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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. Fabrication of Ta-Hf-C-based Ultra High Temperature Composites via a

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: MDA09T002

    This Phase I STTR program seeks a new fabrication method to produce stronger (>100 kpsi) and tougher (>10 MPa m1/2) ultra high temperature Ta-Hf-C-based composites (UHTC) with an outstanding oxidation resistance for use as thermal protection systems for hypersonic applications, as well as for advanced rocket nozzle throat components. UES will apply a novel "Top Down" approach to control the micro ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. A Development of Ceramic YAG Fibers for High Power Laser Applications

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: MDA09036

    In this Phase I work, UES will advance its current patented technology towards a novel ceramic process to produce high quality polycrystalline YAG fibers that meet the required properties for high power fiber laser applications. We show that YAG is far superior to silica as a material choice for fiber lasers, using a computational evaluation. UES has, over the past 5 years, developed a patented te ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Advanced Materials & Processing Technology for Missile Defense Applications

    SBC: AMERICAN TECHNICAL COATINGS, INC.            Topic: MDA09007

    The objective of the proposed work is to validate the concept of an injection moldable in-situ reinforced barium alumino silicate (IRBAS) missile radome using a Hotblox pre-ceramic siloxane binder system. In Phase I, ATC will optimize formulation, mixing and molding process development. ATC will work with Lockheed Martin to develop sintering processes and to characterize the material. At the e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Software Defined Multi-Channel Radar Receivers for X-band Radars

    SBC: DGNSS Solutions, LLC            Topic: MDA09T003

    The primary objective of the proposed research is to develop proof of concept of a software programmable X-Band radar system using low cost antenna array technology with digital beamforming architecture based on multiple receiver channels. The performance objectives will aim at a minimum of 400 MHz instantaneous bandwidth and a minimum instantaneous dynamic range of 52 dB. The objective of the t ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Radiation Hardened End-to-End Communication Links

    SBC: MAGICOM LLC            Topic: MDA09029

    In this SBIR project MagiCom proposes several innovative concepts to provide high speed, in-flight communication links between the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Fire Control and Interceptor/Kill Vehicles such as the Ground Missile Defense – Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (GMD-EKV) and other potential platforms in a Nuclear Fading Channel / ECM Environments. The development of a Design for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Radiation Hard Interceptor Components Test Methods for Missile Defense

    SBC: nLogic, LLC            Topic: MDA07014

    We will develop/implement test methods to assess the performance of Ballistic Missile Defense interceptors in the presence of natural and man-made radiation environments. At the conclusion of Phase II, MDA will have a functioning hardware-in-the-loop capability to test the kill vehicle electro-optical sensor, signal/data processors, and flight software. This facility will support testing of curr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Advanced Architecture and Process Techniques for High-Density, Radiation-Hardened Non-Volatile Memory

    SBC: Amtec Corporation            Topic: MDA08023

    For mission critical data storage on systems operating in natural space and nuclear weapons environments, the use of radiation hardened (RH) non-volatile memory (NVM) is imperative. Today’s complex computer controlled electronic systems use NVM to store critical data for proper operation. This typically includes configuration parameters which allow the system to return to a known configuration ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Thermally Driven Hot Piston Pulse Tube (Vuilleumier) Refrigerator

    SBC: Alabama Cryogenic Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE ABILITY TO LIFT HEAT FROM A SELECTED PORTION OF THE SPACECRAFT IS REQUIRED IN A NUMBER OF THERMAL MANAGEMENT TASKS FOR SPACED BASED SENSOR AND WEAPON SYSTEMS. THE PROPOSED EFFORT WILL DEVELOP THE THEORETICAL AND ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK TO ASSESS THE UTILITY AND FEASIBILITY OF A HOT PISTON PULSE TUBE VUILLEUMIER REFRIGERATOR. THE EFFORT WILL IDENTIFY A BASELINE APPLICATION FOR THE PROPOSED CONCEPT ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. High Performance Arcjet Engines

    SBC: Applied Sciences            Topic: N/A

    IT IS PROPOSED THAT ADVANCED ARCJET ENGINES CAN BE DEVELOPED USING KNOWN PRINCIPLES FOR ADVANCED NOZZLE DESIGN, ARC ATTACHMENT, INCREASED CHAMBER EFFECTIVE TEMPERATURE AND SO FORTH. SUCH STUDIES ARE PARTIALLY SUPPORTED BY EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS BY RESEARCHERS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION. YET THESE PRINCIPLES RESULT IN INCREASED HEATING OF THE ANODE, AS THE ARC MORE EFFECTIVELY HEATS THE ANODE. THIS CA ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Thermionic Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Bimodal Reactor

    SBC: Applied Sciences            Topic: N/A

    BIMODAL REACTORS FOR POWER AND PROPULSION HAVE LONG BEEN OF INTEREST FOR MISSIONS REQUIRINGS BOTH HIGH POWER AND LARGE DELTA-V; E.G., HIGH ALTITUDE, GEOSYNCHRONOUS AND PLANETARY MISSIONS. IT PROPULSIVE THRUST AND ELECTRIC POWER CAN BOTH BE SUPPLIED FROM THE SAME UNIT, A LARGE POTENTIAL SAVINGS CAN OCCUR. SUCH A REACTOR CAN BE DEVELOPED FROM A URANIUM CARBIDE FUELED THERMIONIC REACTOR WITH SINGLE C ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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