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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. IR FOCAL PLANE ARRAY MULTIPLEXING- NEW APPROACH

    SBC: Electronic Decisions, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    AN IMPORTANT PROBLEM IN THE AREA OF IR FOCAL PLANE ARRAY IMAGING IS THE FAST AND EFFICIENT MULTIPLEXING AND PROCESSING OF THE SIGNALS FROM THE DETECTOR ARRAY. A NEW APPROACH TO THIS PROBLEM UTILIZING THE RECENTLY DEVELOPED ACOUSTIC CHARGE TRANSPORT (ACT) DEVICE IS PRESENTED. THE ACT DEVICE COMBINES SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE AND CHARGE TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES TO ACHIEVE A LOW-NOISE, HIGH-THROUGHPUT MULT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. NOVEL RESONATOR FOR FREE-ELECTRON LASER: SIMULATION AND EXPERIMENT

    SBC: MISSION RESEARCH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    A COMPUTER CODE TO SIMULATE SHORT-WAVELENGTH (SINGLE-PARTICLEINTERACTION DOMAIN) FREE ELECTRON LASER (FELS), INCLUDING ALL THE IMPORTANT PROPERTIES OF THEIR INTERACTIONS WITH UNSTABLE OPTICAL RESONATORS, WILL BE DEVELOPED. THIS CODE WILL BE APPLIED TO A NOVEL CLASS OF UNSTABLE RESONATOR THAT HAS A COMPACT OUTPUT BEAM. THIS CLASS OF UNSTABLE RESONATOR IS ESPECIALLY WELL ADAPTED TO THE FEL BECAUSE, ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. LASER PROPULSION THRUSTERS

    SBC: Combustion Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    LASER ROCKET PROPULSION RESEARCH RECENTLY HAS DEMONSTRATED SUBSTANTIALPOTENTIAL FOR THE CONVERSION OF HIGH POWER LASER ENERGY INTO THERMAL PROPULSIVE ENERGY, USING EITHER CONTINUOUS OR PULSED MODE LASER SOURCES. IT IS NOW POSSIBLE FOR THE FIRST TIME TO DEVELOP PROTOTYPE DESIGNS FOR ACTUAL LASER PROPULSION THRUSTERS THAT CAN BE BUILT AND TESTED AT REALISTIC LASER POWERS. TO ACCOMPLISH THIS, PREVIOU ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. SELF-RESTORING FAULT CURRENT LIMITER UTILIZING HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTOR COMPONENTS

    SBC: Illinois Superconductor            Topic: N/A

    ILLINOIS SUPERCONDUCTOR CORP. WILL DESIGN AND TEST FAULT CURRENT LIMITERS WHICH USE RECENTLY DISCOVERED HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTING MATERIALS TO PROTECT VITAL SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS FROM UNPREDICTABLE POWER SURGES AND SPIKES. THESE DEVICES WILL ALSO FIND USE IN THE ULTRA-HIGH SPEED SWITCHING OF VERY LARGE CURRENTS, A KEY TO FUTURE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEMS. THE KEY TO THESE COMPONEN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 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. SOFT X-RAY LASER

    SBC: Pxl, Inc.orporated            Topic: N/A

    BRIGHTNESS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PROPERTIES OF THE NOVEL X-RAY SOURCES, AND THE X-RAY LASER IS THE BRIGHTEST X-RAY SOURCE AVAILABLE. THESE BRIGHT X-RAY SOURCES ARE RAPIDLY BECOMING THE TECHNOLOGICAL BASE TO ADDRESS NEW NEEDS OF DIVERSE MARKETS, WHICH INCLUDE THE MICROSCOPY OF LIVE SPECIMENS WITH PREVIOUSLY UNACHIEVABLE DETAILS (30 NM) AND HIGH RESOLUTION (BETTER THAN 100 NM) LITHOGRAPHY FOR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. 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
  10. 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
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