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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 Transparent Armor Materials and Manufacturing Methods

    SBC: SURMET, CORP.            Topic: SOCOM14002

    "Current glass-based transparent armor has two major deficiencies: 1) It is very heavy, and therefore can compromise performance and helicopter transportability of vehicles; and 2) It is very thick, and therefore can compromise visual signature of vehicles. Advanced technology ceramic transparent armor removes both these deficiencies and provides a twofold improvement in performance, but costs 6-1 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  2. Inconspicuous Up-Armoring of Vehicles Using Segmented Ceramic and Metallic Elements

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM14003

    Triton Systems Inc.(Triton), together with our partner Technical Products Inc. (TPI) will conduct a feasibility study to evaluate options for armoring non standard commercial vehicles (NSCV) in an unobtrusive fashion using austere mechanical facilities corresponding to expedient basing in the area of operations. Triton has wide experience in metallic, ceramic and composite armoring solutions and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  3. Low Profile Closed Coolant System for High Speed Combatant Craft

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: SOCOM14005

    High speed combatant craft utilized by SOCOM, such as the Riverine (SOC-R), use pumped raw water to provide engine cooling for the twin marine diesel engines. While raw water provides an essentially limitless heat sink, it often contains debris which can clog engine strainers, causing the engines to overheat. Thus, engine performance, as well as maintenance, is negatively affected by the use of th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Ultra-Low Power Sensor for Missile Defense Applications

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA12006

    During Phase I, Triton Systems demonstrated proof-of-concept for new methods developed for a near zero power advanced senor to detect X-rays. Triton Systems performed design analysis and limited bench level testing to demonstrate the sensor. During Phase II, Triton Systems will further develop and refine the methods designed in Phase I, and evaluate their effectiveness utilizing relevant prototy ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Lightweight Hydrogen/Oxygen Thermal Generators for Fuel Cell Power

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: MDA12024

    An enhancement opportunity exists in current systems where weight reduction may be achieved by utilizing rocket thermal energy to provide recharge power to onboard batteries. In this proposal, Giner, Inc. and Purdue University describe an approach for a thermal power generation system that exploits the rocket waste heat to provide reactant gases from solid storage to an efficient, power-dense fue ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Water Effects Correction Software (WECS)

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA12020

    Infrared (IR) target scenes can suffer distortion from atmospheric species present along the atmospheric paths through which the signals are propagated, causing errors in derived target characteristics (e.g., position, velocity, angle). The main contributor to these errors is refraction of the signals by water, in its various forms (e.g., vapor, cloud, air-ice mix) along the path. Turbulence pheno ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Long Duration Zero Power Sensor Technology

    SBC: Mide Technology Corporation            Topic: MDA08043

    Mide has developed a long duration zero power sensing technology. The technology has been designed to allow a system to continuously monitor itself when removed from hardwired power for several years. Mide has designed, built and tested prototypes in relevant environments. Mide proposes to use the resources of this Phase II effort to further mature the technology and reach a TRL of 8. Approved ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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