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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 April, 2020.

  1. Control Electronics for Space-Qualified Cryogenic Coolers

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA17T003

    Future MDA space missions will utilize small spacecraft with correspondingly small, advanced sensor systems.Cooling of these sensors is required to decrease detector noise and increase detector sensitivity by maintaining the detector at a reduced operating temperature.The cooling system comprises a mechanical cryocooler and its control electronics, both of which are critical technologies to enable ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Green Monopropellant Thruster TRL Maturation Scaling Effort

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA12T008

    Diode-Pumped Alkali Lasers (DPALs) have great potential for high-energy lasers. Proper design of these systems 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 ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Cloud based watershed and terrestrial ecosystem data management,integration and analytics

    SBC: SUBSURFACE INSIGHTS            Topic: 01c

    Actionable understanding of watershed and ecosystem behavior is required for a wide spectrum of societal and engineering needs by both government entities and commercial entities- These needs include, for example, water resource management, precision agriculture and hydropower- Such actionable understanding requires the ability to numerically model various coupled processes and associated reaction ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  4. Real time measurement system for coupled surface/subsurface processes

    SBC: SUBSURFACE INSIGHTS            Topic: 22b

    Actionable understanding of watershed and ecosystem behavior is required for a wide spectrum of societal and engineering needs by both government entities and commercial entities- These needs include, for example, water resource management, precision agriculture and hydropower- Such actionable understanding requires the ability to numerically model various coupled processes and associated reaction ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Crack Mitigation for Dry Storage Canisters

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 31a

    Welded stainless steel canisters that contain spent nuclear fuel (SNF) at near-marine sites have been found with salts on their outer surface that can produce an aggressive chemical environment that could lead to pitting, stress corrosion cracking (SCC), and potential release of radioactive materials. Welds that are most susceptible to SCC are difficult to reach because they are located inside the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  6. An Advanced Thermal Management System for Gimbal-Mounted Sensors

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA07004

    Future missile detection systems will require improved thermal management for cooling gimbal-mounted sensors and optics. Current systems utilize cryocoolers placed on the gimbal, which necessitates the cryocooler heat to be rejected directly from the gimbal. A far superior approach in terms of payload mass would locate the warm elements of the cryocooler on the stationary platform near the space ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Longwave Infrared Focal Plane Arrays for Missile Tracking at High Frame Rates

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: MDA07015

    Missile seekers would benefit from a focal plane array (FPA) that allowed high-speed single or multiple-windowing acquisition of the target or targets while maintaining situational awareness of the rest of the field of view. Such data reduction helps where bandwidth is limited, e.g. arrays with formats larger than 1Kx1K, allowing tracking of high-speed missiles at high frame rates. Readout multi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 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. Ultra-Large-Format 2Kx2K 2-Color Midwave/Midwave Infrared Focal Plane Array for the AirBorne Laser Program

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: MDA07032

    We propose to develop a 2Kx2K 2-Color focal plane array (FPA) that provides pixel-registered and simultaneous imaging in two MIDWAVE infrared spectral bands. We will use a novel bandgap-engineered sensor that minimizes spectral crosstalk between the two midwave bands better than current sensor technologies. The FPA also uses a readout multiplexer that provides massive on-chip data compression by ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. A Magneto-Hydrodynamic System for Generating High-Pressure Impluses in Spallation Targets

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 02c

    The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) produces neutrons that allow researchers to study key material properties. Neutrons are produced by the interaction of a very short (1 µsec), highly intense (1 MW at 60 Hz) pulse of protons with a flowing bath of mercury called the target. The process deposits a large amount of thermal energy in the mercury. Because mer ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy

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