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  1. Contamination-Free, Lightweight, Helium-Rubidium Vapor Circulator for DPAL Systems

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA12018

    Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser (DPAL) systems have great potential for missile defense and other applications. These systems require a uniform, steady, flowing mixture of helium and rubidium vapor at elevated pressure and temperature. Significant challenges exist because rubidium is a very reactive material. Our team has developed a contamination-free, hermetic circulator based on gas-bearing turbomach ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. High Performance Actuators for Solid Propulsion Control Systems

    SBC: Solid State Ceramics, Inc.            Topic: MDA16010

    Phase II will exit with a new and substantially test-rig validated new solid-state integrated propulsion control valve actuator design for Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS) that present a unique engineering challenge in that they need to fit in tight volumes, require very high performance and are subject to extreme temperatures that fills the void of providing a highly engineered but simp ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Development of Lyocell-Based High Temperature Composites for Structural Insulator Applications

    SBC: MATERIALS RESEARCH & DESIGN INC            Topic: MDA16020

    Materials Research & Design, Inc. submits this Phase II SBIR proposal to address Rayon Replacement for High Temperature Materials. The proposed program seek to demonstrate repeatable processability of low conductivity, low modulus, high strength, Lyocell-Based materials that can provide sustained, domestic replacement for rayon based structural insulators. MR&D will manage the program and perform ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Metallized Ceramic-Based Structural Insulators

    SBC: Plus Designs, Inc.            Topic: MDA16020

    An ideal structural insulator will not outgas, will not change significantly with respect to material properties and geometry during elevated temperature exposure, will have the necessary thermal conductivity/diffusivity for insulating purposes, and will have the necessary stiffness to provide proper support.Metallized ceramic-based structural insulators are anticipated to offer improved performan ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Miniaturized Programmable Signal Generator for Beacon Applications

    SBC: NOKOMIS, INC            Topic: MDA16023

    Todays newer weapons systems are being designed with small platforms which may not have the space or power delivery systems necessary to support a full complement of electronics desired, such as electronic beacon systems.However, certain platform types, such as the missile defense system (MDS), have an inherent need to have these types of beacon system present to support mission requirements.A nee ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Control Electronics for Space-Qualified Cryogenic Coolers

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA17T003

    Future MDA space missions will utilize small spacecraft with correspondingly small, advanced sensor systems.Cooling of these sensors is required to decrease detector noise and increase detector sensitivity by maintaining the detector at a reduced operating temperature.The cooling system comprises a mechanical cryocooler and its control electronics, both of which are critical technologies to enable ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Thin-Ply Composite Missile Structures

    SBC: MATERIALS RESEARCH & DESIGN INC            Topic: MDA17T004

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has multiple system platforms to defeat an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).The MDAs solution for defeating a midcourse threat is the Ground-Based Midcourse Interceptor (GMI).The GMI is comprised of the Orbital Boost Vehicle (OBV) and an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV), developed by Orbital ATK and Raytheon respectively.The OBV carries the EKV to the ICB ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Green Monopropellant Thruster TRL Maturation Scaling Effort

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA12T008

    Diode-Pumped Alkali Lasers (DPALs) have great potential for high-energy lasers. Proper design of these systems is challenging because many interrelated processes impact their performance, and critical kinetic rate coefficients are not well known. In response, our team is developing a comprehensive physics-based analysis/design tool, and experimentally determining key kinetic rate coefficients. The ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Advanced Optic Materials for Endo-Atmospheric Seeker Windows

    SBC: NOKOMIS, INC            Topic: MDA17005

    The MDA requires EO/IR window technology that can perform and endure under the high-temperatures and high-heating rates (thermal shock) experienced by endo-atmospheric seeker missiles.Nokomis proposes a phase-engineered spinel-based window solution that utilizes proven techniques for achieving extreme thermal shock resistance.Nokomis will produce a EO/IR transparent ceramic material that is able t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Hyper-Velocity Projectile (HVP) Warhead Optimization for Lethality

    SBC: DE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA18003

    We propose to develop a directional side-projecting fragment warhead for the Hypervelocity Projectile (HVP). The warhead takes advantage of the HVPs ability to maneuver, including roll, to deliver a dense pattern of fragments within a narrow beam, providing a much greater number of impacts for enhanced lethality. The warhead makes use of technologies developed in several recent advanced-developmen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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