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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. A Single Aperature Dual-Wavelength Dual Polarized Antenna for AWRAP

    SBC: REMOTE SENSING SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 834D

    Severe weather impacts our daily lives, society and nation’s economy. From an average of $10B (2005 dollars) annual loss due to tropical cyclones since 1900 to $200B in the commercial shipping industry that is threatened by severe ocean storms to the hundreds of lives and assets being lost in the $20B recreational boating industry. In these cases and many more, accurate now-casting and forecasti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Actively Cooled Minority-Carrier Devices for Power Conditioners


    New power semiconductor device performance is limited by cooling because high heat-flux cooling systems have not matched their increased power density. Therefore, real designs rarely achieve device ratings. American Superconductor (ASC) demonstrated CryoPower+, which cools a variety of power MOSFET topologies by direct immersion in coolants from 77-300K, with boiling where appropriate. CryoPower ( ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Advanced Chemistry and Radiation Modules for Wake and Reentry Flows

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA10023

    The outcome of the proposed SBIR program will be the development of an innovative scientific testbed code suite for reentry vehicle signatures. The testbed will model all key physical hypersonic flow effects to a high degree of fidelity and will be validated against field data. It is intended that the scientific testbed code could be used as a benchmark to test lower-fidelity models, or could be u ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Advanced Spectral Signature Models for Rocket Plumes

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA09032

    The design of space-based optical sensors for detection, identification, and tracking of threat missile launches relies heavily on plume signature simulation models. The development of very capable plume signature models traces back ~50 years. However, because of the complexity of the underlying physics and ever-increasing requirements for improved accuracy and speed, higher spatial resolution, a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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