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  1. Lightweight Fiber Reinforced Aluminum Components for Missile Structures

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: MDA18006

    The Missile Defense Agency is searching for innovative technologies to implement in future interceptor missiles and kill vehicles that will produce weight savings within the systems. To answer this need, Touchstone Research Laboratory proposes to develop fiber reinforced aluminum (FRA) metal matrix composite components to replace those that were originally made from Ti-6-4. The FRA is able to reta ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. High Stability Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Methane Analyzer

    SBC: LI-COR, Inc.            Topic: 832D

    LI-COR proposes to continue development of a next-generation CO2/CH4/H2O analyzer that will offer an unprecedented combination of high precision and stability, making it the first highperformance gas analyzer suitable for long-term unattended operation. The instrument will be smaller, lighter, and far less expensive than competing technologies. LI-COR’s approach exploits a proprietary, revolutio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Acetate Fiber Reinforcements for High Temperature Composites

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: MDA16020

    Touchstone Research Laboratory (TRL) has identified acetate fibers with structural characteristics analogous to heritage viscose rayon, which suggests they will be very promising Carbon Cloth Phenolic (CCP) reinforcements for Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) nozzles. Furthermore, acetate fibers are manufactured in the United States and are commercially available and deemed sustainable. Accordingly, TRL, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Low Light Short Wave Infrared Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA15022

    Current focal plane array (FPA) technologies for imaging in low-light conditions in the short wave infrared (SWIR) are limited by poor quantum efficiency and/or poor noise characteristics. To address this need, a new SWIR-sensitive linear-mode avalanche photodiode detector array, will be optimized for low-light imaging, fabricated, and demonstrated. Unlike existing SWIRavalanche photodiodes (APDs) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Radiation-hardened Reconfigurable Digital Dual-band Infrared ROIC

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA15019

    A 1280 x 1024, 12-micron-pitch format radiation-hardened dual-band digital infrared readout integrated circuit (ROIC) will be developed. The features of the reconfigurable adaptive detector integrated circuit (RadIC) include: low-noise in-pixel amplifiers, in-pixel analog-to-digital conversion (ADC), extended > 22-bit dynamic range with temporal-photon flux-rate encoding, high-rate readout, and as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Carbon Foam Lightning and Thermal Protection System

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: MDA14014

    The feasibility of using a low-cost, coal-based carbon foam (CFOAM) for providing lightning and thermal protection for ground-based missile systems was demonstrated during Phase I.Touchstone proposes to build on the Phase I efforts and take the development of this system to the next stage.During Phase I, a concept was developed that will provide sufficient thermal protection to the underlying mate ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. 25kW 200kWh Energy Storage System based on All-iron Hybrid Flow Battery

    SBC: Energy Storage Systems, Inc.            Topic: DEFOA0000674

    This ARPA-E SBIR project is to research, design, construct and field trial a cost-effective and efficient 25kW 200kWh energy storage system based on the all-Iron Hybrid Flow Battery (IFB) technology. Energy Storage Systems Inc. (ESS) develops and commercializes grid-scale energy storage systems based on flow battery technologies. Applying its proprietary flow cell design, ESS has demonstrated a 4- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  8. Carbon Foam Lightning and Thermal Protection System

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: MDA14014

    Touchstone proposes to build on past thermal protection system (TPS) efforts and develop an innovative lightweight and low-cost system that provides protection from lightning strikes as well as from heat and atmospheric debris. This will be accomplished by utilizing a lightweight carbon foam (CFOAM) as the foundational material and varying the properties of the foam through choice of precursor an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. 25kW 200kWh Energy Storage System based on All-iron Hybrid Flow Battery

    SBC: Energy Storage Systems, Inc.            Topic: 1

    This ARPA-e SBIR project is to research, design, construct and field trial a cost-effective and efficient 25kW 200kWh energy storage system based on the all-Iron Hybrid Flow Battery (IFB) technology. Energy Storage Systems Inc. (ESS) develops and commercializes grid-scale energy storage systems based on flow battery technologies. Applying its proprietary flow cell design, ESS demonstrated a 4-fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  10. 25kW 200kWh Energy Storage System based on All-iron Hybrid Flow Battery

    SBC: Energy Storage Systems, Inc.            Topic: 1

    This ARPA-e SBIR project is to research, design, construct and field trial a cost-effective and efficient 25kW 200kWh energy storage system based on the all-Iron Hybrid Flow Battery (IFB) technology. Energy Storage Systems Inc. (ESS) develops and commercializes grid-scale energy storage systems based on flow battery technologies. Applying its proprietary flow cell design, ESS demonstrated a 4-fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of EnergyARPA-E

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