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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. Advanced Conformal Piezoceramic Actuators

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

    ACX proposes to develop durable and reliable conformal geometry actuator packages. These packages will have the ability to operate as linear actuators for motion control applications as well as to conform to structures with curved surfaces for applications requiring induced strain actuation. These packages provide a protective skin offering electrical isolation, and provide a means for integration ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. 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 I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Enhanced Pulse Power Using Cryogenic Electronics

    SBC: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    Phase I will reduce the weight, size, and cost of pulsed power electronic equipment by achieving compact integration of the solid-state semiconductors. A dramatic reduction in waste heat and thermal management problems will be effected, thus eliminating conventional heat sinks, blower fans, etc. Phase I will also offer special advantages in space-based equipment where size and weight are at a prem ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Actively Cooled Minority-Carrier Devices for Power Conditioning

    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 I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Treatment to Increase the Strength of Sapphire Windows and Domes

    SBC: Aspen Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Aspen Systems proposes to develop a novel process to increase the strength of sapphire at elevated temperatures. The resulting increase will alleviate strength losses in high performance IR seeker systems such as THAAD and Standard Block IV. The Aspen process will uniformly implant silicon atoms within the sapphire window material. This will in turn pin the crystal lattice resulting in a structure ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Optical Networks and Interconnects

    SBC: Boston Communications            Topic: N/A

    In this project we address the design and development of a Computer Aided design Tool for Optical networks (CATO). Its major objective is to support the design, evaluation, testing and operation of optical networks and optical interconnect architectures. The proposed tool will be based on a unique "fuzzy" specification approach, whereby the user will enter only general requirements/constraints an ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Carbon nanotube Field Emission Cathode for Electric Space Propulsion

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

    Low power electrostatic thrusters are greatly penalized by the lack of small efficient cathodes. Conventional hollow cathodes are relatively large and consume power and propellant at a rate approaching that required by the small thruster, thus greatly reducing its overall efficiency and Isp. An attractive alternative to hollow cathodes are fieId emission array (FEA) cathodes. These do not require ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Arcjet Operating on Propellant Grade Hydrazine, MMH and UDMH

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

    The Lockheed Martin 7000 series and other spacecraft use ultra pure hydrazine for both their chemical apogee motor and the orbit/attitude controlling arcjets. Busek proposes to extend this highly synergistic and beneficial "dual-mode" propulsion to other widely used fuels including propellant grade hydrazine (PGH), monomethylhydrazine (MMH) and unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (UDMH). This will be ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Distributed, Autonomous, Shunt Protection of HTS Coils

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

    Temperature Superconducting (HTS) coils will be used in motors, generators, magnets, transformers and inductors throughout space based and Terrestrial power systems. Unlike the conventional low temperature superconductors (LTS), the HTS conductors have, due to their materials of construction and higher operating temperature, higher heat capacity and lower thermal diffusivity. These facts combine ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Multipurpose WDM Routing Device Based on Semiconductor-Optical-Amplifiers

    SBC: CORETEK, INC.            Topic: N/A

    CoreTek Inc. proposes a novel semiconductor-optical-amplifier (SOA) based four-port device that can be used as a wavelength converter, data regenerator, ATM header recognition system, and high-speed bit-error rate tester. These functions are presently performed electronically at low speed and require converting the optical data to an electrical signal. Our device is a novel hybrid of LiNbO3 Mach-Z ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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