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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. Carbon Foam-Based Lightweight Mirrors

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: N/A

    Several current and upcoming space-based telescope and laser beam director designs, such as the Next-Generation Space Telescope (NGST) and the Airborne Laser (ABL), call for lightweight, high-stiffness optical components. Using conventionalmirror/director technologies, the cost and weight of these systems would be prohibitive. In addition, conventional materials, such as glass, offer insufficien ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Lightweight Sandwich Structure Panels for Space Applications

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: N/A

    Lightweight Sandwich Structure Panels for Space Applications The ballistic missile defense system is made up of a variety of components including land-based missiles, satellites, and space based laser. Minimum weight structures are needed, maximizingdisplacement, mechanical strength, reliability, and weight. There is a need for innovative high modulus, fiber-reinforced composites, and novel low-to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Development of a Liner-less Storage Tank for the Space Based Laser System

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: N/A

    Innovative materials and manufacturing processes are required to meet the performance and cost objectives of current space-based NMD and TMD system programs. One example is the use of polymer matrix composites for the reactant storage tanks aboard theLaser Payload Element (LPE) of the Space Based Laser (SBL) satellite. Currently evolving designs include aluminum clad polymer matrix composite (PM ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Thermal Protection Systems for Space Applications

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: N/A

    The Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) ballistic missile defense system is made up of a variety of components including land- and sea-based missiles, satellites, and space-based laser, all part of the Theater and National Missiles Defense Systems. Reusablehypersonic and reentry vehicles are being designed to meet Defense Department requirements. Two specific programs, the MDA's Space Based Laser (SB ...

    STTR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Development of a Concept for Swarmed mini-UAVs for Automatic Target Recognition

    SBC: Augusta Systems, Inc.            Topic: N04T005

    The objective of this project is to develop algorithms controlling the high level flight pattern of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) utilizing swarming technology in a manner to maximize Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) performance for a selected algorithm through cooperative search operations involving a larger number of inexpensive UAVs. Based upon the success and results of the Phase I work, ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Innovative Integration of Carbon Foam and Aerogel

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: MDA04035

    Touchstone Research Laboratory and Aspen Aerogels have teamed to create a new carbon composite material comprised of Touchstone’s carbon foam (CFOAM) and carbon aerogel. Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of manufacturing on a laboratory scale and included foam and aerogel compositional optimization, as well as preliminary thermal and mechanical characterization. The results were that carbon ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Innovative Weight Efficient Combined Structural/Thermal Protection System (TPS) Concepts

    SBC: FMW COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF04248

    The current approach to providing thermal protection to aero-vehicles is to use a parasitic thermal protection system (TPS) that protects the primary structure while transferring the aerodynamic loads to the same primary structure. This approach increases the complexity of the vehicle system that, in turn, complicates fabrication and inspection of the structure. In addition, this approach also i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Advanced High Mass Fraction Tactical Rocket Motor Case

    SBC: FMW COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF04199

    The higher Mach number flight capability required in future missile systems has necessitated the development of advanced materials capable of surviving the increased thermal loads expected in these systems. Although previous research has indicated that titanium matrix composites (TMCs) are a potential solution to this problem, the high cost of these materials has severely hindered their considerat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Improved Lifetime Performance of Nonmetallic Honeycomb Cored and Modified Aluminum Cored Honeycomb Structures

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    The objective of the proposed Phase II program is to develop, refine, prove, and qualify methods, materials, and processes for the fabrication of replacement honeycomb-core bonded metal aircraft structures that have at least a 5-year lifetime under at-seaconditions. The results of the Phase I effort have shown that new honeycomb-core materials and adhesives are commercially available that have sig ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. HEMETS- Human Error Modeling for Error Tolerant Systems

    SBC: D.N. AMERICAN            Topic: N03130

    D.N. American proposes the development of a Human Error Modeling tool for Error Tolerant Systems (HEMETS) which will simulate human performance on complex systems in order to provide system designers with information on what aspects of their design are likely to lead to human error. Furthermore, HEMETS will provide recommendations to the designers so they can improve their design in order to elimi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
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