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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 April, 2020.

  1. 3D IMAGING OF OPAQUE OBJECTS BY USING PHASE RETRIEVAL

    SBC: ADVANCED MODULAR POWER SYSTEMS            Topic: N/A

    As an alternative to holographic laser radar, AMPS will develop a 3-D imaging concept that collects far-field intensity speckle patterns. This kind of measurement greatly relaxes the tolerances on vibration and coherence length. However, phase retrieval will be required to retrieve a 3-D image. Phase retrieval algorithms typically utilize some type of prior knowledge about the object. In industria ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. A Cryogenic Refrigeration System for Superconducting Generators

    SBC: ENERGEN, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Superconducting rotating machinery has been proposed as a means of achieving greater efficiency in electrical power generation and utilization. Furthermore, superconducting generators and motors have the potential to be more compact thereby increasing the flexibility of system designs as well as potentially reducing manufacturing costs. However, commercialization of this technology is gated by the ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. A high bit rate optical analog to digital converter

    SBC: RAMAR CORP.            Topic: N/A

    High speed optical computing and optical signal processing has produced considerable interest in the development of high resolution, high sampling rate optical analog to digital converters. High speed ADCs that utilize integrated optical waveguide technology play an important role in the development of these systems. Ramar Corp. proposes a novel optical A/D converter design which replaces the stan ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. A More Efficient RF Plasma Electric Thruster

    SBC: New England Space Works, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    New England Space Works proposes a more efficient RF plasma electric thruster. RF plasma thrusters have many advantages over other electric propulsion types. Specific impulse is higher than for electrothermal thrusters. There are no electrodes or grids in contact with the plasma, so thruster lifetime should be better than other schemes. The simple plasma geometry leads to easy scaling to large ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. A New Ultra Light Weight Power Source

    SBC: SUNDYE            Topic: N/A

    This program will produce a portable, efficient, lightweight, flexible, cost effective solar power source. Small area, prototype devices, weighing the equivalent of less than 100 grams per square meter have been reduced to practice. At even modest efficiencies our system will be capable of producing hundreds of watts per kilogram. If necessary our system can employ hardened components for harsh mi ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. A Novel Method for Fast Rendering of Missile Plume Imagery

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA05044

    Since infrared radiation from missile exhaust plumes is a key observable for many satellite sensors and interceptor seekers, considerable effort has been expended in developing and validating high-fidelity plume signature codes. However, their utility for systems studies of missile fly-outs is limited by extremely long run times for each calculation. Spectral Sciences developed a data-driven algo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. A Novel Three Dimensional Biomaterial for the Production of Multiple Blood Cell Types

    SBC: Cytomatrix, LLC            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I project will examine the feasibility of utilizing a novel three dimensional culture device, termed Cellfoam to support the in vitro production of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets from primitive CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs). The high demand for blood and blood components in the civilian and military populations, coupled with the growing risk of blood-bor ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. A Paradigm Shift in Infrared Imaging

    SBC: SUNDYE            Topic: N/A

    Progress made in infrared imaging systems in recent years has been remarkable. Despite the high cost and limited size, systems based on materials such as silicon germanium or antimonides have produced adequate quantum efficiencies, dark current, full well capacity and frame rates such that military systems as well as commercial products are now available. Unfortunately high cost and limited size a ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. A Practical Model Based Engineering Capability for Integrating Architecture Design, Analysis, and Verification of Large Scale Complex Systems

    SBC: PHOENIX INTEGRATION INC            Topic: SB102005

    In the defense industry today, high level SysML system models are used by engineers beginning early in the design process to functionally decompose the system being designed and to flow down requirements to sub-systems and components. Despite their usefulness, these system models are by and large descriptive models and not analytical (executable) models. In contrast, domain level engineers (struct ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. A Rapid, Controlled and Selective Etching Tool for Semiconductor Processing

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop an etching tool based upon its patented Fast Atom Sample Tester (FAST) technology that addresses a critical processing problem faced by manufacturers of Bonded wafers. The fabrication process for bonded wafers results in a 5 mm wide strip of partially delaminated silicon along the perimeter of the 8-in. wafer which can serve as a source of unaccep ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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