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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. Totally Monolithic GaAs/HgCdTe Focal Plane Arrays

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

    WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A TOTALLY INTEGRATED MONOLITHIC GaAs/HgCdTe FPAs ON GaAs SUBSTRATED. THE INNOVATIVE FEATURES ARE: 1. THE DETECTOR IS FABRICATED DIRECTLY ON THE GaAs MULTIPLEXER SUBSTRATE, WITH THE MONOLITHIC METAL INTERCONNECT INSTEAD OF STANDARD INDIUM BUMPS ALLOWING ARRAY SIZES UP TO 1024x1024 WITH HIGH FRAME RATES. 2. THE FOCAL PLANES WILL INCORPORATE AN ON-CHIP LOW POWER MASSIVELY PARALL ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Biaxially Oriented YBCO Thin Films on Non-Lattice Matched Substrate

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N/A

    Creare is developing a novel technique for forming biaxially oriented thin and thick films of high temperature superconductor YBa(2)Cu(3)O(x) on non-lattice matched substrates. These films should display high critical current densities because they will avoid the weak link problem that occurs between misaligned grains. Presently, the only effective means of achieving biaxial alignment is to either ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Capillary Evaporator for Thermal Management of High Power Density Electronic Components

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N/A

    Creare is developing an innovative capillary-based evaporator component for direct cooling of advanced electronic modules and for interfacing with capillary pumped thermal management loops for spacecraft. A reentrant capillary structure design will increase by an order of magnitude the pumping capacity of the capillary surface. Compared with current porous wick evaporators, this evaporator will ha ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Carbon-Carbon Composites Fabrication

    SBC: SIOUX MANUFACTURING CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    Sioux Manufacturing Corporation will develop a novel processing method for carbon-carbon composites manufacture with reduced processing time and costs. Current carbon deposition processes are unacceptably slow and expensive. The new feature of our process is the deposition of iron oxide onto the carbon filters to catalyze the deposition of carbon from methane. Laboratory tests have shown that this ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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