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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. SURFACE-EMITTING LASER LOGIC FOR DIGITAL OPTICAL COMPUTING

    SBC: Photonics Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DIGITAL OPTICAL COMPUTING HAS EVOLVED TO THE POINT WHERE VIABLE ARCHITECTURES HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED IN DETAIL. HUNDREDS OF PAPERS ARE PUBLISHED AND SEVERAL TOPICAL CONFERENCES ARE HELD ANNUALLY ON THE SUBJECT. HOWEVER, FEW DEMONSTRATIONS HAVE BEEN REPORTED OF ACTUAL OPERATING SYSTEMS DUE TO THE UNAVAILABILITY OF AN "IDEAL" OPTICAL LOGIC GATE HAVING: OPTICAL GAIN, CASCADABILITY, HIGH ON/OFF CONTRAST, ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. PLASMA CATHODE FOR HIGH POWER PHOTOIONIZED LASERS AND PLASMA SWITCHES

    SBC: Tetra Corporation            Topic: N/A

    EFFICIENCY OF HIGH POWER UV-PHOTOIONIZED EXCIMER AND CO2 LASERS HAVE BEEN LIMITED BY THE POWER CONSUMED IN THE PHOTOIONIZED SOURCE. THE USE OF SCREEN CATHODES PRESENTS THE PROBLEM OF MECHANICAL STRENGTH. SCREEN CATHODES MADE OUT OF WIRE MESH ARE EXCELLENT LIGHT TRANSMITTERS BUT LACK MECHANICAL STRENGTH, NOT TO MENTION THAT THEY CAN BE DESTROYED BY ARCING. CATHODES MADE OUT OF PERFORATED ALUMINUM O ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. TACITRON SWITCH FOR THERMIONIC REACTOR POWER CONDITIONING

    SBC: Tetra Corporation            Topic: N/A

    THE TACITRON IS A HIGH TEMPERATURE (300 - 1500 DEGREES C) SWITCH THAT CAN SWITCH HIGH CURRENTS (>10'S OF AMPERES PER SQUARE CM OF SWITCH ELECTRODE AREA) AND HIGH VOLTAGES (>200 VOLTS) AT SWITCHING SPEEDS IN THE 10'S TO 100'S OF KILOHERTZ. THIS SWITCH IS FULLY CONTROLLABLE SO IT CAN PERFORM THE SAME FUNCTIONS AS MANY OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES (TRANSISTORS, DIODES, THYRISTORS) EXCEPT THAT THE TAC ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. HIGH EFFICIENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHER TECHNOLOGY

    SBC: Tetra Corporation            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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