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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 June, 2020.

  1. Rapid, Low-Cost, Reformable Tooling for Prototyping and Short-run Manufacturing of Advanced Composite Structures

    SBC: 2PHASE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA03049

    The proposing company's reformable, reusable tooling can substantially reduce the time, cost and effort associated with conventional or alternative tooling while providing the flexibility for prototyping iterations, short-run or low rate manufacture through lengthy product cycles. This Phase II project addresses the use of reformable tooling materials and tooling systems for the production of prot ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Distributed Optoelectronic Crossbar Modules for Backplane Applications

    SBC: OPTICOMP CORP.            Topic: BMDO00011

    The primary goal of the proposed Phase II effort is to develop monolithic distributed optoelectronic crossbar modules for implementation of high performance distributed crossbar backplanes. The high density monolithic crossbar modules will enable distributed backplane architectures that are highly scalable. In addition, the distributed crossbar modules will provide backplanes that are high speed ...

    SBIR Phase II 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. Heat Storage and Temperature Amplification for Space-Based Laser Diode Cooling

    SBC: Rocky Research            Topic: MDA03065

    The proposed Phase II effort is to build two complex compound prototypes to remove 4.6 kW heat from laser diodes at 280K to 300K. The prototype will be delivered to MDA upon completion of the Phase II project. The technology is based on a proven solid-vapor sorption complex compound technology used in refrigeration and freezers. The complex compound technology has the following features: A ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. PERCORP Enhancement for Improved Soot Modeling

    SBC: SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: MDA03082

    This effort will improve plume signature prediction of hydrocarbon burning liquid rocket engines by increasing the fidelity of the soot production models used to predict exhaust conditions. The new models will include improved kinetic mechanisms as well as prediction of soot particle size, shape and distribution. The models will be correlated and verified through testing. An experimental rocket ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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