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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. MICROSTACK INSULATOR FOR HIGH VOLTAGE PULSED SYSTEMS

    SBC: Tetra Corporation            Topic: N/A

    POLYMERIC OR CERAMIC INSULATORS CONVENTIONALLY ARE BEING USED IN HIGH VOLTAGE PULSED SYSTEMS. NEW APPROACHES ARE NEEDED THAT WOULD REDUCE INSULATORS RING THICKNESSES AND INCREASE CORRESPONDING GRADING RINGS FLASHOVER VOLTAGE. SUCH AN APPROACH WOULD POSSESS IN COMPARISON TO CONVENTIONAL INSULATORS: HIGHER SURFACE FLASHOVER FIELD STRENGTH; SMALLER PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS FOR EQUIVALENT VOLTAGE HOLDOFF; ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. HIGH POWER LOW IMPEDANCE LIGHT WEIGHT TRANSMISSION LINES

    SBC: Tetra Corporation            Topic: N/A

    THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH POWER, LOW IMPEDANCE, LIGHTWEIGHT ENERGY STORAGE TRANSMISSION LINES FOR PULSE-POWER APPLICATIONS IS CRUCIAL FORSMALLER, LIGHTWEIGHT, SPACE-BASED, PULSE-POWER SYSTEMS. DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH DIELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE LINE TECHNOLOGY WOULD GREATLY REDUCETHE SIZE, WEIGHT, AND COMPLEXITY OF PULSE POWER SYSTEMS UTILIZING THESE TYPES OF COMPONENTS. EFFICIENT TRANSPORT OF 400KV, 100K ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. IMPROVED DYNAMIC SEAL PERFORMANCE USING DIFFERENTIAL WEAR PROCESSES

    SBC: Mechanical Seal Technology,            Topic: N/A

    DYNAMIC SEAL PERFORMANCE CAN BE IMPROVED BY FAVORABLY CONTROLLING THE FLUID PRESSURE BETWEEN THE TWO SLIDING SURFACES. FAVORABLE CONTROL OF FLUID PRESSURE IN THE MIXED FRICTION REGIME CAN LEAD TO REDUCED GROSS WEAR AND REDUCED FRICTION. IN TRADITIONAL DESIGN THE DETAIL OF THE MIXED FRICTION LUBRICATION IS LEFT TO THE INHERENT CHARACTERISTICSOF THE MATERIALS THEMSELVES. BY ALTERING MATERIAL PROPERT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 National Science Foundation
  4. STRUCTURAL ZOOMING

    SBC: Re/spec Inc            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP AN INTEGRATED, COMPUTER GRAPHICAL DESIGN TOOL FOR THE NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS OVER DOMAINS CONTAINING GEOMETRIC FEATURES WITH WIDELY VARYING SCALES. MANY HOURS ARE PRESENTLY SPENT IN MODELING SUCH PROBLEMS. THE PROPOSED STRUCTURAL ZOOMING SYSTEM (SZS) WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE COST AND INCREASETHE ACCURACY OF SUCH ANALYSES. THE CENTRAL CONCEPT, A ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 National Science Foundation
  5. OPTICAL CHARACTERIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR SOI MATERIAL

    SBC: Sandia Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    PRESENT TECHNIQUES OF EXAMING RECRYSTALLIZED SILICON, INCLUDING SOI MATERIAL, INCLUDE A WET (ACID) ETCH AND EXAMINATION WITH AN OPTICAL MICROSCOPE, X-RAY DIFFRACTION, SEM OR TEM MICROSCOPES. THESE TECHNIQUES ARE SLOW, AND USUALLY THE SAMPLE IS DESTROYED. SANDIA SYSTEMS PROPOSES INVESTIGATING ANGLE-RESOLVED LIGHT SCATTER TECHNIQUES AS A METHOD TO EXAMINE RECRYSTALLIZED SILICON AS WELL AS OTHER MICR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 National Science Foundation
  6. A RAPID RESPONSE INSTRUMENT FOR IN SITU MEASUREMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE MEASUREMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR OR HUMIDITY IS CRITICAL IN MANY RESEARCH AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS. A BETTER KNOWLEDGE OF WATER VAPOR DISTRIBUTION THROUGHOUT THE ATMOSPHERE IS NECESSARY FOR UNDERSTANDING TROPOSPHERIC AND STRATOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY, STRATOSPHERIC-TROPOSPHERIC EXCHANGE, THE GLOBAL HYDROGEN BUDGET, CLUSTER IONS IN THE LOWER IONOSPHERE, AND MESOSPHERIC CLOUDS. SOUTHWEST SCIE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 National Science Foundation
  7. Capillary Discharge X-Ray Laser Driver

    SBC: Multilayer Optics And X-ray            Topic: N/A

    A compact x-ray laser driver with a high repetition rate is the subject of this phase I project. Most existing x-ray laser drivers are huge (1000s of square feet of floor space), expensive ($10,000,000+), have a low repetition rate (1/hr), are complex and require several PhDs to keep them working. Thus applications of present x-ray lasers are limited. In contrast, the proposed laser will occupy on ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Broad Bandwidth Beam Benders and Short Focal Length Aperture Optics

    SBC: PHYSITRON, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Although there have been many advances in optics for low energy x-rays, (

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Micro Disk Systems for Inertial Sensing and Optical Beam Control

    SBC: STERLING RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    Sarcos is currently developing a technology that can lead to low-cost millimeter-scale gyroscopes, multi axis inertial sensors, and very compact laser scanning devices. This technology, called Micro Disk Systems (MDS), is based on levitating a small disk above a VLSI substrate using electrostatic fields. AC stabilization of the fields ensures that the disk position remains suitable, and field-base ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Miniature, Ultrasensitive, Solid State Sensor for Atomic Oxygen

    SBC: TPL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    An extremely sensitive, low power, high durability solid state atomic oxygen sensor system with the potential for cost effective fabrication is proposed. It should lead to 1) improved understanding of the levels of atomic oxygen encountered during space missions; 2)quantification of the effects of atomic oxygen on a variety of materials in the space environment; 3) a warning mechanism for potentia ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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