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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. 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. Functional Dataflow Programming Toolchain for Portable Parallel Code

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: SB151004

    Modern computer systems often incorporate multiple computational devices such as conventional processors, graphics processing units (GPUs), specialized accelerators, and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Programmers are able to exploit these new architectures for improved performance and reduced power consumption, but at the cost of increased programing complexity. Further complicating matte ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. Carbon Foam Lightning and Thermal Protection System

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: MDA14014

    The feasibility of using a low-cost, coal-based carbon foam (CFOAM) for providing lightning and thermal protection for ground-based missile systems was demonstrated during Phase I.Touchstone proposes to build on the Phase I efforts and take the development of this system to the next stage.During Phase I, a concept was developed that will provide sufficient thermal protection to the underlying mate ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Novel Membrane Systems for Olefin/Paraffin Separation Phase IIB

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 18a

    Ethylene and propylene are major chemical industry raw materials and consume a great deal of energy related to their production. It is estimated that 250 trillion BTU/yr are consumed in olefin/paraffin separations. In 2011 worldwide ethylene and propylene production was about 140 and 70 million tons respectively. Historically, membrane processes for separating olefins and paraffins have been demon ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Energy
  8. Advanced Spectrally Selective Materials for Obscurant Applications

    SBC: LUMILANT, INC.            Topic: A13AT016

    Plasmonic metamaterials, composed of patterned metallic and dielectrics, can be engineered to have interesting optical properties that are attractive for a range of advanced obscurant applications. These particles are typically fabricated on planar surfaces, since patterning planar surfaces to achieve the desired effects is relatively straightforward.However, for planar geometries the particles op ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Advanced Hybrid WaterHeater using ECC

    SBC: Xergy Inc            Topic: 03c

    The problem being addressed in this proposal is the current extensive use of energy hungry hot water heaters in both residential and commercial building in the United States. To date, attempts to create a low energy hybrid hot water heater (HWH) have resulted in hot water heaters that have high differential prices and significant noise and maintenance issues resulting in low sales and low value pe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Energy
  10. 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

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