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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. 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
  2. Direct Casting of Er-Alloys for High-performance Cryocooler Regenerators

    SBC: International Mezzo Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA02031

    The goal of this program is to develop manufacturing technologies/methods that will allow for the fabrication of advanced regenerators made from erbium-based, intermetallic compounds for application in space-based cryocoolers. These regenerators, when used as a replacement for Pb-powder regenerators, will result in an increase in efficiency of cryocoolers by a factor of 3-4. When used as a repla ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Advanced 10 Kelvin Cryogenic Cooling Component Technology

    SBC: International Mezzo Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA04077

    A conterflow heat exchanger operating between 6 and 70 K will be fabricated to transfer approximately 70 W between counterflowing streams of helium with an effectiveness exceeding 99.6%. The pressures of the two helium streams will be 1.4 and 1.0 atmospheres. Design specifications for the heat exchanger are as follows: i) Will sustain 30 g acceleration in any axis ii) Burst pressure of ...

    SBIR Phase I 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. Innovative High-Energy Lasers for Missile Defense

    SBC: PC PHOTONICS            Topic: MDA04020

    This small business innovation research is aimed to generate tens of mJ pulse energy in a pulse width of < 10 n-sec from an air-cooled multicore fiber laser array. This laser can be packaged into a compact and light-weight enclosure that requires a minimum thermal management. PC Photonics has demonstrated coherent power-combining of a 7-core and also a 19-core Yb-doped fiber laser array embedded ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Novel Accelerator for Hydrogen Peroxide Cat Bed Start

    SBC: Precision Combustion, Inc.            Topic: MDA04076

    An internal, low power accelerator for hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) catalytic decomposition reactors can provide significant size, weight and cost reductions over traditional external heaters used to elevate the initial temperature of catalytic reactors for the Airborne Laser. Electrical power consumption could potentially be reduced several orders of magnitude by utilizing catalytic Microlithr eleme ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Li-Air Cells with Ensured Safety and Prolonged Shelf-Life Using an Oxygen Selective Membrane Cathode

    SBC: US NANOCORP, INC.            Topic: MDA04001

    High performance lightweight energy production and storage technologies are needed to supplement or service as the primary power systems for high altitude airships in order to sustain long-term flight schedules. To address MDA~{!/~}s needs, US Nanocorp proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating a Li-air battery with a special air electrode for lightweight power source application with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Rad Hard, Back-illuminated, SOI CMOS Star Tracker

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA03051

    In this Phase II SBIR program, Voxtel, Inc. will execute a design of experiments (DOE) to optimize the architecture and processes required to robustly manufacture, with high yields, a high performance radiation-hard, silicon-on-insulator complimentary metal-oxide-semiconductor (SOI CMOS) imager that meets the requirements of the Radiation-Hardened Star Tracker for future space-based defense system ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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