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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. Hybrid Vibration Control Actuator Systems

    SBC: Active Control eXperts, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Active Control eXperts, (ACX) Inc. proposes to design, fabricate, and demonstrate a novel hybrid vibration ccntrol actuator system capable of very precise, controllable motion. This system will combine the advantages of a capacitive actuator with feedback control capability. This system will possess the force and stroke characteristics of a small hydraulic device and the bandwidth of electric moto ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. New Imaging X-Ray Sensor Technology for Real-Time Nondestructive Testing

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    X-ray imaging is an important technique which is used in variety of applications such as general radiology in medicine, astronomical observations, non-destructive testing, X-ray diffraction for materials studies and others. The ability of X-rays to penetrate deep in to matter allows investigation of interior components with possibility of real-time dynamic studies. However, while significant advan ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Low Cost Avalanche Photodiodes and Photodiode Arrays

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Silicon avalanche photodiodes are among the most sensitive optical detectors available today. It 11as been shown that large area APDs are potentially an excellent alternative to photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) in applications such as LIDAR, nuclear medicine, physics research and nuclear radiation measurement instrumentation. They can offer improved performance based on their compact size, solid state ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Actively Cooled Minority-Carrier Devices for Power Conditioners

    SBC: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    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
  5. Low Loss, High Temperature Superconducting Wire For Inductive Energy Storage

    SBC: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase l project is proposed by American Superconductor Corporation (ASC) to establish the feasibility of hermetically manufacturing small-filament, high temperature superconducting (HTS) composite wires for use above 20 K in AC magnet applications such as inductive energy storage devices. HTS magnet wire applications will typically operate under fluctuating ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Oxidation Resistant, Non-Magnetic Substrates for YBCO Coated Conductors

    SBC: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    This DOE SBIR proposal explores cost effective production of non-magnetic substrates which will have a major role in the production of YBCO coated conductors. Deformation textured substrates offer a cost-effective way of texturing. The substrate will be produced using inexpensive raw materials and processing. A novel feature is the production of a solid solution alloy with an excellent cube textur ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Electro-magnetic Flak for Cruise and Sea Skimming Missile Defense

    SBC: Applied Physical Electronics, L.C.            Topic: N/A

    The electromagnetic directed energy method (lasers, particle beams, and high power microwaves) of defending against missiles relies on generating a large amount of energy at the defense site, locating the target, and then transporting a large fraction of that energy to the target along a line of sight at the speed of light, to either destroy or destabilize the threat at as long range as possibl ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Diamond Like Coatings for Polymeric Substrates via Plasma Synthesis

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Most dimond like carbon (DLC) deposition processes require gaseous hydocarbon breakdown on high temperature tolerant substrates. A team of Argonne National Laboratory demonstrated that fullerenes can be used as DLC precursors and that an H2 or O2 rich environment is not required. Burek is extending a similar fullerene techique to DLC coating of plastic materials. Injection molding of plastics i ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Xenon Production by Iodine Transmutation

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Electrostatic thrusters are the likely choice for station keeping of the new generation of small communication satellites. Xenon is the fuel of choice for these thrusters because of its high mass and low ionization potential. Existing worldwide xenon production will not permit fueling of more than a small fraction of the projected satellite population unless significant price increase of Xe is rea ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Multi-Function Eyesafe Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser Source

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Coherent Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop an eyesafe diode-pumped solid-state laser source with multi-functional capabilities and significantly reduced weight, volume, and prime power requirements compared with existing systems. The low weight, small size, and high efficiency of the system, resulting from a novel design with dramatically reduced cooling requirements compared with existing ey ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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