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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. A Scheme to Reduce Dark Current in SLS FPAs

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: MDA11005

    Longwave infrared focal plane arrays (FPAs) based on Type-II InAs/GaSb-based strained layer superlattice (SLS) photodiodes show good performance at the current time. A key remaining challenge is the reduction of dark current, dominated by pixel surface leakage in FPAs and low minority carrier lifetime in the bulk material. We propose to address the former in this Phase I and develop a unique sche ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Optimized Thermal Battery for Weight- and Size-Constrained Applications

    SBC: Erigo Technologies LLC            Topic: MDA10018

    Thermal batteries are a power source for most MDA weapons systems. Some of these applications place severe constraints on battery weight and size. The key components of thermal batteries are typically made by hydraulically pressing powders into"pellets". The pellets must be greater than a minimum thickness to avoid breakage, and for batteries that must supply high current for a short time this ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. 640x512 Dualband Longwave/Longwave Infrared SLS FPA For Interceptor Seekers

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: MDA10012

    In Phase I we developed a novel infrared photodiode based on Type-II InAs/GaSb strained layer superlattices (SLS) that showed pingpong dualband action, wherein the spectral response of the diode was switched between extended midwave (~ 8 micron cutoff) and longwave (~ 10 micron cutoff) infrared by the polarity of the voltage bias applied across it. In Phase II we will improve quantum efficiency i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Small Integrated HFI Sensor for the AVR-2B

    SBC: SOLID STATE SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION            Topic: SOCOM11001

    "SSSC is pleased to propose the development and delivery of a Hostile Fire Indication Sensor (HFIS) based on the Phase I design concept. The resulting system will limit the number of circuit card assemblies to two: one for the short wave infrared (SWIR)

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  5. Development of enhanced active damping system for the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV)

    SBC: ACTIVE SHOCK, INC.            Topic: N04192

    A road wheel suspension incorporating a semi-active damper and fast load leveling spring system will be developed for the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). The system will be designed as a replacement for the currently fielded semi-active suspension system in the same foot print, either in early production units or as a retrofit package for incorporation later in the development cycle. A sus ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  6. Innovative Manufacturing Process Improvements

    SBC: Mentis Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA04035

    The projected cost for the Mentis Sciences, Inc., (MSI) prototype PAC3 radome is 1/6th of the total cost of the present system. A Pareto analysis of the current MSI process indicates that the two largest costs in radome production are the direct labor associated with fabrication and the cost of the raw materials. In Phase I MSI demonstrated that COTS paint spraying technology reduced the direct ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Demonstration of a 10 K Multistage Cryocooler

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA04077

    Advanced space-borne infrared detectors require cooling at temperatures near 10 K. Cooling loads for these detectors will range from 0.25 W to 1.0 W at 10 K, with additional loads at higher temperatures. A multistage cooler, capable of cooling multiple loads, will offer large potential gains in system efficiency and weight. Turbomachine-based Brayton cryocoolers are ideal candidates for these m ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Low-Cost, Environmentally Friendly Beryllium Manufacturing

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA04111

    Creare proposes to develop a novel Beryllium Machining System (BMS) that is comprised of highly efficient, indirect cooling of the cutting tools and a particle control system to dramatically reduce the costs associated with beryllium machining and improve worker health and safety. Beryllium is an ideal material for numerous aerospace and defense applications. However, beryllium is expensive, it ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Rapid Heating of Lithium Oxyhalide Batteries

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N/A

    Lithium oxyhalide batteries offer energy densities several times higher than thermal batteries. Like thermal batteries, lithium oxyhalide batteries have unactivated storage lives in excess of 20 years and are mechanically rugged. Some of the main advantages that lithium oxyhalide batteries offer are flat discharge voltage profiles and potentially long operating lives. However, battery performanc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Rapid Heating of Lithium Oxyhalide Batteries

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA04037

    Lithium oxyhalide batteries offer energy densities several times higher than thermal batteries. Like thermal batteries, lithium oxyhalide batteries have unactivated storage lives in excess of 20 years and are mechanically rugged. Some of the main advantages that lithium oxyhalide batteries offer are flat discharge voltage profiles and potentially long operating lives. However, battery performanc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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