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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Furazan Ingredient as a Solution for Slow Cook-Off Insensitive Munitions Tests

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA07047

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and its team member Aerojet, propose to mitigate slow cook-off violence by adding a thermally-decomposing trigger to a propellant formulation to provide a benign ignition mechanism for large diameter SRMs. Physical Sciences and Aerojet have identified a potential furazan replacement for ammonium nitrate (AN) which eliminates the significant problems of AN such as hygro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Novel Fragment Aerodynamic Models over Entire Velocity and Altitude Range

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA07016

    A novel method is proposed to model the aerodynamic lift and drag coefficients for complex fragment shapes resulting from the impact of Missile Defense Agency (MDA) interceptors with target vehicles. The force coefficients are needed for the entire spectrum of flight velocities and impact altitudes ranging from low-earth orbit to near-ground. Our Phase I approach considers a high altitude model ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Multi-Functional High Performance IM-Compliant Composite Case for Solid Rocket Motors

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA07047

    It is proposed to develop a multifunctional IM compliant, filament wound composite case for slow cookoff, bullet and fragment impact. In phase I, the proposed investigation will focus upon developing our composite case, conducting slow cookoff tests, and to filament wind one case design to a subscale analog MDA rocket motor. We propose to establish a fabrication technique that will be applicable a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Genetic Algorithm Allocation and Assignment Tool for Missile Defense Battle Management

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: MDA07045

    An increasing number of countries are acquiring nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons together with missile systems that enable them to deliver these weapons beyond their borders. Short response times require effective, efficient planning tools for resource and weapons allocation, assignment, and placement so that these tasks can be executed effectively in a highly stressed environment with ma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Ballistic Debris Coherent Discrimination and Modeling

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: MDA06014

    The MDA is interested in developing a coherent debris model for ballistic missile debris, and in developing a pre-screener to eliminate debris from classifier consideration. This debris is composed of staging hardware, deployment hardware, and solid rocket motor (SRM) debris. SRM debris is prevalent in missile systems with SRM final stages. At higher frequencies, debris RCS can be higher than r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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