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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. Define/Demonstrate Non-hazardous or Less Hazardous Beryllium (Be) Material for Defense Applications

    SBC: Sensintel Inc.            Topic: MDA04059

    Advanced Ceramics Research (ACR) will identify, evaluate and select the most promising technologies for a high stiffness, stable and healthy ceramic or ceramic composite material for the replacement of beryllia and beryllium in structural application such as mirror substrates, electrical and electronic substrate materials. As a part of the identification and selection of the most promising techno ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Small low-cost energetic components for the Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV)

    SBC: Sensintel Inc.            Topic: MDA04009

    In this phase I SBIR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) proposes the development of an innovative manufacturing technique for combination of energetic materials that can be manufactured into lightweight, fine-featured structural components for the DACS systems to enhance the lethality of a miniature kill vehicle. The proposed technique will leverage ACR's experience with gel-casting s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Lightweight hardware design for regenerative fuel cells

    SBC: Distributed Energy Systems            Topic: MDA03100

    Practical use of a RFC for solar powered winged aircraft and lighter-than-air craft has been limited due to weight constraints and the paucity of test data from and practical experience with closed loop RFC hardware. The lightweight cells and endplates developed in Phase I of this program will be applied to the practical implementation of a closed-loop regenerative fuel cell. This RFC will build ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. High-Average-Power Cryogenically-Cooled Diode-Pumped Yb:YAG Laser

    SBC: LE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: BMDO97016

    Department of Defense (DOD) interset in developing laser weaponary in the 1960's. Solid-State lasers have been a canidate technology from the earliest time, but for various reasons, this technology has not been developed to a point where they are scalable to high average power lasers. The development of diode laser pump arrays has improved efficiency, but at a considerable increase in systems cost ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Fully Integrated, Multiport, Planar-Waveguide Spectral Comparators and Multiplexers Based on Lithographic Holography

    SBC: LightSmyth Technologies            Topic: BMDO02011

    Photonic devices providing high performance spectral filtering, multiplexing, optical waveform processing, and signal routing will be designed, fabricated, and characterized. The devices are based on photolithographic scribing of holographic structures onto the surface of planar waveguides and operate on intra-guide signals. The holographic structures provide a manufacturable approach to 2D phot ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. High toughness reaction bonded composites

    SBC: M CUBED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA04041

    M Cubed manufactures many commercial components out of reaction bonded SiC and B4C on a large scale. The key advantages of these materials are high specific stiffness (high modulus and low density) and high thermal stability (high thermal conductivity and low CTE). However, these materials have limited toughness precluding their use in many potential applications including some missile defense com ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Lightweight SiC-based Optics for LADAR Applications

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: MDA04053

    The beam quality in the LADAR applications is greatly affected by optics quality. Of particular importance are the structural requirements. MER in conjunction with SAIC will develop innovative designs for THAAD advanced LADAR applications based upon ultra-lightweight SiC-composite technology. The Phase II transition will be based upon collaboration with BAE.

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Lightweight, High Thermal Conductivity Materials for Thermal Management Applications

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: MDA04005

    The objective of this proposal is to develop a lightweight, high thermal conductivity material with a tailorable coefficient of thermal expansion for laser technology components leading to higher power lasers. In high performance electronics, packaging is the limiting factor in electrical circuit efficiency. Specifically, thermal management, along with reliability and the trend toward miniaturiz ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Space Cryocooler Expander Producibility Initiative

    SBC: MODERN INDUSTRIES, INC.            Topic: MDA03062

    With industry-wide improvements in lifetime and reliability of Cryocoolers, closed-cycle mechanical cryocoolers have become the accepted baseline technology for most of these cryogenically-cooled sensors; in particular, the IR sensor community has found that the majority of cryocooling needs are best met with reciprocating cryocoolers that operate on a modified Stirling refrigeration cycle. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Side-Pumped Monolithic Amplifier Arrays Based

    SBC: NP Photonics, Inc.            Topic: BMDO02011

    This project will focus on the development of side-pumped, monolithic amplifier arrays based on short-length, high gain erbium-doped phosphate glass. The proposal will attempt to bring together two exciting approaches aimed at producing compact, highly functional optical amplifiers with the potential for rapid reduction in the cost per amplifier port. First, we will investigate a novel side-pumpin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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