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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 128X128 ELEMENT MONOLITHIC DUAL BAND HGCDTE STARING ARRAYS

    SBC: ADVANCED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N/A

    MISSILE SEEKERS MUST DETECT TARGETS IN DUAL BANDS (3-5 UM AND 8-12 UM). THEY NOW USE HYBRID ASSEMBLY OF TWO SEPARATE ARRAYS, WHICH INCREASES THE POWER, CONSUMPTION, THE WEIGHT, AND THE COST. WE WILL DEVELOP MONOLITIHIC DUAL BAND 128X128 STARING ARRAYS ON HGCDTE MATERIAL. THE INNOVATION IS THE DETECTION OF BOTH LONG AND SHORT WAVE SIGNALS IN THE SAME PIXEL SIMULTANEOUSLY. FABRICATION METHODS ARE DE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS BASED ON SPECTRALLY SELECTIVE CONCENTRATORS

    SBC: Northeast Photosciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    WE HAVE DEVELOPED A HOLOGRAPHIC DEVICE THAT GREATLY IMPROVES THE EFFICIENCY OF SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION. THE SINGLE-ELEMENT HOLOGRAM FOCUSES LIGHT TO THE SIDE AND ALSO SPECTRALLY SPLITS IT. THE OUTPUT APPEARS AS A THIN, CONCENTRATED LINE FOCUS PERPENDICULAR TO THE HOLOGRAM AND DISPLACED TO THE SIDE. DIFFERENT WAVELENGTHS ARE DIFFRACTED, CONCENTRATED, AND DISPERSED TO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS ON THE LINE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. CRYOGENIC HEAT PIPE DIODE

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N/A

    SATELLITE-BORNE INFRARED SENSORS PLAY A KEY ROLE IN ANY STRATEGIC DEFENSE ARCHITECTURE. OUR CONCEPT FOR A CRYOGENIC HEAT PIPE DIODE TRANSFERS HEAT FROM A CRYOGENIC FOCAL PLANE ARRAY TO ACTIVE CRYOCOOLERS OR A CRYOGENIC RADIATOR. THE HEAT PIPE DIODE CONTAINS AN INNOVATIVE MICROMACHINED WICK WHICH ENABLES HIGH CAPACITY AND A UNIQUE INTERNAL CONFIGURATION WHICH ENABLES DIODE ACTION. DIODE ACTION ENAB ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Capillary Evaporator for Thermal Management of High Power Density Electronic Components

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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