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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. A Novel Approach for Optimizing HVP Fly-Out Trajectories to Maximize Likelihood of Intercept

    SBC: SPACEWORKS ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: MDA18002

    SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) seeks government support for the development of a novel, scalable approach to generating and optimizing fly-out trajectories in real-time, specifically intended for use on the Hypervelocity projectile (HVP) system. The proposed software architecture would determine the most effective control approach at each point in time in order to maximize the projectile's cov ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Adaptive Methods for Target Tracking, and Guidance and Control for the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System

    SBC: GUIDED SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA07012

    Ballistic missiles pose formidable challenges for target tracking and intercept because of their spiraling dynamics and significant maneuverability potential as they re-enter the atmosphere at high speeds. Recent studies have shown that conventional methods to estimation, guidance and control design are unable to guarantee sufficient accuracy against such highly maneuvering targets. This is not un ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Atmospheric Effects Mitigation and Enhanced Metrics for Improved Radar Tracking and Handover

    SBC: PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: MDA06031

    Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to continue its Phase I teaming relationship with Lockheed Martin to develop and demonstrate atmospheric effects mitigation metrics and algorithms for improved Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) radar tracking and handover. PRA proposes to further develop the target metrics and processing algorithms that were developed in Phase I by validating th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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