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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. Top Coatings and Enhanced Cathodic Protection Capability


    American Energy Technologies Co. (a woman-owned small business concern of Arlington Heights, IL), will be joined by subcontractor Advanced Technology Laboratories of Lockheed Martin Corp. (St. Paul, MN) in order to develop and fully furnish functional prototypes of two anti-corrosion technologies with the goal to deploy them in a variety of MDA-owned equipment platforms. The first technology is a ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Ruggedized Ceramic Circuit Card Assemblies

    SBC: Micro-Precision Technologies            Topic: MDA13005

    Micro-Precision Technologies (MPT) will build, test, and deliver to military high-performance ceramic circuit card assemblies for the Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS). Based on our commercially proven technology for ceramic-based hybrid microcircuit and multi-chip module manufacturing, we will meet the MDA requirements for increased solder toughness, reduced footprint and wei ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Integrated Systems Materials and Design ImprovementComposite Baffled Telescope and Mirror Substrate Manufacturing

    SBC: Mentis Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA13006

    The proposed Phase II R&D includes continue development of the honeycomb fabrication method developed in Phase I to assure accuracy and repeatability of the process. MENTIS then proposes to fabricate prototype honeycomb sunshades for telescopes, including those with the secondary mirrors embedded in the honeycomb matrix. Using the composite baffled sunshade developed by MENTIS, BAE will perform ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Tailored Ultrahigh Temperature Refractory Material Designs for Propulsion Applications

    SBC: EXOTHERMICS, INC.            Topic: MDA13025

    This Phase II SBIR proposal addresses the requirement to significantly improve the affordability and mission performance of SDACS propulsion components by embarking on a program to develop and optimize hafnium-based or hafnium hafnium nitride claddings for advanced structural insulator substrate materials of current interest to MDA programs.Phase II partner Materials Research & Design (MR&D), Wayn ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. High-Performance, Low SWaP, Radiation Hardened and Vibrationally Robust Inertial Measurement Unit Employing Fast Light Technology For Missile Defense

    SBC: Digital Optics Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA14019

    There is a need for new types of IMUs, with better accuracy than the state of the art. Digital Optics Technologies (DOT) has been developing a Fast Light Optical Gyroscope (FLOG) that can improve the accuracy of rotation sensing by nearly six orders of magnitude. Alternatively, for a given accuracy need, the FLOG can be very small. DOT has also developed a Fast Light Optical Accelerometer (FLOAC ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. High Performance Noise-Suppressing Long Wavelength Infrared Mercury Cadmium Telluride Focal Plane Array (FPA) Sensors

    SBC: EPIR, INC.            Topic: MDA14021

    We propose the development of long wavelength infrared (LWIR) sensors based on HgCdTe in a novel noise-suppressing high temperature barrier (HTB) architecture, which combines the benefits of unipolar nBn and non-equilibrium, Auger-suppressing high operating temperature (HOT) structures. The proposed design is beneficial for controlling carrier conduction to minimize the number of majority and min ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. High Performance Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) Focal Plane Array (FPA) Sensor for Missile Defense

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: MDA14021

    We propose to bandgap-engineer the antimony-based Group III-V compound semiconductor material system to realize a dualband focal plane array (FPA) made up of stacked multi-barrier Type-II strained layer superlattice (SLS) photodiodes. Two longwave infrared (LWIR) spectral bands will be imaged in alternate frames by using a readout multiplexer that flips the voltage bias across the FPA from frame ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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