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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. LONG PULSE LASER AMPLIFIER FOR LASER RADAR APPLICATIONS

    SBC: AMSEN TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: N/A

    A METHOD FOR CREATING AND AMPLIFYING LONG PULSE LASER WAVEFORMS (CO2, UV LASER, ETC.) IS BEING INVESTIGATED THAT COULD ELIMINATE AUXILIARY E-BEAM IONIZATION AND OPTICAL ISOLATION PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH A MASTER OSCILLATOR/POWER AMPLIFIER (MOPA) CONFIGURATION. FREQUENCY STABILITY COULD ALSO BE IMPROVED BY REMOVING MOST LIMP INDUCED FREQUENCY CHIRP. THE METHOD COULD BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A HIGH ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS WITH IMPROVED CURRENT DENSITIES

    SBC: Cryopower Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE APPLICATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS IS SEVERELY LIMITED BY THE LOW CURRENT DENSITIES ACHIEVABLE IN BULK MATERIALS, SUCH AS Y1BA2CU3O(7-X), OR 123 FOR SHORT. THE LARGE CURRENT DENSITIES OBSERVED WITHIN INDIVIDUAL GRAINS (AND IN THIN FILMS) ARE REDUCED BY "WEAK LINKS" AT THE GRAIN BOUNDARIES, CAUSED BY MISALIGNMENT OF THE ANISOTROPIC GRAINS AND BY INSULATING IMPURITY PHASES. SOME OF ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. HIGH POWER SHORT PULSE BATTERY/CAPACITOR

    SBC: ERNEST MEADOWS INDUSTRIAL DESIGN            Topic: N/A

    BIPOLAR BATTERIES CAN, IN PRINCIPLE, YIELD ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE HIGHER SPECIFIC POWER THAN CONVENTIONAL, PARALLEL PLATE BATTERIES. SUCH BATTERIES BEGIN TO HAVE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS SIMILAR TO CAPACITORS AND COULD POSSIBLY BE USED TO REPLACE CAPACITOR FOR SOME APPLICATIONS. BATTERY PERFORMANCE OF BETWEEN 5 AND 2 A/CM2 AT 1.0 V CELL POTENTIAL FOR A TIME PERIOD OF 500 MICROSECONDS WITH ELECTROD ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. SIDEBAND SUPPRESSION IN HIGH POWER FREE ELECTRON LASERS

    SBC: MISSION RESEARCH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    A SELF-REGENERATIVE FEEDBACK TECHNIQUE IS BEING INVESTIGATEDTO SUPPRESS THE FORMATION OF SIDEBANDS THAT LIMIT THE SPECTRAL BRIGHTNESS AND GENERAL PERFORMANCE OF PRESENT HIGH-POWER FREE ELECTRON LASERS (FELS). THIS TECHNIQUE DOES NOT INVOLVE INTRA-CAVITY COMPONENTS THAT SUFFER LOSS DAMAGE DUE TO HIGH POWER OPERATION. A POTENTIAL BREAKTHROUGH IN FEL TECHNOLOGY, ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION ARE BEING PERF ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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