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  1. High-Speed Radiation Tolerant 9-bit ADC with Low Power Consumption

    SBC: Advanced Science and Novel Technology            Topic: MDA07003

    Based on successful computer simulations of principal building blocks and radiation testing of test chips performed at AFRL during Phase I program, our company offers to develop an extra low-power, radiation-hardened (RH), analog-to-digital converter (ADC

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Power Inverters and Converters for Next Generation Transmit Receive (T/R) Module Power Supplies

    SBC: Aegis Technology Inc.            Topic: MDA08029

    This SBIR project is to develop and demonstrate high-efficiency, compact power converters based on the emerging wide-bandgap SiC semiconductor technology, which can be applied in the power supply system for next generation GaN-based radar T/R modules. Wide-bandgap SiC power devices have the potential for reliable operations at higher voltages, higher frequencies and higher junction temperatures, t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. ROIC for Hybrid, Coherent and Direct-Detect Flash Ladar Receivers

    SBC: Aerius Photonics, LLC.            Topic: MDA08T004

    Development efforts for hybrid Flash Ladar receivers are underway, however a common limitation is the lack of an appropriate Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) to amplify and condition the hybrid Flash Ladar signals. Though Flash Ladar ROICs exist for direct-detect mode and concepts are under development for coherent mode, due to the relative immaturity of the hybrid-mode approach, hybrid-mode ROIC ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Broad Spectral Range Detectors for Vis/SWIR Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: Aerius Photonics, LLC.            Topic: MDA07001

    Aerius proposes to build detectors with low dark current and a cutoff wavelength of 3.0 um, using InP-based detectors. These detectors do not suffer from the same problems conventional "extended-wavelength" detectors suffer, such as high dark current, low quantum efficiency, and limited spectral range. Aerius proposes to achieve, high quality, high uniformity extended short-wavelength infrared ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Integrated Thermal Management and Wafer-Scale Packaging for High-Power VCSEL Diode Pump Arrays

    SBC: Aerius Photonics, LLC.            Topic: MDA08T011

    The performance of diode pumped solid state lasers (DPSSLs) is often limited by the performance of the diode laser arrays used to pump the crystal. Of the components making up the DPSSL module, the diode laser arrays consume the most power, dissipate the most waste heat per unit area and are among the most costly to manufacture and qualify. The performance of the diode laser pump array is limite ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Hybrid Direct-Detect and Coherent Flash Ladar Receivers for Enhanced Sensitivity and Target Discrimination

    SBC: Aerius Photonics, LLC.            Topic: MDA07032

    Aerius is proposing the development of a prototype hybrid coherent and direct-detection Ladar receiver for greatly enhanced detection sensitivity, target tracking and target discrimination. The approach employs Aerius’ Optical preamplified Pixel Array (OPPA) which consists of a 2-D array of Vertical-Cavity Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (VCSOAs) that provide high optical gain and low noise to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. High Efficiency Athermalized Gain Module

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: MDA08002

    Range-Resolved Doppler Imaging (RRDI) ladar has been singled out as the most promising advanced discrimination technology to augment existing advanced seekers on board MDA missile interceptors. Efforts are underway to develop compact RRDI ladar seekers to test against objective decoys and targets. These programs face many technical challenges, and there success hinges on parallel developments in a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Advanced LADAR Modeling, Generalized Ladar Analysis Model (GLAM)

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: MDA08051

    To counter emerging threats of theater ballistic missiles the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has sponsored the development of the Airborne Laser (ABL) system that will locate and track missiles in the boost phase of their flight, then accurately point and fire a high-energy laser, destroying enemy missiles near their launch areas. For the ABL system to meet the operational requirement of engaging mu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Novel Regenerators for Use Below 35 Kelvin

    SBC: ATLAS SCIENTIFIC            Topic: MDA08010

    Future MDA missions will require various enhancements in multi-stage cryocoolers. These include increased efficiency, reduced vibration and reductions in overall system mass and power consumption. For the small coolers required, pulse tube and Stirling coolers offer the best opportunities. At present, the efficiency of these coolers is limited by the effectiveness of low-temperature-stage regen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Super Pixel Focal Plane Array Sensor

    SBC: Cyan Systems            Topic: MDA08T004

    This SuperPixel FPA (SFPA) will achieve a fast track enhancement of existing technology that effectively allows improved detection and discrimination of existing and emerging threats. Cyan is working with Research Triangle Institute, who has recently developed and demonstrated Lead Tin Telluride (PbSnTe) detectors for high temperature operation and fabrication in a superpixel format. The SFPA wit ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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