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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Rain Erosion Modeling for Hypersonic Thermal Protection System (TPS) and Structures

    SBC: Mentis Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA05021

    Within the hypersonic missile community, it is generally known that Mentis Sciences, Inc. (MSI) is developing a candidate Quartz/Polysiloxane radome solution for the Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC3) system. This solution is presently in the process of being evaluated for the relevant hypersonic rain erosion environs and full-scale thermal/structural loading. At this time, it has exceeded all m ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Optimized Thermal Battery Heat Regulation

    SBC: Erigo Technologies LLC            Topic: MDA05022

    Thermal batteries are a power source for many MDA programs. As mission requirements push the limits of battery lifetime, optimizing the thermal insulation used in the batteries becomes increasingly important. Another design challenge is to create batteries with unconventional configurations for more efficient space utilization. Designers need flexible tools to assist them to meet these challeng ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Dramatic Improvement In The Quantum Efficiency Of Large-Format Longwave Infrared Focal Plane Arrays for THAAD Sensor Upgrade

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: MDA05009

    MDA is considering several technologies to upgrade the THAAD sensor. QWIP (Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector) technology is one option being considered. While QWIP has clear advantages (e.g. large formats, high pixel operability, excellent uniformity and image stability, low cost, and proven multi-color capability), its quantum efficiencies have to be improved (to > 40% internal QE, > 15-20% e ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. A Cryogenic Heat Transport Loop for Space-Borne Gimbaled Instruments

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA05016

    A high-performance cooling system for gimbal-mounted infrared sensors is a critical need for future space-based target acquisition and tracking systems. A candidate approach uses a high performance cryocooler remotely located on the spacecraft platform combined with a high conductance, cryogenic heat transport system to exchange heat from the sensors to the cryocooler. The heat transport system ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Highly Affordable Net- and Near-Net Forming of Fully Dense TaC for Boost Nozzle Applications

    SBC: EXOTHERMICS, INC.            Topic: MDA05068

    This Phase 2 SBIR proposal addresses the technical and manufacturing challenges associated with development of cost-effective materials solutions for ultrahigh temperature solid rocket motor throat components ¡V particularly those associated with boost nozzle solid rocket motor (SRM) or solid divert/attitude control SDACS components for vehicles such as KEI and SM-3. Exothermics and their Phase ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. High Electrical Efficiency GaN FETs for Innovative Radar/RF Sensors

    SBC: KYMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA05035

    Kyma Technologies proposes a research and development effort to fabricate and test GaN-based FETs on GaN and SiC substrates. AlGaN/GaN HEMT structures will be tested to identify the impact of defects on the thermal characteristics and degradation behavior in the devices in order to improve device performance and reliability. Thermal models of GaN-based FETs on GaN substrates with comparisons to Si ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Rapid Heating of Lithium Oxyhalide Batteries

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA04037

    Lithium oxyhalide batteries offer energy densities several times higher than thermal batteries. Like thermal batteries, lithium oxyhalide batteries have unactivated storage lives in excess of 20 years and are mechanically rugged. Some of the main advantages that lithium oxyhalide batteries offer are flat discharge voltage profiles and potentially long operating lives. However, battery performanc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Innovative Manufacturing Process Improvements

    SBC: Mentis Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA04035

    The projected cost for the Mentis Sciences, Inc., (MSI) prototype PAC3 radome is 1/6th of the total cost of the present system. A Pareto analysis of the current MSI process indicates that the two largest costs in radome production are the direct labor associated with fabrication and the cost of the raw materials. In Phase I MSI demonstrated that COTS paint spraying technology reduced the direct ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Production of Large Area Semi-Insulating Gallium Nitride Substrates

    SBC: KYMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA04T018

    Ultra-high performance multi-function RF electronics are required by the United States Department of Defense to enable next generation radar and sensor networks in response to an increasingly diverse array of threats to our military and our homeland. An elegant potential solution is that of gallium nitride (GaN) RF electronics, which has shown great promise on currently available yet foreign subs ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Demonstration of a 10 K Multistage Cryocooler

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA04077

    Advanced space-borne infrared detectors require cooling at temperatures near 10 K. Cooling loads for these detectors will range from 0.25 W to 1.0 W at 10 K, with additional loads at higher temperatures. A multistage cooler, capable of cooling multiple loads, will offer large potential gains in system efficiency and weight. Turbomachine-based Brayton cryocoolers are ideal candidates for these m ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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