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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. Advanced Lightweight, Low Cost, High-g Seeker Gimbal

    SBC: AIRBEAMS LLC            Topic: MDA17006

    Ross-Hime Designs, Inc. (RHD) Minneapolis, Minnesota is responding to MDAs Phase I SBIR solicitation Advanced Lightweight, Low Cost High-g Seeker Gimbal. RHDs design features 40 degrees of Az/El and is built almost entirely out of COTS components used in current production seeker gimbals. Building on the past SBIR contract Lightweight, Low-Cost Seeker Gimbals Army Space Missile Defense Command con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Radiation Mitigating System-in-Package Electronics

    SBC: Trusted Semiconductor Solutions Inc.            Topic: AF151089

    Trusted Semiconductor Solutions will demonstrate how high-reliability substrate material, leading-edge commercial memories, advanced manufacturing processing, and our radiation circumvention and recovery approach enables high density electronic payloads needed for next generation guided missile and space applications. We will develop a prototype system-in-package (SiP) that utilizes commercial mem ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Passive Anti-Tamper Latching Stress Sensors for Volume Protection

    SBC: NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.            Topic: MDA06052

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II proposal describes a latching anti-tamper (AT) stress sensor (LATSS) for volumetric protection of military systems. LATSS devices are intended to passively detect and remember if a change in some mechanical aspect of the shield enclosing a protected volume has occurred and provide a signal that can be queried to report the change. They are based o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  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. ATOMIC LAYER CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION OF ALGAN FOR SOLAR BLIND ULTRAVIOLET DETECTORS

    SBC: Apa Optics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    USE OF ATOMIC LAYER EPITAXY IS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR GROWING SINGLE CRYSTAL ALGAN LAYERS. THE FORMATION OF NITROGEN VACANCIES IS EXPECTEDTO BE SUPPRESSED BY THE UNIQUE ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITIONS AND THE EXCITATION OF NH3 GAS BY A LASER SOURCE. THIS SHOULD RESULT IN HIGH QUALITY LARGE AREA SINGLE CRYSTAL LAYERS OF ALGAN WHICH COULD BE USED TO MAKE SOLAR BLIND ULTRA-VIOLET (UV) SENSORS. THESE THIN EP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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