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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. Eyesafe Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Laser for Laser Ranging

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: MDA05013

    We propose the development of a high-peak-power pulse fiber laser operating at eye-safe wavelength to be used as transmitter in laser radar (LIDAR) applications. The laser will support long range and high range resolution and will be designed for fast transition to actual field deployment.

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. 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
  3. Advanced Sensor Materials for Space

    SBC: GALAXY COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS, INC.            Topic: MDA05007

    Advanced technology and circuit architecture is under investigation for high performance, infra-red, and low power electronics. GaSb substrates have advantages that are attractive for implementation of very long wavelength infrared (VLWIR) detectors with higher operating temperatures for spaced based and stealth applications. A significant aspect inhibiting widespread commercial application of GaS ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. High Fidelity Scene Generation for Distributed Hardware in the Loop of BMDS Components

    SBC: KINETICS, INC.            Topic: MDA06048

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is currently developing a comprehensive testing environment to test and evaluate the operation of multiple elements operating concurrently within the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). High-fidelity synthetic scene generators are required to be developed to stimulate, in real-time, both radar and optical sensors within the BMDS. These scene generators must ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Improved Laser Diodes for Space Laser Communications

    SBC: nLight Photonics            Topic: MDA06020

    We propose to perform analytical and empirical studies of laser diode packages in regards to long-term reliability for use in the space environment. Our approach will be to develop a physics based understanding of the failure mechanisms observed due to operation in vacuum and radiation environments. We expect to be able to mitigate these failure mechanisms through nLight’s laser diode design a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Optical Turbulence Forecasting for Directed Energy and Laser Communication Systems

    SBC: Northwest Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: MDA05012

    We have designed a state-of-the-art optical turbulence forecasting system for free-space optical (FSO) laser communication and directed energy laser weapons systems applications. Our initial emphasis has been on an improved atmospheric decision aid (ADA) for the Airborne Laser (ABL), but the methods can be equally applied to other laser-weapon systems, high-bandwidth laser-communication appli ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. MKV Restraint And Dispense System Technology Demonstration

    SBC: Systima Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA05070

    A critical aspect of the MKV system concept is the restraint and dispense of the individual KVs from the carrier/launch vehicle. The individual KVs need to survive launch and fly out towards incoming targets while the KVs are attached to the Carrier Vehicle (CV). As the CV approaches an incoming group of targets (re-entry vehicles and countermeasures), the KVs must be dispensed on controlled vel ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Low Shock Stage Separation System For The KEI

    SBC: Systima Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA05024

    The Kinetic Energy Interceptor is under severe aerodynamic, thermal, and self induced loading during rocket motor staging events. Aerodynamic forces, propulsion spikes, and explosive separation events can induce unrecoverable pitching moments or damaging shock levels on sensitive payload components. Systima has designed a low-shock, missile stage release system combined with an active (pyrotechni ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Advanced Sensor Materials for Space

    SBC: GALAXY COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS, INC.            Topic: MDA05007

    Advanced technology and circuit architecture is under investigation for high performance, infra-red, and low power electronics. GaSb substrates have advantages that are attractive for implementation of very long wavelength infrared (VLWIR) detectors with higher operating temperatures for spaced based and stealth applications. A significant aspect inhibiting widespread commercial application of GaS ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. 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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