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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Development of Novel RAD-Hard ASICs and a Modular Design Methodology Using Asynchronous Architectures

    SBC: Nanomatronix, LLC            Topic: MDA18007

    The NMT/UA team propose to develop a radiation-hardened, low power, and highly robust delay-insensitive asynchronous circuit design methodology in 90nm technology, prototyped by designing a SET/SEL/SEU immune asynchronous microcontroller test chip (PIC 16C57, for example).The proposed Phase 1 SBIR effort will focus on design, simulation, prototyping and demonstration of the key functional blocks o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Ferroelectric Capacitors for Pulse Power Electronics

    SBC: Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl            Topic: N/A

    HIGH-DENSITY ENERGY STORAGE AND FAST DISCHARGE WILL BE CRITICAL IN A VARIETY OF HIGH POWER AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS. CAPACITORS ARE IDEAL FOR THESE PURPOSES, AS WELL AS FOR POWER CONDITIONING AND FILTERING. UNFORTUNATELY, BULK POWDER-BASED DIELECTRICS USED IN CAPACITORS HAVE SEVERE LIMITATIONS, ESPECIALLY THE HIGH NUMBER OF SHORT-INDUCING DEFECTS CAUSED BY POOR CONTROL OF MATERIAL PROPERTIES IN CERA ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Blue-Green LED Arrays for Scanned Linear Array Imaging

    SBC: Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl            Topic: N/A

    Virtual displays have tremendous potential in defense applications such as virtual reality training, battlefield support, and information systems. Full color displays require red, blue, and green LED arrays of which only red is commercially available. This program teams ATMI, a recognized leader in the GaN growth community, with Reflection Technology, a leader in virtual display technology. ATMI w ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. High Dielectric MOSFET Oxides on SiC

    SBC: Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl            Topic: N/A

    Increasing thermal and power loads in circuitry demand electrical components which can operate at temperatures up to 400 C and beyond . A combination of high bandgap semiconductors and improved dielectrics is needed to solve this problem. ATMI has maj or programs in production of both SiC/GaN semiconductor materials and high dielectric constant complex oxide thin films, in particular barium stront ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Edge-emitting Nitride-based Bragg Reflector Lasers

    SBC: Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl            Topic: N/A

    In this program we will develop narrow linewidth AlGaN Bragg reflector lasers suitable as injection seeds for solid-state W lasers in the range of 280 to 330 nm. These systems are compact, light weight, and low-power consuming and ideal for airborne lidar systems. Bragg reflector lasers have never been fabricated in the nitrides so in this Phase I program we will develop the technologies necessary ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Solar-blind GaN p-I-n UV Photodiodes

    SBC: Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl            Topic: N/A

    Photodiodes have high efficiency since the absorption region thickness is large. However, no GaN p-i-n photodiodes have been reported due to the difficulty in achieving low background doped GaN. This Phase I program seeks to determine the increase in quantum efficiency achievable by the use of a thick intrinsic layer inserted in the p-n junction to increase the absorption region thickness. In addi ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Epi-ready SiC Substrates

    SBC: Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl            Topic: N/A

    Commercially viable silicon carbide device manufacturing processes depend on an ability to grow'low defect density epitaxial layers. Low defect density epitaxial layers start with pristine SiC substrate surfaces. Epi-ready pristine SiC surfaces are not commercially available. The results of this-programme should remedy this. In Phase I we will demonstrate a cost-effective, reproducible ex-situ sur ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Improved Silicon on Insulator (SOI) Manufacturing Technology for Low Power, High Speed, Radiation Hard Devices

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    SOI technology offers the potential for creating radiation hard integrated circuits which can operate at low power and high speed. These advances are important for DoD and space applications and for battery operated devices. SOI is excellent for rad-hard applications because dielectric isolation of active circuitry from the supporting substrate by the Buried OXygen (BOX) layer enhances resistance ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Demonstration of Resonant Excitation for Producing 60 Hz AC Power Directly From High Frequency Alternators

    SBC: DIRIGO R&D, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This project seeks to demonstrate the practicality of using resonant circuit techniques to excite the field of specially designed high frequency alternators for the efficient production of 60 Hz AC power. The project will also explore the practicality of controlling the resonant excitation so that the device power output can be synchronized with and n coupled to an existing power grid. Tests will ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Ultra High Average Power Diode Pumped Nd:YAG and Yb:YAG Laser

    SBC: LE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Building on previous work with rod-based solid-state lasers, we propose to investigate the utility of demonstrating 100 kW class diode-pumped Yb:YAG slab lasers by operating the laser cooling system at cryogenic (77 _K) temperatures. The major objectives of the proposed Phase I program are to extend our thermal and stress modeling to slab lasers, build a model of expected optical performance, and ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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