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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. SODIUM HEAT ENGINE DEVELOPMENT

    SBC: Technology Holding, LLC            Topic: N/A

    THE SODIUM HEAT ENGINE (SHE) IS AN EFFICIENT DEVICE FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF THERMAL ENERGY TO ELECTRICAL ENERGY. THE DEVICE HAS HIGH SPECIFIC POWER BOTH ON A VOLUME AND WEIGHT BASIS, HIGH CONVERSION EFFICIENCY WHICH IS INDEPENDENT OF SIZE, AND NO MOVING PARTS WHICH IMPLIES POTENTIALLY HIGH RELIABILITY. THESE ATTRIBUTES MAKE THE SHE AN ATTRACTIVE DEVICE FOR SDI APPLICATIONS. ALTHOUGH THE PRINC ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. NOVEL RESONATOR FOR FREE-ELECTRON LASER: SIMULATION AND EXPERIMENT

    SBC: MISSION RESEARCH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    A COMPUTER CODE TO SIMULATE SHORT-WAVELENGTH (SINGLE-PARTICLEINTERACTION DOMAIN) FREE ELECTRON LASER (FELS), INCLUDING ALL THE IMPORTANT PROPERTIES OF THEIR INTERACTIONS WITH UNSTABLE OPTICAL RESONATORS, WILL BE DEVELOPED. THIS CODE WILL BE APPLIED TO A NOVEL CLASS OF UNSTABLE RESONATOR THAT HAS A COMPACT OUTPUT BEAM. THIS CLASS OF UNSTABLE RESONATOR IS ESPECIALLY WELL ADAPTED TO THE FEL BECAUSE, ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. KINETIC ENERGY PROJECTILE LETHALITY ENHANCEMENT

    SBC: Nichols Research Corp            Topic: N/A

    A FEASIBILITY STUDY IS PROPOSED ON A NOVEL IDEA FOR A DESIGN OF A SEMI-SMART PROJECTILE FOR KINETIC ENERGY WEAPONS, AND IN PARTICULAR, EML WEAPONS. THE TECHNOLOGY FOR THIS DESIGN IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. IT WOULD BE INTRINSICALLY HARD TO THE 100000 G ACCELERATIONS EXPERIENCE BY AN EML PROJECTILE AND WOULD HAVE A GREATLY IMPROVED PROBABILITY OF HIT (AND KILL) OVER A CLASSICAL DUMB PROJECTILE AGAINST ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE/VERY HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGE DESIGN FOR BATTLE MANAGEMENT

    SBC: Space Tech Corp            Topic: N/A

    A STUDY OF THE EFFICIENCIES AND ENGINEERING TRADE-OFFS INTEGRATING REDUNDANT NUMBER SYSTEM WITH SYSTOLIC ARRAY PROCESSING ELEMENTS IN ORDER TO CAPTURE THE INHERENT FAULT TOLERANT PROPERTIES OF SIGNED DIGITS IS PROPOSED. USING SIGNED DIGITS REDUCES CARRY/BORROW DISTANCE TO A MINIMUM THUS REALIZING HIGHLY MODULARIZED AND COLUMNAR ARITHMETIC ENGINES. PROCESSING CELLS BECOME REGULAR WITH FEWER INTERCO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. ANNULAR FLOW ELECTROTHERMAL PLUG RAMJET INVESTIGATION AS A HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILE LAUNCHER

    SBC: SRS Technologies            Topic: N/A

    A NEW SYSTEM, THE ANNULAR FLOW ELECTROTHERMAL PLUG RAMJET, IS PROPOSED AS A ALTERNATIVE TO CHEMICAL ROCKETS AND ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHERS AS A KINETIC ENERGY WEAPON. THIS SYSTEM APPEARS TO BE CAPABLE OF ACHIEVING THE HYPERVELOCITIES NECESSARY IN REASONABLE LAUNCHER LENGTHS, PRIMARILY BECAUSE IT DOES NOT ACCELERATE EITHER THE PROPELLANT OR THE PROPULSION SYSTEM REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE HYPERVELOCITIES. ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. META COMPILER FOR VERY HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGE IN BATTLE MANAGEMENT

    SBC: Space Tech Corp            Topic: N/A

    ANY VERY HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGE (VHLL) FOR STRATEGIC DEFENSE REQUIRES A COMPILER. NEW META COMPILERS USING ADVANCED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE METHODS ARE BEING STUDIED SO THAT EVENTUAL VHLL APPLICATION SOFTWARE CAN BE EFFECTIVELY PORTED TO THE SEVERAL GROUND-BASED/SATELLITE-BASED MACHINES. TO DO SO REQUIRES A META COMPILER THAT CAN COMPILE CODE TO DIVERSE ARCHITECTURES. RESEARCH WITH META COMPILERS DEM ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. High Temperature Optoelectronics

    SBC: ASTRALUX, INC.            Topic: N/A

    There are no commercial amplifiers that can operate at temperatures above 125 degrees Celsius. We will combine two comparable wide bandgap semiconducting materials to make electronic amplifiers and switches that operate at high temperatures (at least 500 degrees Celsius). These devices can be controlled remotely by a light beam. Hence wireless coupling to a room temperature macroprocessor is possi ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. 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
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