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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. High Efficiency, Large-Area, 1550 nm InGaAs Photodiodes

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A back-illuminated planar InGaAs photodiode tested to have 95% quantum effiiency (QE) at 1550 nm, area greater than 1 mm2, low capacitance (<23 pF), and high bandwidth (>125 MHz) will be improved. Although the existing Phase I device exhibited bulk material dark current generation better than commercially available devices, the sidewall-generated dark current was found to dominate the noise ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. High Power PM Fiber Laser Coupler

    SBC: ACCURATE AUTOMATION CORPORATION            Topic: MDA09036

    Fiber lasers have emerged as a promising technology for future high energy laser (HEL) weapons systems, having demonstrated single mode, CW operation at 10kW power level and high electrical to optical conversion efficiency (>25%). However, commercial fiber lasers are not practical for beam combining to obtain the higher power (100kW) levels required for future weapons systems without sacrificing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. High-Emissivity Ceramic Matrix Composites for Hypersonic Airframes

    SBC: APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC.            Topic: MDA09007

    New materials and processes are needed to achieve performance requirements of future ballistic missile defense systems (BMDS). Ever increasing demands on achievable speed and performance require thermally stable, lightweight and mechanically robust thermal protection systems to protect underlying structures from aerothermal heating, radiative heating, as well as impact from rain and other particul ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Light Weight Controllable Thrust Actuation for Innovative Propulsion System for Missile Defense Interceptors

    SBC: DYNAMIC STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS, LLC            Topic: MDA09001

    Lightweight Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS) can improve the mass fraction and specific impulse capabilities of propulsion systems for future MDA platforms. Proposed is the development of a novel DACS valve and actuator to provide improved capabilities for a wide range of future systems. DSM has teamed with a leading missile defense engine provider to produce a much lighter DACS system ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Low Temperature Thermoelectric Cooling of Infrared Focal Plane Arrays with HgCdTe-based Superlattices

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA09T007

    The deployment of next generation focal plane arrays sensing in the long wavelength infrared will improve the detection capabilities in all major MDA infrared systems. However, a major limitation to the employment of these high sensitivity arrays is the cooling system. Current tactical cryocoolers cannot meet the desired temperature requirements. The goal of this project is to develop the technolo ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Near-infrared, Linear Mode, Photon Counting HgCdTe Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA09038

    The MDA is developing deployable airborne systems such as the Airborne Laser (ABL) for boost-phase missile defense. The ABL’s mission would significantly benefit from the development of sensors that enhance target detection and ranging capabilities. We propose near-infrared, linear mode, photon counting avalanche photodiode (APD) arrays that are compatible with ABL and based on highly sensitive ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Novel LWIR Detector Technology for high-yield, large format FPAs

    SBC: EpiWorks, Inc.            Topic: MDA09002

    EpiWorks will demonstrate an MOCVD capability to manufacture of GaSb/InAs strained layer superlattice (SLS) epitaxial wafers for 10um FPAs in a low-cost commercial, production environment. In our proposed effort EpiWorks would initially focus on duplicate state-of-the-art results that have been achieved to date in research labs using MBE growth. This would lay the groundwork for EpiWorks to con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. UCDS Unsteady Reaction Model

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: MDA09T009

    The UCDS process uses a rigorous theoretical model to understand the dynamics of combustion instability. In addition to predicting the amplitude of pressure oscillations, UCDS provides clear insight into why a propulsion device oscillates. To enhance and optimize UCDS for missile defense applications, GTL proposes to refine the UCDS unsteady combustion model to capture the special features of mon ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. High-Fidelity Multiphysics Simulations of Nozzle Erosion

    SBC: Illinoisrocstar, L.L.C.            Topic: MDA09T009

    A collaborative effort is proposed between IllinoisRocstar LLC and the University of Illinois to develop and commercialize a computational framework to investigate nozzle erosion in solid-propellant rocket motors (SRM) and tangential instability modes in liquid rocket engines (LRE). For SRM, highly resolved simulations will be performed to understand the effects of turbulent inlet conditions, as w ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Ballistic Missile Defense System Innovative Power Storage Devices

    SBC: INVENTEK CORP            Topic: MDA09010

    An opportunity exists to lower cost and improve thermal battery performance by applying a unique separator material, ceramic fiber separator (CFS), developed by Inventek Corporation. The paper-like material can also serve as a foundation for thin-electrode fabrication and a continuous method for battery/cell fabrication. Additional InvenTek will apply low-temp nitrate chemistry in development by ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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