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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. Thermally Efficient Emitter Technology for Advanced Scene/Simulation Capability in Hardware in the Loop Testing

    SBC: ROBERT A. RICHWINE, LLC            Topic: MDA15014

    We introduce a concept and a design for a high-speed, high-temperature infrared scene projector for midwave (MWIR) and longwave infrared (LWIR) application. Results from study of carbon nanotube (CNT) material characteristics, along with field emission and electro-thermal modeling show that higheffective MWIR temperatures can be sustained and projected by a CNT pixel with little or no spillover to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Sub-Scale Fly Along Sensor Package

    SBC: CONTROL VISION INC            Topic: MDA16017

    During this SBIR program, Control Vision, Inc. will develop an innovative sub-scale Fly Along Sensor Package (sFASP) which will be deployed from a Ballistic Missile Defense System flight test target AO deployment canister.This sFASP will give unprecedented sensor visibility into Ballistic Missile Defense System test scenes providing truth data to the many different areas of Missile Defense.Approve ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. High-Efficiency Low-Volume Flight Pulse Tube Cryocooler

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: MDA17T003

    CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partners San Jose St. University (SJSU) and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) propose to develop a robust epoxy resin regenerator capable of improving cryocooler efficiency by more than 30%, and to design an enhanced compressor motor capable of improving the cryocooler efficiency by more than 20%. LMSSC manufactures a space cryocooler that already meets most ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Model Level Integrated Simulation Architecture for Collaborative Development

    SBC: Rtsync Corp.            Topic: MDA18012

    We propose to develop a simulation architecture framework that enables development teams to integrate algorithmic models into a simulation solely through a collaboration layer/interface and software controls. The proposed architecture will address: ease of model integration, model composability, execution speed, and ease of data collection and retrieval. To achieve these objectives, we propose tha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. High Pressure Singlet Delta Oxygen Generator

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: MDA07050

    The primary objective of CU Aerospace’s Phase I work will be to investigate a relatively new, highly innovative high pressure singlet-delta oxygen generator (SOG) concept for the chemical oxygen-iodine laser (COIL). Estimates are that this SOG concept will significantly improve the pressure recovery of COIL systems while retaining efficiency. The results of the Phase I research will lay the fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. HgCdTe Detectors Under Non-Equilibrium Conditions for High Operating Temperatures

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA07015

    High sensitivity HgCdTe infrared detector arrays operating at 77K can be tailored for response across the infrared spectrum and are commonly utilized for infrared focal plane arrays (FPAs). However, the cooling systems required to achieve the desired sensitivity makes them heavy and therefore unsuitable for many applications. Infrared arrays operating above ~200K could be thermoelectrically-cooled ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) Performance Improvement

    SBC: Fibernetics LLC            Topic: MDA07052

    Research is proposed to develop and demonstrate innovative, revolutionary approaches in components and architecture, to improve fiber optic gyro (FOG) performance without increasing current FOG size and weight. Gyroscopes are critical components of many inertial measurement units (IMU) including proposed MDA systems such as Airborne Laser (ABL). The FOG is potentially a more reliable and less co ...

    SBIR Phase I 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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