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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 September, 2020.

  1. High Power, Mid-Infrared Fiber Supercontinuum Light Source

    SBC: MESA PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Modern supercontinuum (SC) light sources are generated by non-linear interactions between ultrashort pulse lasers and optical fibers. Output in near-ultraviolet to near-infrared wavelength ranges has been demonstrated. These light sources have high brightness and are spatially coherent. Recently, output to 4.5 µm was achieved using fluoride glass fibers; optical absorption by the fiber prevents l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Innovative Residential Fire Sensor

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Southwest Sciences proposes development of residential fire sensing systems based on low cost optical imaging sensors combined with newly introduced highly miniaturized, low power CO sensors. Sensor modules will also include temperature sensors. The modules will be part of a low power wireless network. Each module will be about ½ the size of a business card, a few mm thick, and will operate for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. A Microcalorimeter Alpha Spectrometer for Analysis of Nuclear Material

    SBC: STAR CRYOELECTRONICS LLC            Topic: N/A

    A key factor of international efforts to identify and suppress the supply of and demand for nuclear materials, and thereby to deter potential traffickers, is the ability to accurately identify contradicted material and ultimately to trace it back to its origin. Alpha particle spectroscopy is widely used in nuclear forensics to assay trace quantities of sensitive nuclear materials, but the limited ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Preimidized Powder Towpregs for Low Cost, High Performance Missile Cases

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA07022

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is soliciting proposals for new missile materials to expand the capability of current air-to-ground missile systems. This expansion of capability dictates the development of lighter weight materials that are capable of short duration exposures to temperatures as high as 800°F. A novel approach to filament winding using high-temperature matrix materials is propos ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. IM Modeling/Simulation Tool for KEI Dynamic/Thermal Loads Associated with Stage Separation

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: MDA06041

    Intense dynamic and thermal loads will occur during stage-separation events that are of major concern from both operational and safety viewpoints. The insensitive-munitions (IM) stimuli and thermal/dynamic response associated with such events has received very little attention, yet this is of major concern for the KEI vehicle undergoing Stage 1 to Stage 2 separation. The KEI event is at lower alti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Maneuvering Target Phenomenology

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: MDA07021

    Propulsion systems may perform a variety of maneuvers during the ascent phase of flight that can impact the performance of an interceptor or other parts of an MDA system designed to perform threat detection, discrimination, and tracking. Our Phase I effort focuses on building on extending existing plume signature software. A main technical objective is to establish the various components and app ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Optimal Sensor Scheduling for Ballistic Missile Defense

    SBC: DANIEL H. WAGNER ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED            Topic: MDA06009

    Our Phase I research involved the development of an innovative sensor scheduling algorithm in support of Ballistic Missile Defense. This algorithm schedules multiple diverse and distributed sensors to perform time-critical tasks relating to multiple moving targets; specifically, to detect, classify, localize, track, support the interception of, and conduct BDA for ballistic missiles throughout t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Track Correlation / Sensor Netting

    SBC: DANIEL H. WAGNER ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED            Topic: MDA07046

    The project objective is to develop a tracking algorithm that will fuse detections and tracks provided by a network of radar sensors with detections and tracks provided by a network of electro-optical (EO) sensors into multi-system tracks. The intent is to thereby achieve increased state estimation and classification accuracy in tracking ballistic missiles. Both target kinematic states and featur ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Space Radiation Hardened PM Fiber

    SBC: INTERNATIONAL PHOTONICS CONSULTANTS, INC            Topic: MDA05028

    Interferometric fiber optic gyros (IFOGs) are being considered as alternatives to mechanical gyroscopes in both existing and newer high performance applications. Satellite guidance and navigation systems require highly sensitive IFOGs consisting of 4-5 km of fiber optic sensing coils forming the heart of a Sagnac-sensor and must exhibit low radiation induced attenuation to provide end-of -life (EO ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Passive Cooling of Laser Diodes for Use on Satellites

    SBC: k Technology Corporation            Topic: MDA07007

    A novel concept integrating, k-Core® (a material system which consists of encapsulated annealed pyrolytic graphite) saddle with a loop heat pipe evaporator is proposed. Due to five fold increase compared to the baseline aluminum, the proposed concept can enable much higher heat flux levels at lesser resistance to the radiator. In addition, the proposed concept will not have any weight penalty co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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