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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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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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