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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. Innovative Hardware Technologies for Electromagnetic Attack Rejection in Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Radars

    SBC: Imaging Systems Technology, Inc.            Topic: MDA10T001

    Under this STTR Imaging Systems Technology (IST) will apply novel Plasma-shell technology and expertise with gas plasma systems to shield and protect BMDS Radar. Plasma-shells are tiny hollow gas encapsulating shells. When energy is applied across the shell, the gas inside ionizes into a plasma. Theory of plasma-electromagnetic (EM) field interaction shows that, under appropriate conditions, pl ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Low Defect Density Mercury Cadmium Telluride on Silicon by Bulk Layer Transfer

    SBC: Srico Inc            Topic: MDA11T002

    Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) has been described as one of the most technologically significant semiconductor materials and is the most widely used material for long wave infrared (LWIR) imaging. The current challenge is to produce MCT over large focal plane array size at low cost and high reliability without compromising sensitivity or noise performance. MCT on silicon substrates is highly attr ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Nanoscale Conformable Thermal Interface Materials with Electronically Enhanced Heat Conduction

    SBC: ADAP Nanotech LLC            Topic: AF09BT22

    ABSTRACT: Thermal management has become a critical factor in designing the next generation of microprocessors. The current technology is unable to meet the increasing demands. Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have excellent heat transport; however, the heat transport across the interface continues to be a challenging hurdle. Here, we have drawn a connection between heat transfer, electronic conduction, ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Beam Control for Optical Phased Array Transceivers

    SBC: MV Innovative Technologies LLC (DBA: Opt            Topic: AF10BT23

    ABSTRACT: The proposed effort is focused on the development of a novel HEL beam director system prototype composed of an array of small-size densely packed and locked in-phase (phased) fiber collimators, which can be scalable in respect to the number of sub-apertures in the array and the power delivered through a single fiber collimator. In the proposed system the basic operation functions of a ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Low-cost, low-defect Solvothermal growth of large diameter Gallium Nitride substrates

    SBC: SOLID STATE SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION            Topic: AF10BT28

    ABSTRACT: Availability of high quality, large area gallium nitride (GaN) single crystal substrates is one of the most outstanding issues for III-V nitride materials. Today's GaN device processes typically employ HVPE grown on sapphire and silicon carbide substrates, requiring elaborate buffer layers and deposition techniques to overcome lattice mismatch and dislocation densities up to 109/cm ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Superconducting Power Transmission for Directed Energy Applications

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF08BT12

    ABSTRACT: Airborne directed energy weapons offer advantages over conventional weapons as they minimize collateral damage, reducing the cost of post-conflict reconstruction. However, the high power levels required by these weapons present size and weight challenges for airborne applications. In particular, the current capacity required of the power transmission cables can make them one of the heav ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Sensor Resource Management

    SBC: Edaptive Computing, Inc.            Topic: MDA10002

    Today"s Ballistic Missile Defense networks consist of many different types of sensors and platforms, and given the expanded focus of MDA on theater and regional missile defense where multiple"raids"can be launched from different sites toward numerous targets, it is crucial that they can be dynamically tasked and deployed effectively in real-time to realize their full potential in achieving overall ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. 1Kx1K Longwave Infrared SLS FPA- Development and Cost Model

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: MDA10009

    We propose to develop a large-format 1Kx1K longwave infrared focal plane array (FPA) from Type-II InAs/(In)GaSb strained layer superlattice (SLS) photodiodes. In Phase I, we will develop small pixels with the goals of ~ 10 micron cutoff wavelength, quantum efficiency>60%, and dark current density

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. 640x512 Dualband Longwave/Longwave Infrared SLS FPA For Interceptor Seekers

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: MDA10012

    We propose to bandgap engineer the InAs/GaSb/AlSb material system to realize a dualband focal plane array (FPA) made up of stacked multi-barrier Type-II strained layer superlattice (SLS) photodiodes. Two longwave infrared spectral bands will be imaged in alternate frames by using a readout multiplexer that flips the voltage bias across the FPA from frame to frame. In Phase I, we will develop and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Lightweight Deployable Nosecone for SM3 BLK IIB

    SBC: Mentis Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA10015

    The objective of this program is to develop and produce a prototype SM-3, Block IIB nosecone that can achieve all of the performance requirements specified for the IIB interceptor, but at a considerably lower cost and weight than has been achieved previously with SM-3 nosecones. This is achievable with technologies developed at Mentis Sciences, Inc., and is being applied to a number of other inte ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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