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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. Ferrite/TBa2Cu3O7-x Thin Film Structure by Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition for Low Loss Microwave Devices


    Microstrip-geometry phase shifters have had limited use at microwave frequencies because of high insertion loss resulting from resistance in the metal conductors. With the use of YBCO meanderline circuits in a glue contact with a magnetized ferrite substrate nonreciprocal differential phase shift in excess of 1000 degree/dB has recently been demonstrated by a group at MIT Lincoln Labs. Such a cont ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Bilayer SLM with Independent Amplitude and Phase Control

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

    The goal of the Phase I program is to establish proof-of-concept for a low-cost spatial light modulator that offers independent amplitude and phase control, and that can be used in a wide variety of defense and commercial systems. The proposed device is based on Optron's proprietary transparent silicon active-matrix liquid crystal light modulator technology. The device employs an integrated double ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. A High Flux Atom Beam Tool for Semiconductor Materials

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: N/A

    As electronic device sizes decrease, ion-damage will preclude the use of plasma-based tools for many processing steps and charge-free processing will be required. Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop a neutral high flux, high fluence atom beam source for charge-free semiconductor processing. The proposed source will produce a wide variety of atom beams for many etching and deposition a ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Compact X-Ray Laser

    SBC: PLEX LLC            Topic: N/A

    A very promising plasma configuration has been achieved for studies of X-ray laser gain. A gas cylinder is compressed inertially to form a hot, energy rich plasma on the cylinder axis. The conditions during the expansion of this plasma are predicted to favor recombination lasing at wavelengths between 182 and 66 Angstroms. This study will measure laser gain for a series of atoms of increasing atom ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. LiGa Microfabricated Inertial Guidance Sensor

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

    The BMDO as part of its kinetic energy systems development requires an expendable, inertial guidance package. SatCon is proposing to develop an angular rate sensor combined with an accelerometer which are microfabricated on a single "chip" using the LIGA lithographic process. The accelerometer element employs a rebalanced cantilever, oriented orthogonally to the substrate, while the rate sensor u ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Phase-Change Thermal Control Schemes for High Speed/Power-Density Electric Machines

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

    SatCon proposes to explore innovative phase-change thermal control schemes for high speed/power-density electric machines. Several cooling schemes will be investigated which utilize different physical mechanisms to drive the process. sy utilizing the fluid's latent heat of vaporization high power densities are possible. Some of these schemes utilize liquid jets to augment performance. The working ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Silicon Carbide on Insulator Integrated Optics for Room/High-temperature Sensor Systems

    SBC: Spire Corporation            Topic: N/A

    We have been involved in developing a library of low-loss Si-on-insulator optoelectronic devices, and recently fabricated novel integrated optical phase modulators and beamsteering devices. We have also grown high-quality SiC-on-insulator (SiCOI) using SIMOX (a compliant substrate) and carboniza-tion, for electronic applications. The possibility of fabricating large waveguides, several microns in ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. High Precision Gimbal System

    SBC: SYNKINETICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Innovative, volumetrically compact, rugged, precision drive mechanism for cost-effective improvement of power densities of position controllers, useable wherever maintenance may be difficult, space and weight is a premium and power consumption is critical. Proprietary drive uses cam gears formed as tracks cut into the faces of rotating flat disks, the disks separated by rolling balls, to achieve h ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Direct Laser Welding of Continuous Fiber Reinforced Aluminum

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

    The potential benefits of continuously reinforced metal-matrix composites (MMC's) for spacecraft structural applications are well established because of their excellent thermal stability, high specific stiffness and strength, high thermal conductivity, and low outgassing. Unfortunately, the use of conventional joining techniques such as adhesive bonding, mechanical fasteners, soldering, and low te ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Large Dynamic Range Shock Wave Measurements

    SBC: VISIDYNE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    An optical sensor capable of producing 3-dimensional time resolved density maps characteristic of shock wavefronts at Mhz sampling rates is proposed. Each map is obtained from simultaneous measurements obtained with a novel refractometer capable of measuring integrated density fluctuations in air to better than 1 part in 3500 per centimeter path length at 1Mhz with good signal to noise (S/N=10). ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency

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