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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. High Performance Nanopillar Optical Antenna Avalanche Detector Operating at 1.06um

    SBC: Illinois Applied Research Associates LLC            Topic: MDA12014

    In this Phase II SBIR program, Illinois Applied Research Associates will design, manufacture, and test a 1.06 um optimized Linear Mode (LM) avalanche photodiode (APD) array. The array will be electrically and optically characterized and will be tested for environmental and application constraints for integration into terrestrial and space based applications. The ability to operate in linear mode ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Thermal Isolation of Nozzle Exit Cone Insulators

    SBC: Mentis Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA12027

    Mentis and SDC are developing materials suitable for operating in extreme environments, such as those experienced by exit nozzles in Throttleable Divert and Attitude Control Systems (TDCAS), or as thermal protection in ballistic missiles and payload delivery systems. A material characterization effort is required to establish accurate material properties at storage and operational conditions. Ap ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Contamination-Free, Lightweight, Helium-Rubidium Vapor Circulation System

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA12018

    Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser Systems (DPALS) require a uniform, steady, flowing mixture of helium and rubidium vapor at elevated pressure and temperature. Significant challenges exist because rubidium is a very reactive material. In response, our team is developing a contamination-free, all-metal, hermetic, circulation system based on gas-bearing turbomachines. Specific benefits include low mass, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Rain Erosion Modeling for Hypersonic Thermal Protection System (TPS) and Structures

    SBC: Mentis Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA05021

    Mentis Sciences (Mentis) is providing Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) line to produce a Radome Assembly (RA). Mentis focus is to assure all elements of the production process approaches a Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 8. This effort requires developing processes and Design of Experiments (DOE) for controlling each element of production to assure quality and cost goals for meeting LRIP. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. High Energy Laser (HEL) Analysis Tool with Experimentally Corroborated Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser (DPAL) Rate Coefficients

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA12T008

    Proper design of Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser Systems (DPALS) is challenging because many interrelated processes impact their performance and critical kinetic rate coefficients are not well known. In response, our team is developing a comprehensive physics-based analysis/design tool, and experimentally determining key kinetic rate coefficients. The resulting product will be a user-friendly, high-fi ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Top Coatings and Enhanced Cathodic Protection Capability for High-Value BMDS MDA Assets

    SBC: AMERICAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY            Topic: MDA13T010

    American Energy Technologies Co. (a woman-owned small business concern of Arlington Heights, IL), will be joined by subcontractors University of Massachusetts (Boston, MA) and Advanced Technology Laboratories of Lockheed Martin Corp. (St. Paul, MN) in order to develop two anti-corrosion technologies with the goal to deploy them in a variety of equipment. The first technology is a top coating whic ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Advanced Infrared Focal Plane Arrays with Strained Layer Superlattice Detectors on Digital-Pixel Readout Integrated Circuits

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: MDA12T003

    We propose to combine QmagiQ's strained layer superlattice (SLS) sensor technology with MIT Lincoln Laboratory's novel digital pixel readout integrated circuit (DROIC) to realize an advanced longwave infrared digital focal plane array (DFPA) with high quantum efficiency, dynamic range, and operating temperature. In Phase I, we developed the basic SLS DFPA and demonstrated its extraordina ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Passive IR Sensors Based on High Quantum Efficiency P-on-N Type-II Strained Layer Superlattices

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: MDA06013

    We propose to develop a high-performance longwave infrared focal plane array (FPA) based on Type-II InAs/(In)GaSb strained-layer-superlattice (SLS) technology and deliver it packaged in a portable handheld CAMERA. In Phase 1, a matrix of recipes was designed and grown, several wafers were processed, arrays were fabricated and characterized, and material and process issues identified. In Phase 2, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Multiband Infrared (IR) Seeker

    SBC: Vega Technology & Systems Inc.            Topic: MDA06016

    We propose a large-format LWIR HgCdTe Focal Plane Array that can perform rudimentary signal pre-processing and increase pixel well dynamic range, thereby elevating seeker abilities to acquire, track, and discriminate enemy targets. This approach, supported by Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems, is based on a novel differential dual pixel design using pairs of adjacent pixels each connected in an inv ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Feasibility Study of VLWIR InAs/GaSb Type-II Superlattice for Focal Plane Arrays.

    SBC: MP Technologies, LLC            Topic: MDA07032

    High performance infrared detectors in the very long wavelength infrared (VLWIR) spectral bands are highly needed in a number of missile defense missions. The current state-of-the-art infrared detection technology for missile defense programs is based on the Mercury Cadmium Telluride (HgCdTe) compounds. However, at present it is becoming increasingly apparent that this detection technology is ap ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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