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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 September, 2020.

  1. Fluorescence sensors of heavy metal ions

    SBC: Altair Center, Llc.            Topic: N/A

    "ALTAIR Center proposes to develop a miniature, cost-effective fiber optic sensor array for detection of toxic heavy metal ions. The main detection principle is based on dual measurement of both absorption and fluorescence employing thin films ofporphyrin/polymer membrane. In Phase I of the project we studied the luminescence compounds and demonstrated that thin films of porphyrin-based membranes ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. All-optical Switch Actuated by Optical Data

    SBC: Cape Cod Research            Topic: N/A

    "All-optical switches capable of rapidly switching light with light are needed for missile defense in the Airborne-Laser, Space-Based Laser and Space-Based Infrared System as well as in Big Safari special mission aircraft. While the commercial and militaryusefulness of optical-electrical-optical switches for security, recognition and switching applications is well established, these devices are s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Nanoporous Ordered Conducting Polymer Ultracapacitors

    SBC: Fractal Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    "Low-resistance high-surface-area electrodes, and tunable potential window through band gap tuning of electrode materials are key to achieving high performance capacitors. We have synthesized ordered intrinsically conducting polymers with high surface areaand copper-like conductivity using a proprietary process. Our assessment in this feasibility study, through extensive characterization of numero ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Reflex Triode

    SBC: KTECH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    "Reflex triode bremsstrahlung sources potentially provide warm X-ray sources (20 keV to 500 keV), capable of generating high doses (~10 cal/g gold) over exposure areas of ~20 cm2. This needed capability allows experimental verification of warm X-ray inducedthermomechanical response, SGEMP, and box IEMP models for achieving component and system certification to hostile environments.In a reflex trio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Highly Stable Polymer Electrolytes for 5 Volt Lithium Batteries

    SBC: PHOENIX INNOVATION, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The development of a truly solid state high power lithium battery is dependent upon the successful identification of a suitable solid polymer electrolyte. Polymer electrolytes hold the promise of allowing use of lithium metal anodes which could boost thetheoretcial energy density of batteries by as much as 35%. Addition of new high voltage cathodes would result in a high energy, high power lithiu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. High speed, random optical switching, using Fabry-Perot Holographic circle-to-point Conversion

    SBC: Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A solid-state, dense, random optical cross-switch is commercializedto fill needs in the commercial metro-core telecom market, and to supplyrapid, multi-channel, covert, and frequency agile optical communications tothe national missile defense initiative. The optical switch is based uponFabry-Perot and Holographically Dispersed Liquid Crystal (H-PDLC) technology.The deliverable is entirely solid s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Unified Bayesian Cluster Target Tracking and Discrimination

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: N/A

    "Most single- and multi-target tracking algorithms are designed to track point targets.However, in many real-world applications the targets of interest are not point targets butEXTENDED TARGETS and GROUP TARGETS, e.g. missile re-entry clusters.Under this effort we propose a systematic, fully probabilistic, and theoretically rigorousapproach to cluster target tracking and discrimination. Our approa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Digital Image Generator for Real-Time Display of Nuclear Backgrounds for Optical/Infrared Sensors

    SBC: VISIDYNE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "The team of Visidyne, Inc. and Mission Research Corporation proposes to develop a high-fidelity, real-time Nuclear Optical Dynamic Digital Image Generator (NODDIG) to support the development and testing of algorithms for the mitigation of optical clutterin nuclear environments. The NODDIG concept is a software/hardware digital scene generator. It will complement and support infrared sensors under ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. Compact Phase-Locked Fiber-Laser Array

    SBC: CORCORAN ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "For directed energy applications such as the Airborne Laser (ABL) and other high energy laser systems, there still needs to be significant improvements in laser output power, brightness, stability, efficiency, as well as compactness and ruggedness.The proposed research will demonstrate the feasibility of a phase-locked array of fiber lasers using a proprietary technology developed in the Phase I ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Enhanced Pulse Power Using Cryogenic Electronics

    SBC: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    Phase I will reduce the weight, size, and cost of pulsed power electronic equipment by achieving compact integration of the solid-state semiconductors. A dramatic reduction in waste heat and thermal management problems will be effected, thus eliminating conventional heat sinks, blower fans, etc. Phase I will also offer special advantages in space-based equipment where size and weight are at a prem ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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