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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 April, 2020.

  1. Alternative Substrates for Materials Integration

    SBC: EPITRONICS CORP.            Topic: N/A

    The recent demonstration of twist bonded GaAs substrates offers the potential to develop universally compliant substrates upon which almost any III-V or related semiconductor can be grown without lattice mismatch induced defect formation. Compliant substrates would rapidly expand and improve a number of device applications, such as Sb-based detectors and a wide range of InGaAlAsP devices, which ar ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Band-gap Engineered Visible Radiation Sensors

    SBC: Nanomaterials Research LLC            Topic: N/A

    Visible radiation detectors are enabling technology and are the basis for many military and commercial applications either in use or as proposed. Conventional sensors based on properties of Il-VI compounds are unfortunately temperature sensitive, time varying, and slow. This program seeks to overcome these limitations by developing visible radiation sensors from proprietary nanostructured material ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Electro-magnetic Flak for Cruise and Sea Skimming Missile Defense

    SBC: Applied Physical Electronics, L.C.            Topic: N/A

    The electromagnetic directed energy method (lasers, particle beams, and high power microwaves) of defending against missiles relies on generating a large amount of energy at the defense site, locating the target, and then transporting a large fraction of that energy to the target along a line of sight at the speed of light, to either destroy or destabilize the threat at as long range as possibl ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Fabrication of ZrC, HfC, TaC-based Fibrous Monolithic Ceramics for Rocket Propulsion Systems

    SBC: Sensintel Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The goal of this program is to develop a low cost, flexible manufacturing method for the production of high temperature ceramic composites for rocket propulsion systems. The matrix materials selected for this program will be ZrC, HfC, and TaC. These-materials have good oxidation/corrosion and ablation resistance at elevated temperatures, but typically do not possess the thermal shock resistance an ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Heterogeneous Integration of Organic Light-emitting Diodes with Planar Optical Waveguides

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

    The goal of this project is to develop a novel self-aligned fabrication process to efficiently integrate organic light emitting diodes (OLED) with planar glass optical waveguides. The proposed innovative heterogeneous integration is potentially an extremely low cost technique to efficiently couple light from broad-band organic LEDs to optical waveguides, which has numerous applications in modern o ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Heterogeneous VCSEL Array Integration with Silicon Substrate

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

    We propose to heterogeneously integrate a large array (64x64) of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) with a silicon substrate. This work takes advantage of the recently developed applique technique that quasi-monolithically integrates VCSELs with foundry processed CMOS chips. This development work will concentrate on obtaining yields of 100% for VCSELs in the array while maintaining t ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Large-scale manufacturing of photorefractive polymers by precision injection molding

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

    Photorefractive polymers have emerged as a powerful class of real-time and reconfigurable holographic recording materials. This project will focus on the development of thermoplastic photorefractive polymers that can be fabricated into various films and shapes by precision injection molding and/or by extrusion. This effort will lead to large-scale manufacturing of low cost and reliable organic pho ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. LOW CAPACITY RELIQUEFIER FOR STORAGE OF CRYOGENIC FLUIDS

    SBC: General Pneumatics Corp            Topic: N/A

    A SELF CONTAINED LIQUEFIER IS BEING DEVELOPED TO RECONDENSE THE VAPOR BOILOFF FROM THE CRYOGENIC LIQUID STORAGE DEWARS OF LONG LIFE SPACE POWER SYSTEMS. THE PROOF-OF-PRINCIPLE LIQUEFIER FOR THE CHALLENGING DUTY OF HELIUM LIQUEFACTION IS A SMALL LOW CAPACITY (10 LITRES LIQUID HELIUM PER DAY) UNCOMPLICATED SYSTEM HAVING A LONG MAINTENANCE FREE OPERATING LIFE AND LOW INITIAL COST WITH MODEST AUXILIAR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Low Cost C-HfC Composites

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Carbon fiber - hafnium carbide matrix composites are investigated for numerous propulsion applications. High manufacturing cost precluding wider application of this technology. This proposal builds upon novel, low cost C-C composite and CVR conversion technology developed at MER. One step, low cost C-C composite cylinders will be fabricated on one step and subsequently only the matrix will be conv ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Low Cost Continuous Fiber Composite for Propulsion Applications

    SBC: Materials and Machines Company            Topic: N/A

    Continuous fiber reinforced ceramic matrix composites have the potential to out-perform and cost less than refractory metals such as rhenium for propulsion component such as nozzles and trust chambers. However, the performance and cost advantages of CFCC's have not been realized. Ceramic fibers are very expensive and do not have the required service temperature capability. Carbon fiber composite c ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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