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  1. Laser Refrigerator

    SBC: ADVANCED REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC            Topic: N/A

    The advent of MEMS (micro electro-mechanical systems) was supposed to cause a market revolution with its breakthrough in miniaturization. In practice, this potential has not been realized chiefly due to the power limitations to which MEMS are subject. Onlyrelatively simple applications, e.g. in pressure sensing and optics, have been commercially developed. With the laser engine described in this P ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. High-Efficiency, Large-Area Curved Diffraction Gratings for Remote Sensing Applications in the Infrared

    SBC: Anvik Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Infrared detection systems play a key role in national security, where they are used in aerial and satellite reconnaissance to identify potential targets and detect enemy weapons. While multispectral infrared imaging systems have greatly enhanced remotesensing capabilities, current systems have been optimized for the visible and shortwave infrared. Longwave infrared detection would also be of grea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Large-area and low-cost hybrid SIC wafers

    SBC: ASTRALUX, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Researchers at Astralux, Inc. in collaboration with Sterling Semiconductor, EMCORE Corp. and the University of Colorado at Boulder propose to develop hybrid SiC wafers using a novel technique. Specifically, our goal is to commercialize epi-ready 3-inchand 4-inch 4H and 6H SiC wafers for the emerging wide bandgap microwave device market. Our hybrid SiC wafers are complementary to the existing bul ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. ACTIVE RADAR SYSTEM THERMAL MANAGEMENT

    SBC: BELTRAN, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Beltran proposes an innovative thermal management system for high power solid-state lasers based on the Complex of Innovative Cooling Enhancement Technologies (CICET).CICET provides the highest reliability, flexibility of the thermal management with doubling of the sources of refrigeration, selectable for operational regimes:- Semi open cooling circuits.provide optional opportunities for ful ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Dual-Function Carbon Composite Electrodes for Multifunctional Structural Sandwich Panels Incorporating Ultracapacitor Elements as Sandwich Core

    SBC: BOUNDLESS CORP.            Topic: N/A

    Boundless' innovative high-power multifunctional structural ultracapacitor, CapaciCoreTM, will increase high-power capabilities of advanced missile systems and HEVs. Dual-function carbon composite electrodes will integrate an activated carbon fabric face(high double-layer capacitance) with a non-porous, conductive matrix-impregnated carbon fabric face (high strength, improved current collection). ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. High Porosity Polymer Separators for High Power Lithium-ion Batteries

    SBC: BOUNDLESS CORP.            Topic: N/A

    Boundless Corporation, supported by inventor Kirby Beard, proposes to develop a new micro-porous separator for THAAD, Patriot and other advanced missile technologies requiring high power lithium-based batteries for increased agility, speed and range.Based on a proprietary pore forming material, it promises higher porosity (80% +) with sub-micron pore sizes, excellent mechanical strength and very l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Innovative Operating Software

    SBC: CAPRARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This effort examines the merit of using Semantic Web technology, as developed by the World Wide Web Consortium and DARPA, to reduce the time and money required by MDA to acquire and maintain software. MDA has a large collection of legacy software andalgorithms in a variety of programming languages. These same algorithms are useful throughout MDA, yet the cost of rewriting code is enormous. We prop ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Scalable, High-speed Nonvolatile Memory-based Hardware Encryption

    SBC: CELIS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.            Topic: N/A

    An encryption chip design is envisioned that utilizes medium to large capacity nonvolatile memory to achieve ultra high-speed encryption as opposed to common implementations of high-speed encryption algorithms that are processor-based. The design willaddress the security issue that comes with the increased data exposure of high-speed encryption where the probability of breaking the code through c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Nonvolatile EPIR Colossal Magnetoresistive Memory

    SBC: CELIS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing radiation-hardened, nonvolatile EPIR colossal magnetoresistive semiconductor Non-Destructive Read Out (NDRO) memory for military and space applications, such as for SBIRS-Low.The approach in of this Phase I program is to characterize PrCaMnO (PCMO) thin films for use in radiation-hardened nonvolatile memories and to dete ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Manufacturing Process for Polymer Precursors to Diamond and Diamond-Like Carbon

    SBC: CENYMER CORP.            Topic: N/A

    A critical problem facing the electronics industry is dissipation of thermal energy. Since diamond-like carbon (DLC) is an excellent thermal conductor and electrical insulator, it is ideal for use in electronics for heat dissipation. Many prototypes havebeen fabricated using DLC to verify the performance improvement it offers, but the costs and practical difficulties inherent in the fabrication of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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