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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. Low-Energy Maskless Lithography to Mitigate Radiation Effects in Advanced Nanoscale Microelectronics

    SBC: Multibeam Corporation            Topic: DTRA112003

    The need for novel weapons to defeat urban targets and rapidly immobalize enemy combatants hiding in bunkers, caves, and basements requires new weapons and tactics. Thermobaric warheads can provide tailored blast response optimized for the defeat of these targets with low collateral damage. In this Phase I SBIR program, Powdermet will develop surface-coated metallic particles that can deliver tail ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Nanostructured ZnO for Rad-Hard Microelectronics Components

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA133001

    ABSTRACT: This project is aiming at developing basic semiconductor components (field-effect transistors) that will be deployed in highly radioactive environment (nuclear plants, space, radioactive waste storage facilities). Radiation Monitoring Devices (RMD), Inc. BENEFITS: ANTICIPATED BENEFITS This new concept of radiation-hard microelectronics will be compatible with recent IC technology in ter ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Metal-Oxides as Radiation-Hard Microelectronic Channel Materials

    SBC: Aneeve            Topic: DTRA133001

    ABSTRACT: Metal-oxide devices offer power dissipation advantages such as low standby power dissipation, better defect resilience versus silicon, superior electronic and magnetic properties, and are broadly Si compatible hence their attractiveness and candidacy fo BENEFITS: Radiation hardened microelectronics are critical for future Department of Defense (DoD) systems where devices are required to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Indirect Detection of Radiological and Nuclear Threats by Non-atmospheric Effect Techniques

    SBC: AKELA INC            Topic: DTRA133002

    ABSTRACT: We propose a concept for the detection of radiological sources at stand-off distances, using a two part system consisting of a detector tag and a radar system. A radiation-sensitive resonant circuit with nonlinear properties (the tag) is placed near a kn BENEFITS: Successful completion of this project will result in one or more circuit designs for detection tags, and theoretical, simula ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Performance Testing of Existing RF Seeker for Hypersonic Electromagnetic Rail Gun (EMRG) Projectiles

    SBC: Tanner Research, Inc.            Topic: MDA13026

    Radio Frequency (RF) offers many advantages over Electro-Optical/Infrared for seekers on hypersonic electromagnetic rail guns (EMRG) launched interceptors, but has not been used due to the small aperture limited by the projectile diameter. Tanner Research has overcome this limitation with the endfire antenna, with an aperture that depends on its length, making it ideal for projectile platforms. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Spectrally Narrowed Pump Diode Arrays for Diode Pumped Alkali Lasers

    SBC: Laser Operations, LLC            Topic: MDA10007

    Diode Pumped Alkali Vapor Lasers (DPAL) are a promising technology for high power directed energy lasers because of several favorable characteristics, notably the small quantum defect which results in very little deposition of waste heat in the lasing medium and potentially good conversion efficiency and beam quality. Existing diode pumps have spectra that are too wide and inaccurately controlle ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Chemical and Laser Damage Resistant, High Performance AR Microstructures For DPALs

    SBC: TELAZTEC LLC            Topic: MDA11008

    Compact, efficient, mega-watt power level lasers are being developed by the MDA for the mission of destroying targets over a range of many hundreds of kilometers. A candidate laser technology with the promise of meeting this mission goal is based on alkali gas that is optically pumped by multiple, electrically driven diode lasers. One current problem limiting the potential operational lifetime o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Marking of Components for Avoidance of Counterfeit Parts

    SBC: Chromologic LLC            Topic: MDA12026

    ChromoLogic LLC is developing Quantitative Optical Traceability Technology ("QuanTEK") to meet the need for a secure, rapid, and cost effective authentication of electronic components. QuanTEK consists of optical enrollment and authentication subsystems that allow the operators at multiple points in the supply chain to securely transmit information related to the identity and origin of electronic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Corrosion-Resistant Anti-reflection (AR) Coating of High Energy Alkali Laser Components Using Refractory Materials

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: MDA12016

    Realization of high-performance compact lasers will require the development of substrates and advancements in optical coatings that can withstand the harsh environments of corrosive gases, high temperatures, and high energy densities. Toward this end we intend to undertake the development of novel optical coatings that will simultaneously provide the necessary protection and maintain the optical ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Optimizing Weapons System and Sensor Pairing Through Efficient Binary Polynomial Optimization

    SBC: DYNAMIC IDEAS LLC            Topic: MDA12004

    Exact formulations of weapon-to-threat assignment problems have long been identified as binary polynomial optimization problems which are theoretically difficult (Non-deterministic polynomial-time-hard or NP-hard), thus previous research for implementation in the area has focused on heuristic solution methods or methods which compromise full formulation with limits on assignment. The introduction ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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