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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. A COMPACT LINDE-HAMPSON CRYOCOOLER FOR 20K OPERATION

    SBC: Alabama Cryogenic Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROPOSAL COVERS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CRYOCOOLER WITH A REFRIGERATION CAPACITY OF 0.75 WATT AT 20 KELVIN. THE CRYOGENIC UNIT WILL HAVE A VOLUME OF LESS THAN 16 CM3, AND CAN PROVIDE COOLING FOR 5 MINUTES AFTER A COOLDOWN PERIOD OF LESS THAN 20 SECONDS. THE CRYOCOOLER USES A NEW FABRICATION TECHNIQUE THAT LEADS TO A HIGH RELATIVE EFFICIENCY WITH A MINIMUM VOLUME.

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. CRYOCOOLER FOR HIGH ACCELERATION SYSTEMS

    SBC: Alabama Cryogenic Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A CRYOCOOLER CAPABLE OF OPERATING UNDER EXTREMELY HIGH ACCELERATION LEVELS IS PROPOSED. THE CRYOCOOLER USES THE LINDE-HAMPSON CYCLE, AND CAN REACH APPROXIMATELY 80 KELVIN. MULTI-STAGE UNITS, TO REACH LOWER TEMPERATURES, ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. THREE-DIMENSIONAL NON-LINEAR PHASED ARRAY CONCEPT FEASIBILITY STUDY

    SBC: Electro Magnetic            Topic: N/A

    A NEW APPROACH TO PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA DESIGN IS PROPOSED, BASED ON UNPUBLISHED WORK AT EMA, WHICH PREDICTS THE POSSIBILITY OF PRODUCING GIGAWATTS OF EFFECTIVE RADIATED POWER. PRELIMINARY PREDICTIONS BASED ON THE NEW DESIGN CONCEPTS INDICATE AS MUCH AS 80 DB INCREASE IN POWER OVER CONVENTIONAL PHASED ARRAY DESIGNS MAY BE ACHIEVABLE. EMA'S CONCEPTS ALLOW ENERGY TO BE STORED ON THE ANTENNA THROUGH A ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. GASEOUS TRITIUM LIGHT SOURCE

    SBC: Energy Optics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROGRAM IS ORGANIZAED TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING A GASEOUS TRITIUM LIGHT SOURCE (GTLS) AS A SELF POWERED DEVICE TO PROVIDE CONTINUOUS ILLUMINATION INSIDE A ROCKET MOTOR ARM-FIRE DEVICE FOR A PERIOD OF 15 YEARS. THE SOURCE WILL ILLUMINATE SAFE/ARMED (S/A) SYMBOLS WITH COLOR CODED LIGHT. AN IMAGE QUALITY FIBER OPTIC BUNDLE WILL ALLOW THE IMAGE OF THE INDICATOR TO BE OBSERVED BY ORD ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. A SIMPLE SAFETY ARMING SWITCH

    SBC: Enfitek Inc            Topic: N/A

    A SIMPLE SAFETY ARMING SWITCH FOR GUIDED MISSILES CAN BE BUILT AROUND AN ACCELEROMETER AND INTEGRATING CIRCUIT. IN GENERAL, DURING THE LAUNCH BOOST PHASE, THE ACCELERATION OF A MISSILE INCREASES TO A MAXIMUM JUST BEFORE BURNOUT. CHARACTERISTIC ACCELERATION PROFILES FOR A PARTICULAR MISSILE ARE DEPENDENT UPON FUEL TAILORING AND MISSION REQUIREMENTS; I.E. AIR-TO-AIR MISSION, GROUND-TO-AIR MISSION, E ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. KINETIC ENERGY WEAPONS

    SBC: Nichols Research Corp            Topic: N/A

    THE ACQUISITION OF POST BOOST PHASE VEHICLES AND/OR INDIVIDUAL REENTRY VEHICLES BY AN INFRARED SENSOR ON BOARD A SMALL G HARDENED PROJECTILE WHICH SUBSEQUENTLY HOMES ON AND IMPACTS ITS TARGET OFFERS AN ATTRACTIVE APPROACH FOR REENTRY VEHICLE KINETIC ENERGY KILL. THE ACQUISITION, TRACKING, DISCRIMINATION AND GUIDANCE FUNCTIONS REQUIRED OF SUCH AN IR SENSOR RESULT IN A NUMBER OF CRITICAL ISSUES. THE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. ROTARY JOINT FOR SINGLE-MODE OPTICAL FIBER

    SBC: OPTOMEC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    FIBER OPTIC TECHNOLOGY IS DISPLACING ELECTRICAL WIRING IN MANY APPLICATIONS. THE TREND IN FIBER OPTICS IS CLEARLY TOWARDS THE SINGLE-MODE TYPE VERSUS THE MULTIMODE TYPE. THIS PRESENTS A PROBLEM IN BUILDING COUPLINGS FOR SINGLE MODE FIBERS, SIMPLY BECAUSE THE CORESARE MUCH SMALLER IN DIAMETER NECESSITATING TIGHTER ALIGNMENT AND STABILITY REQUIREMENTS. A ROTARY JOINT FOR 50 MICRON CORE MULTIMODE FIB ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. COMPOSITE PIPING SYSTEMS

    SBC: Specialty Plastics Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A COMBINED EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDY IS PLANNED TO DEVELOP ADVANCED COMPOSITE PIPING SYSTEMS. DUAL WALL PIPE WILL BE DEVELOPED AND TESTED FOR IMPROVED IMPACT RESISTANCE AND TOUGHNESS. EPOXY AND POLYESTER RESINS WILL BE USED IN COMPOSITE PIPE SECTIONS AND BONDED WITH EPOXY ADHESIVES AS WELL AS WITH HEAT-SHRINKABLE ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE AND ADVANCED ELASTMERIC COUPLINGS AN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. HIGH REPETITION RATE GLOW DISCHARGE CLOSING SWITCH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

    SBC: Tetra Corporation            Topic: N/A

    THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH POWER, HIGH REPETITION RATE CLOSING SWITCHES HAS RECENTLY BECOME IMPORTANT FOR MANY PULSED POWER APPLICATIONS. HISTORICALLY, HIGH REPETITION RATE SWITCHES FOR PULSED POWER APPLICATIONS HAVE EITHER BEEN SPARK GAPS OR THYRATRONS. THYRATRONS HAVE HIGH REPETITION RATES, BUT ARE LIMITED TO LOW VOLTAGES AND LOW CURRENT. CONVERSELY, SPARK GAPS CAN CARRY HIGH CURRENTS AND STAND-OFF ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. ENHANCED ELF COMPUTER CODES DEVELOPMENT

    SBC: Tetra Corporation            Topic: N/A

    MANY OF THE SYSTEMS FOR SDI INVOLVE PULSE POWER AND HIGH VOLTAGE SYSTEMS, INCLUDING LASERS, PARTICLE BEAM ACCELERATORS, AND RAILGUNS. ONE OF THE SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS YET TO BE SOLVED IN DEVELOPING OPERATIONAL SDI SPACECRAFT IS THE MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRIC FIELDS WITHIN THE SPACECRAFT, THE PRIMARY WEAPON SYSTEM, AND ITS POWER SUPPLY AND CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT. THE ELF CODES UNIQUELY HAVE THE ABILITY ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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