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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. Automated Quality Control for Thermal Battery Pellets

    SBC: ENSER Corporation, The            Topic: MDA07023

    The overall objective of this program is to develop methodologies for: automatic removal of the pellets from the press, precise measurement of the pellets (weight, thickness), calculation of density, inspection of pellets for chips and cracks, and segregation of non-compliant pellets. Automation of the above processes will ultimately lead to increased throughput with reduced cycle times. Phase ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Improved Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Capacitors

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: MDA07025

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project addresses improving manufacturing methods and performance of an all-solid high energy/power density high-voltage capacitor packaged in a low-cost, bipolar multi-cell configuration. These devices can be used in a wide range of portable electronic systems especially in demanding industrial, defense and aerospace applications. The Phase I progra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. High Sample-Rate Ultra-Wideband Track-and-Hold Demultiplexer (2007047)

    SBC: Hittite Microwave Corporation            Topic: MDA07003

    Hittite proposes to develop a Radiation-Tolerant Ultra-Wideband Track-and-Hold (T/H) Demultiplexer to address MDA’s future needs for microwave signal sampling/data conversion. This development is motivated by the difficulties in achieving high-speed interleaved analog-to-digital converter (ADC) assemblies with good accuracy. A switched-emitter-follower T/H amplifier in the SiGe BiCMOS process ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Development of Digital Receiver/Exciters for Missile Defense Radars (2007058)

    SBC: Hittite Microwave Corporation            Topic: MDA06032

    The primary function of missile defense radars is to detect and intercept incoming missiles. As the technology for missile systems is advanced, the next generation of missiles will have added capabilities to deploy countermeasures and masking techniques to foil radar detection. The next generation of radars therefore, must also have added capabilities to counter those advanced threats. One crucial ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. High-Speed, Low-Power Embedded ADC (2007056)

    SBC: Hittite Microwave Corporation            Topic: MDA06032

    Hittite proposes to develop an advanced wideband high-speed, low-power, radiation-tolerant ADC for embedded applications such as miniature receiver/exciter modules (mDReX) and wafer-scale arrays (WSAs). Offering higher speed and lower power than competing devices, the ADC will advance the state of the art and enable next-generation digital sub-arrays. A combination of innovative design and SiGe Bi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Device Level Thermal Management Solutions for Phased Array Rada

    SBC: Hittite Microwave Corporation            Topic: MDA07034

    It is the intent of Hittite through this proposal to explore the feasibility of using chemical vapor deposition (CVD)-diamond as a passivating layer within the junction of a Gallium Nitride (GaN) microwave transistor. CVD-diamond being a material with very high thermal conductivity, and being located as close as possible to the heat dissipation source, will have the effect of reducing junction tem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Thin Copper-Graphite Composite Cold Plate and High Performance Al/Gr Composites for Thermal Management of High Density Electronics


    Two approaches to high performance base plates for advanced thermal management applications are proposed. Inexpensive high performance Al/Gr composites have been developed with a quasi-isotropic thermal conductivity (TC) of 600 to 750 W/mK and corresponding thermal expansion (CTE) of 7 to 3 ppm/K. CTE matching base plates for advanced multi-channel phased array radar systems enable hard (solder) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Experimental Demonstration of an Improved Cryocooler Configuration to Lower the Gimbaled Mass and Volume for Infrared Sensors


    The objective of this effort is to reduce the weight of the cryocooler system, improve the efficiency of the cryocooler system, provide multiple cryocooler temperatures, and improve the configuration of the gimbaled flexible joint. At first glance, this set of claims seems incredibly ambitious; however, as disclosed in this proposal, these achievements can be obtained by implementing an improved ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Actively Stabilized MEMS IMU for Autonomous Guidance and Navigation

    SBC: Milli Sensor Systems and Actuators, Inc.            Topic: MDA07010

    Without the means for stabilizing the scale factor and bias of MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers, they cannot become precise and accurate instruments. With stabilization, however, autonomous navigation is possible and GPS reliability can be improved. We propose to introduce active stabilization methods and test devices and carry out the proof-of-concept tests during Phase I. We will make use of e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Smaller RF-Photonic Circuits and Interconnections for Radar Applications

    SBC: Photonic Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA07038

    A novel broad bandwidth modulator is proposed that has the potential for reducing link size by a factor of 75 and link dc power by a factor of 50. The novel modulator will also permit more environmentally robust packaging than has been possible with conventional electro-optic modulators. Finally the novel modulator is projected to permit even lower noise figure links – 3 dB – without any elec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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