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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. Advanced Reserve Battery Technologies

    SBC: Erigo Technologies LLC            Topic: MDA15021

    There is an ever-growing need for increased battery performance in weight-sensitive and volume-constrained applications. Also needed is the ability to develop batteries with non-standard form factors to accommodate tight size constraints. Erigo and our collaborators at EaglePicher Technologies propose to develop a thermal battery by leveraging advances in cathode formulations, fabrication techni ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Real-Time In-Situ Measurement of Void Fraction and Specific Surface in Fresh Concrete

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 171FH2

    Water expansion during freeze-thaw cycles can cause deterioration in concrete, leading to scaling, cracking, and crumbling over a period of years. Resistance to this damage is achieved with a system of voids formed by adding surfactants to the fresh concrete to stabilize air bubbles naturally entrained during mixing. The volume fraction, size, and spacing of these voids are critical. It is importa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  3. RailMonitor: Real-Time Broken Rail Detection System

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 171FR2

    Broken rails are a common cause of mainline derailments and a particular concern given the increasing use of our rail system for passenger traffic and petroleum products. The progressive nature of the defects provides an opportunity for early detection of cracks before they become significant enough to cause a derailment. Unfortunately, current inspection technology does not allow these inspection ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  4. Improved Thermal and Acoustic Comfort for Motorcycle Helmets

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 151NH1

    Use of motorcycles helmets significantly reduces the risk of fatality or serious brain injury to riders in the event of a crash, but riders often do not wear helmets in warm weather because of thermal discomfort. We propose to develop an innovative ventilation and cooling system that will maintain a cool, dry environment inside the helmet while also meeting applicable safety standards. The key the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  5. Radiation Hardened SLS FPAs For Interceptor Seekers

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: MDA16011

    QmagiQ, LLC proposes to partner with The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. to experimentally study radiation effects on antimony-based strained layer superlattice (SLS) photodiodes that have shown remarkable performance improvements in recent years. QmagiQ's SLS infrared focal plane arrays (FPAs) are already designed to be radiation-hard to some degree. In Phase I, we will measure how rad-ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. VERY-LARGE-FORMAT DUAL-BAND INFRARED FOCAL PLANE ARRAY

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: MDA04173

    In Phase 1 of this SBIR program, we developed and delivered a small-format 320x256 dual-band infrared focal plane array (IRFPA) with pixel-registered and simultaneous imaging in the midwave and longwave infrared (MWIR/LWIR) spectral bands. In Phase 2, we will build on this and accomplish two major tasks. Our first goal is to dramatically increase both the pixel resolution as well as the pixel co ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. High Strength Ta2C-Based Compounds for UHT Boost Nozzle Applications

    SBC: EXOTHERMICS, INC.            Topic: MDA06T007

    Future generation propellants earmarked for DoD and MDA boost vehicles will create increasingly severe conditions (temperature, pressure and particle impingement) in the nozzle region that will prevent state of the art materials and designs from achieving the performance levels and costs being targeted for next-generation solid rocket motors. The demonstration of zero or near-zero erosion in the t ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Real-time Atmospheric Disturbance Compensation Using Hardware-Accelerated Speckle Imaging

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: MDA06T006

    Atmospheric disturbances are a major performance-limiting factor in long-range optical systems. In particular, for the Airborne Laser (ABL) the ability of distinguish targets from a long distance is crucial for mission success. Despite the progress in optics and sensor technology, blurring in long-range imaging caused by atmospheric movements and density changes will remain an issue. Digital si ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Reliable Electronics for Space Turbo-Brayton Cryocoolers

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA04078

    Our overall objective is to improve the performance of turbo-Brayton space cryocoolers by reducing mass and increasing reliability in high-radiation environments. To achieve this objective, we will develop and demonstrate advanced cryocooler compressor drive and control electronics suitable for high radiation space applications. Our technical objectives are to: (1) incorporate components which ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Rain Erosion Modeling for Hypersonic Thermal Protection System (TPS) and Structures

    SBC: Mentis Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA05021

    Presently, no standard rain erosion reference (code, document(s), database, etc) exists for system designers and engineers to predict the material behavior of candidate materials for sub-sonic, sonic, and hypersonic mission profiles. Historically, individual companies have taken a shoot and look approach to this subject, and relied on past performance for flight predictions. Within the community ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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