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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Large-Area, High-Uniformity Photodiodes for Infrared Trap Detectors

    SBC: Amethyst Research Incorporated            Topic: 9020168R

    methyst Research Inc. will design, fabricate and test a high uniformity, large area, low noise infrared trap-detector detector for the 1- 4.5 μm wavelength range. This state of the art detector will have a large area (e.g., 1-1.8 cm diameter active area) with a spatial variability of internal quantum efficiency of less than 0.1 % between 1 μm and 4.5 μm. In addition, the internal quantum effici ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Security Improvements for Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)

    SBC: The Athena Group, Inc.            Topic: MDA13010

    In this Phase II SBIR project, The Athena Group, Inc., will develop an innovative technology to improve the security of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). This technology will be realized as a customizable intellectual property (IP) block that can be readily included in FPGA designs, will consume minimal hardware resources, and will have a negligible impact on the performance of the device. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Advanced Electroanalytical Methods for Failure Mode Analysis and Screening of Base Metal Capacitors


    Over 95% of the multilayer ceramic capacitors manufactured worldwide use base metal electrode (BME) technology and they are one of the key components in much of the modern electronics. BME capacitors have, over the last 20 years, made significant improvements in performance and reliability; making them more competitive for a wide range of applications. However, there remains significant concerns ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Weapon Inspection Sustainment and Recording Device (WISARD)


    The process by which weapon systems go from point of manufacture to field usage is not a simple one. Devices can be held in storage for decades before use, and they can be subjected to significant and potentially damaging environmental conditions throughout the systems lifecycle. Latent and intermittent failures occur, and it is difficult to detect these malfunctions without actively monitoring ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Power System for Airborne High Energy Laser (HEL)

    SBC: Florida Turbine Technologies Inc.            Topic: MDA13021

    FTT proposes the detail design and test of a prototype rocket-based turbogenerator for high energy laser and other directed energy weapon applications. During phase I, FTT showed significant performance advantages for the rocket-based turbogenerator over energy storage devices and traditional gas-turbine based systems. The proposed phase II scope includes detail design, analysis, and ground test ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. BMDS Aggregate Semantic Store (BASS)

    SBC: Modus Operandi, Inc.            Topic: MDA14010

    Legacy database systems often exhibit the feature of being stove piped and difficult to integrate over time. This is because they were often developed for ad hoc purposes for specific groups, thus their data models and inherent structure is not always well understood except by a select few people who designed and built the database. This means data retrieval using these legacy systems is a chall ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Advances in Thermal Battery Anodes

    SBC: ENSER Corporation, The            Topic: MDA08022

    Thermal batteries are employed in virtually every strategic defense and tactical weapon system. As systems capabilities continue to increase, future thermal batteries will be required to deliver higher power and energy in packages smaller and lighter than those available with baseline lithium-silicon (LiSi) / FeS2 technology. Although ENSER’s proprietary LiSi / cobalt disulfide (CoS2) system p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Ultra-Rapid Chemical Mechanical Finishing (UCMF) of SiC Mirrors

    SBC: Sinmat Inc            Topic: MDA08017

    The overall goal of the Phase II effort is to develop the novel ultra-rapid chemical mechanical finishing (UCMF) process for SiC mirror manufacturing, and commercialize this process in collaboration with existing vendors using existing equipment infrastructure. Unlike glass and metallic systems, the high hardness and chemical inertness of SiC currently limit the finishing of SiC mirrors to mechani ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Development and Packaging of Radiation Immune Nano-Diamond Integrated Circuits for Advanced Interceptor Avionics

    SBC: AET, Inc.            Topic: MDA09006

    The goal of this program is to develop nanosacle electronics and packaging technology that is hardened to space and nuclear radiation. Vanderbilt will assist AET in the development of packaging technologies for lateral emission-based diamond devices characterized for temperature insensitivity and radiation hardness. A laterally configured diamond emission device can offer significant advantages ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Advancements in Thermal Battery Pellet Manufacture

    SBC: ENSER Corporation, The            Topic: MDA09010

    Thermal batteries are a mission-critical component utilized in virtually every weapon system. All thermal batteries require four types of pellets that comprise the cell stack(s), i.e., the energy-producing portion of the battery. Pellet size (diameter and thickness) and the number of pellets required vary by battery type and application. Pellets are manufactured by compaction of their powdered co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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