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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. Improved Iodine Injection, Mixing and Pressure Recovery

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: MDA05011

    The primary objective of CUA's Phase II work will be to investigate innovative iodine injection concepts for the COIL that improve mixing at higher total pressures, as well as perform a laser demonstration. During Phase I, CUA designed, fabricated, and tested a flexible experimental system that shows fast iodine mixing and will be used extensively in Phase II to investigate multiple concepts. Th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Novel TVC Mini DAC System


    Thrust Vector Control (TVC) systems offer advantages such as reduced complexity and fewer thrusters relative to many other divert and attitude control (DAC) systems. Proposed is the development of a novel TVC system to provide miniature DAC capabilities for a wide range of mono-prop and bi-prop missile propulsion systems. A primary benefit that the proposed TVC concept offers relative to systems ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Multiband Infrared (IR) Seeker

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA06016

    A major issue that inhibits the performance of current long wavelength infrared (LWIR) focal plane arrays (FPAs) in THAAD seekers is the residual non-uniformity (RNU). This non-uniformity (larger that 0.2% in FPAs fabricated with the current technology) leads to major restrictions on FPA integration times and optics temperatures. We propose to design and develop a 640x512 two-color mid-wavelength ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. ABL (Airborne Laser) Detection Sensor Improvements

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA06054

    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 enhanced target detection and ranging capabilities. We propose an active sensing system compatible with ABL that is based on HgCdTe avalanche photodiodes (APDs), which are an attractive choice for active sensing applications because t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. PbSnSe Focal Plane Arrays on Novel Silicon Based Substrates

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA05009

    EPIR Technologies Inc. will develop infrared focal plane arrays that have the potential of increased sensitivity, longer cutoff wavelengths (>14 µm), larger formats (> 256 x 256), and higher operating temperatures than the current state of the art infrared photon imaging technology. PbSnSe will be employed as the detector material since it is ideal for the MDA’s requirements due to its toleranc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Lattice Matched Substrates for Mercury Cadmium Telluride growth by MBE

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA05008

    In the Phase I program, EPIR Technologies successfully developed lapping, polishing, and cleaning protocols for 2 cm x 2 cm Cd0.96Zn0.04Te wafers for the molecular beam epitaxial (MBE) growth of HgCdTe. The implementation of a custom engineered EpiTEK™ crystal polishing machine in this Phase I program allowed EPIR to establish process limits for reproducibly polishing CdZnTe to MBE standards. Th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Missile Communication Alternatives and Trades


    End-to-end communications systems are often so complex that system designers have difficulty keeping track of the constraints, trades, interface requirements, and interdependencies among components. The Communications System Taxonomy (CommTax) and Toolkit development continuation proposed herein represents further refinement of an innovative tool that MorganFranklin Corporation and its partners, A ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Passivation of Type II Superlattices for IR Sensors

    SBC: MP Technologies, LLC            Topic: MDA06T011

    Cheaper and higher performance infrared sensors are needed for next generation ballistic missile defense programs. Type II InAs/GaSb superlattices represent the most promising material system capable of delivering a more manufacturable and affordable focal plane array technology than the current technology, while at the same time exhibiting similar or better performance. At present, one of the m ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Plasma Limiter: Electromagnetic Attack Protection for BMDS Radars

    SBC: PLASMA SCIENCES CORP.            Topic: MDA06034

    The enabling solid state semiconductor technology in radar systems supporting the U. S. Army's ballistic missile defense program increases its vulnerability to the effects of high power, fast rise-time EMP, HPM, and UWB pulses. In recent years, significant advances in the technology used to produce these pulses have been made in the United States and abroad, increasing the need for effective prot ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Multiband Infrared (IR) Seeker

    SBC: Vega Technology & Systems Inc.            Topic: MDA06016

    We propose a large format collinear MWIR/LWIR 2-color HgCdTe IR Focal Plane Array with multiband enhancement capabilities that can be integrated into a kill vehicle interceptor to perform rudimentary signal pre-processing and cell memory functions thereby elevating seeker abilities to acquire, track, and discriminate enemy targets. This proposed approach, supported by the MKV Program (Lockheed Ma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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