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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY22 is not expected to be complete until September, 2023.

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  1. An Ultra-High Temperature Ceramic with Improved Fracture Toughness and Oxidation Resistance

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: MDA09T002

    Hypersonic missile defense systems are being designed to reach global threats. During flight, external surfaces are predicted to reach temperatures in excess of 2200C. As a result, innovative, high performance thermal protection systems (TPS) are of great demand. Among ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTC), it is well known that ZrB2- and HfB2-based materials have high melting temperatures and ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Carbon nanotube coatings on electrochemical textured surfaces for advanced adsorptive baffles

    SBC: Faraday Technology, Inc.            Topic: MDA18T003

    This proposed STTR program addresses the challenge of developing advanced absorptive baffles to minimize stray and reflected light across the visible and infrared wavebands for exo-atmospheric optical sensors and seeker telescopes. To achieve this goal Faraday Technology and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will develop electrochemically textured pyramidal surfaces with CNT black coatings as ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Contamination-free, Ultra-rapid Reactive Chemical Mechanical Polishing (RCMP) of GaN substrates

    SBC: Sinmat Inc            Topic: MDA09T001

    Gallium Nitride (GaN) substrates are ideal materials for fabrication of high-power and high-frequency devices based on III-V materials. The current state-of-the-art Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) methods are plagued by several challenges, including, surface charge affects due to surface contamination, and sub-surface damages, which can limit the quality of III-V devices. Furthermore, there is ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Development for Radiation Hardened Applications of Advanced Electronics Materials, Processes, and Devices

    SBC: RNET TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA09T006

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) seeks technical investigations related to the development and application of advanced electronic materials, processes, and devices to meet its need for radiation hardened, high performance electronics for critical space and missile applications. With the advent of smaller transistor dimensions and reductions in price per bit, significant changes in materials and pr ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Fabrication of Ta-Hf-C-based Ultra High Temperature Composites via a

    SBC: UES INC            Topic: MDA09T002

    This Phase I STTR program seeks a new fabrication method to produce stronger (>100 kpsi) and tougher (>10 MPa m1/2) ultra high temperature Ta-Hf-C-based composites (UHTC) with an outstanding oxidation resistance for use as thermal protection systems for hypersonic applications, as well as for advanced rocket nozzle throat components. UES will apply a novel "Top Down" approach to control the micro ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Improving Analysis of Large Multidimensional Data through Parallel Processing & Explorative Visualization

    SBC: Frontier Technology Inc.            Topic: MDA18T001

    Using a combination of parallel processing and explorative visualization, a new and exciting solution for high-performance visual analysis of large multidimensional data is proposed. Steady volume flows are selected to demonstrate the strategy, methodology, techniques, and functionalities. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) platforms will be adopted to unleash the power of explorative ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Innovative Polishing Technology for Fabrication of High Performance Epi-ready GaSb Substrates

    SBC: Sinmat Inc            Topic: MDA12T003

    Antimony containing III-V semiconducting compounds are particularly attractive for the fabrication of a wide variety of electronic and optoelectronic devices such as photo detectors operating in the long wave infrared wavelength (12-32µm) range. The production of epi quality GaSb wafers still remains one of the important problems for rapid commercialization of GaSb devices. Sinmat Inc. proposes a ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Multi Junction Solar cells for Satellite

    SBC: CFD RESEARCH CORP            Topic: MDA09T005

    Higher efficiency solar cells are needed to reduce mass, volume, and cost of DoD space missions. However, to achieve higher efficiency and radiation hardness of the best to date multi-junction photovoltaic (PV) devices, several challenges must be addressed. This project aims to develop: 1) Quantum Well (QW)-based multi-junction cell that exhibits enhanced efficiency, and 2) Radiation-hardened PV c ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Non-Intrusive Uncertainty Identification and Quantification Framework for Hypersonic Flights

    SBC: CFD RESEARCH CORP            Topic: MDA18T006

    Uncertainty Reduction in High Speed Flight Vehicle Modeling | Approved for Public Release 18-MDA-9707 (3 Jul 18)

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. RF-IR Data Fusion

    SBC: Decibel Research, Inc.            Topic: MDA12T002

    The development and integration of three unique and innovative algorithm prototypes into a"Fused Track and Characterization Schema"are proposed. This Schema will encompass the determination of signatures and characteristics of objects that can be identified by RF and EO/IR Sensors in order to enable multi-sensor data fusion and correlation. The first algorithm, the"3D Pose Estimation"Algorithm, p ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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