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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. High-Power Vertical-Junction Field-Effect Transistors Fabricated on Low-Dislocation-Density GaN by Epitaxial Lift-Off [Phase IIS]

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: 1

    In this program, we will develop a breakthrough technology that will enable wafer-scale epitaxial lift-off (ELO) of GaN power device heterostructures from low-dislocation-density bulk GaN substrates. This technology will be used to provide a low-cost vertical junction field effect transistors (VJFETs) with high breakdown voltage (greater than 1,200 V) and high current capability (greater than 100 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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