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  1. High-Temperature, Lightweight, Rad-Hard Silicon Carbide (SiC) DC/DC Converters for Missile Defense Satellite Power Management and Distribution Systems

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: MDA06017

    Power electronic converters are essential in every MDA vehicle, with use in critical systems ranging from electric power management applications, to power distribution, to on-board servo motor/actuator drivers. Advancing state-of-the-art power electronics technologies through the use of SiC semiconductors will produce significant savings across the board in almost all areas of MDA power management ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. ENHANCED WEAR AND CORROSION RESISTANCE OF COMPOSITES WITH LASER COATING

    SBC: Laser Science Company            Topic: N/A

    COMPOSITE MATERIALS USED IN SPACE STRUCTURES REQUIRE PROTECTION FROM CORROSION, OXIDATION AND WEAR. CURRRENT TECHNIQUES SUCH AS VAPOR DEPOSITION AND PLATING SUFFER MANY DRAWBACKS. PHASE I RESEARCH WILL DEVELOP A SIMPLE, RELIABLE LASER COATING TECHNIQUE TO APPLY AMORPHOUS METALLIC COATINGS ON METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES AND THEREBY PROVIDE TRIBOLOGICALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY EFFECTIVE SURFACES. RAPID SO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1991 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. LASER GROWN, FLUORINATED DIAMOND FILMS

    SBC: Laser Science Company            Topic: N/A

    THE MOVING MECHANICAL ASSEMBLIES IN SPACE STRUCTURES NEED SOLID LUBRICANTS FOR EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS. FLUORINATED DIAMOND OR DIAMOND-LIKE CARBON OFFERS PROMISE BECAUSE ITS DIAMOND-LIKE CARBON PROVIDES LOW FRICTION AND FLUORINE ATOMS CAN PASSIVATE THE SURFACE LAYER. PHASE I WORK WILL DEVELOP AN INNOVATIVE PHOTOTHERMAL CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION TECHNIQUE TO SYNTHESIZE FLUORINATED DIAMOND FILMS ON SPA ...

    SBIR Phase I 1991 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. LASER DEPOSITION OF CUBIC BORON NITRIDE FOR ELECTRONIC MATERIALS

    SBC: Laser Science Company            Topic: N/A

    CUBIC BORON NITRIDE (CBN) HAS POTENTIAL AS A HIGH QUALITY, HIGH TEMPERATURE SEMICONDUCTOR LIKE DIAMOND AND SIC. SYNTHESIS OF CBN BY CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION AND PHYSICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION TECHNIQUES YIELDED FILMS OF LOW QUALITY THAT CAN NOT BE USED FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES. PHASE I WILL DEVELOP AN INNOVATIVE LASER TECHNIQUE INVOLVING ND:YAG AND EXCIMER LASERS TO GROW HETEROEPITAXIAL FILMS OF CBN ON ...

    SBIR Phase I 1991 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. MAINTENANCE-AND-VIBRATION-FREE SOLID ELECTROLYTE CRYOGENIC COOLER

    SBC: LONE PEAK ENGINEERING COMPANY            Topic: N/A

    THE COOLING REQUIRED FOR THE PROPER OPERATION OF VARIOUS SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTS IS A KEY PROBLEM IN SPACE-BASED FACILITIES. A NOVEL CONCEPT HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AT LONE PEAK ENGINEERING BASED ON THE COMPRESSION OF A GAS TO HIGH PRESSURES USING A SOLID ELECTROLYTE COMPRESSOR. RAPID EXPANSION OF THE COMPRESSED GAS (JOULE-THOMSON EFFECT) CAN BE USED TO COOL SPACECRAFT INSTRUMENTS AND EQUIPMENT. SOME O ...

    SBIR Phase I 1991 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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