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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 June, 2020.

  1. High performance dual band LWIR/LWIR Focal Plane Arrays based on Type-II superlattice

    SBC: MP Technologies, LLC            Topic: MDA09013

    Tracking and recognition of fast moving targets require fast, sensitive, uniform focal plane arrays (FPAs). However, high performance single-band FPAs are sometimes unable to discriminate a target from its background when they present similar infrared radiation at a given wavelength. This may occur even if the temperature of the objects is very different. In such a case, two-color FPAs offer an ad ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Defect Passivation for High Performance HgCdTe on Si

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA11T002

    Hydrogen isotopes have been shown to reduce the electrical effects of various semiconductor defects. Specifically, monoatomic hydrogen and deuterium passivate the electrical activity of defects such as dislocations in long-wavelength HgCdTe grown on Si. We propose a novel method of controlling the intake of hydrogen in HgCdTe IRFPAs by using the H2/He plasma afterglow formed by flowing plasma-gene ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Novel Methods to Monitor Health Status and Clinical Laboratory Data: Portable Acquisition, Assessment, and Reporting

    SBC: Mimosa Acoustics Inc.            Topic: OSD09H26

    Mimosa Acoustics will develop a portable binaural audiological device, based on our successful HearID system. HearID is a clinical system for otoacoustic emission and middle-ear power analysis testing; it is FDA and CE-marked. The new system will have the ability to conduct a variety of audiological tests especially for use in hearing-conservation programs, including: flexible otoacoustic emission ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  4. Defect Reductions on Si Substrates for HgCdTe MBE Growth

    SBC: SIVANANTHAN LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: MDA11T002

    Current state-of-the-art infrared focal plane arrays (IRFPAs) are based on HgCdTe material epitaxially grown on bulk CdZnTe substrates. The size of the IRFPAs is limited by the size of the available CdZnTe substrates and the thermal mismatch between CdZnTe and the Si readout circuit, which misaligns the photodiode array with respect to the circuit during heating and cooling cycles. Having HgCdTe ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Low-Cost Integrated Valve/Injectors for Bipropellant Thrusters

    SBC: BLAINE WRIGHT, INC.            Topic: MDA05067

    The most significant hardware costs on a missile interceptor propulsion system are associated with the thrusters, for which there are typically four divert thrusters and four, six, or eight attitude control thrusters per interceptor. The largest contributor to the thruster cost is the integrated valve/injector. Integration of the valve and injector into a single body provides the benefits of low d ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. MBE CdTe on Compliant Substrates for High Performance IRFPAs

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA11T002

    Current state-of-the-art infrared focal plane arrays are based on HgCdTe grown on bulk CdZnTe substrates. The use of Si-based substrates would eliminate a number of drawbacks related to the HgCdTe/CdZnTe system and permit larger formats. We have developed growth protocols that produce material with good crystal quality for such a highly mismatched heteroepitaxial system. Double crystal rocking c ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Feasibility of Long Wavelength Infrared Focal Plane Arrays Based on Type-II Superlattice Minority Electron Unipolar Architecture

    SBC: MP Technologies, LLC            Topic: MDA10009

    Recent development of Antimonide-based Type-II superlattice infrared detectors has resulted in significant breakthroughs in terms of device performance as well as FPA imaging quality. Improvement in material quality and processing technique, as well as evolutionary modifications in device architecture have demonstrated the advantages of the material system over alternatives, and proven it as a via ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Development of Type-II Superlattices for Two-Color Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: MP Technologies, LLC            Topic: MDA10012

    High performance single-band focal plane arrays (FPAs) are sometimes unable to discriminate a target from its background when they present similar infrared radiation at a given wavelength which may occur even if the temperatures of the objects are different. Two-Color FPAs offer an additional wavelength that allows easy identification in such cases. Large-format dual-band FPAs are highly needed f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Ultrasensitive and Compact Superluminal Ring Laser Accelerometer for Inertial Navigation

    SBC: Digital Optics Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA10011

    For many applications, there is a need for developing inertial measurement units (IMU), employing gyroscopes and accelerometers, with better accuracy and/or smaller volume and weight. Currently, in partnership with others, we at Digital Optics Technologies (DOT) have been developing a superluminal ring laser gyroscope (SRLG) that can improve the accuracy of rotation sensing by nearly five orders ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Signature Prediction and Uncertainty Analysis for Radar-based MDA Applications

    SBC: JIN CONSULTING, INC.            Topic: MDA08035

    The objective of this proposal is to develop user-friendly, highly accurate and efficient, robust and powerful computer codes for predication of radar signatures of MDA objects of interest (MOIs) and the effects of geometrical and material uncertainties. Three computer codes will be developed, one for body-of-revolution (BOR) targets, another for discrete body-of-revolution (DBOR) targets, and the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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