza.com
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $889,694.00 8
SBIR Phase II $1,592,709.00 1
STTR Phase I $79,997.00 1

Award List:

Situational Awareness for Multi-Mission HEL Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Madison Cole, Senior Scientist – (505) 245-9970
Award Amount: $99,882.00
Abstract:
High Energy Laser Weapons Systems (HELWS) have reached a sufficient level of maturity such that significant consideration of their integration into the existing force structure and command and control requirements must be accomplished before HELWS can be deployed to the battlefield. Toward this… More

Atmospheric Mitigation for Naval High Energy Laser Propagation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Boris Venet, Senior Scientist – (505) 245-9970
Award Amount: $79,961.00
Abstract:
We propose a comprehensive numerical-simulation study of several techniques that promise to reduce the impact of thermal blooming on the energy deposition that is achievable with a high-energy laser in a near-sea-level maritime environment.

Phase II.5 - Tactical Beam Director for Airborne High Energy Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Don Washburn, Senior Scientist, Program – (719) 375-1158
Award Amount: $1,592,709.00
Abstract:
Phase II.5 extends the risk reduction effort of Phase II to include advanced optical bench, adaptive optics and realistic vibration tests.

Atmospheric Characterization for Directed Energy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Matthew R. Whiteley, Vice President – (937) 684-4100
Award Amount: $149,953.00
Abstract:
MZA partnered with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) propose the development of an integrated satellite-derived numerical weather prediction (NWP) modeling and optical sensor measurements technique to provide comprehensive atmospheric characterization for modeling of directed energy (DE)… More

Free-Space Optical Communications: Light Detection and Ranging Enhanced Data Delivery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jason D. Schmidt, Senior Scientist – (937) 684-4100
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Over the past few years, lidar programs have collected 3-D imagery enabling unprecendented views of the battlefield. Unfortunately, lidar systems collect such large volumes of data that it is not available in real time. This SBIR Phase I proposal suggests a research program to design low-SWaP… More

Directed Energy Wind Tunnel Test Methodology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Matthew R. Whiteley, Vice President – (937) 684-4100
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: MZA partnered with the University of Notre Dame proposes to implement a series of mechanical and optical sensor measurements in a wind tunnel test section to isolate aero-optical disturbances from contaminating tunnel disturbances. We will develop a design for the necessary sensors and… More

Advanced Adaptive Optics (AO) for Laser Weapons in Heavy Turbulence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Donald Link, Senior Scientist – (561) 747-6881
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
Adaptive optics are needed for high-energy laser (HEL) weapon systems when performance is limited by atmospheric turbulence. This typically requires adding an illuminator laser to produce a beacon by reflection from the target surface. Since a small spot is needed, the laser must be projected from… More

Membrane-Based Deformable Mirrors for High Power Laser Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Justin Mansell, Vice President – (505) 245-9970
Award Amount: $79,905.00
Abstract:
The demonstration of polymer membrane deformable mirrors capable of receiving a high-reflectivity coating and handling high energy laser radiation enables the potential for a new generation of low-cost DMs for directed energy weapons. To achieve high actuator count and high speed, a new structural… More

Target Rotation and Aimpoint Correction using Enhanced Reconstruction (TRACER)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric P. Magee, Senior Scientist – (937) 684-4100
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Laser weapon systems on tactical airborne platforms face many issues with tracking targets and pointing of the laser weapon. Even in an environment free from the effects of the atmosphere, there is still the issue of pointing the laser weapon to a specific hit point when there are no… More

Naval Platform Aero-Optic Turbulence and Mitigation Methodology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Notre Dame
Principal Investigator: Matthew Whiteley, Vice President – (937) 684-4100
Award Amount: $79,997.00
RI Contact: Eric Jumper
Abstract:
MZA partnered with the University of Notre Dame proposes to conduct high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations providing volumetric time-resolved aero-optical disturbance modeling for rotary-wing aircraft flow dominated by wing-tip vortices. We will develop detailed wave-optics… More