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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 June, 2020.

  1. Dynamic Light Scattering Instrumentation Using Field Programmable Gate Array-based Digital Signal Processing

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    An existing low-cost FPGA-based processing platform will be demonstrated with fiber-coupling to single-photon detectors, to perform photon-arrival time stamping with

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. High Efficiency, Large-area, 1550 nm InGaAs Photodiodes

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A stable, well characterized InGaAs materials growth and photodetector fabrication process will be used to fabricate matched photodiodes optimized for balanced homodyne detection. The 1-mm-diameter p-i-n photodetectors will be manufactured back-illuminated with a 5-micron absorber, allowing residual light to reflect off the front-side metal to make a double pass through the active layer. Ultra-hig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Efficient Low-Dark-Count Detector for Photon Counting

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Voxtel has demonstrated efficient high-speed photon counting with thresholded linear-mode avalanche photodiode (APD) receivers using multi-gain-stage InGaAs/InAIAs APDs. In contrast to Geiger APDs, thresholded photon-counting linear APD receivers are thought not to suffer afterpulsing, and can support maximum count rates (MCR) up to 2 or 3 orders of magnitude faster than Geiger APDs. However, the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. HgCdTe Detectors Under Non-Equilibrium Conditions for High Operating Temperatures

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA07015

    High sensitivity HgCdTe focal plane arrays operating at 77 K can be tailored for response across the infrared spectrum. However, the cooling systems required to achieve the desired sensitivity makes them heavy and therefore unsuitable for the next generation of interceptor seekers. Reducing cooling requirements will allow the detector’s integration in lighter and more compact systems. Superior o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Signature Prediction and Uncertainty Analysis for Radar-based MDA Applications

    SBC: JIN CONSULTING, INC.            Topic: MDA08035

    The objectives of this proposal are to develop and demonstrate a novel physics-based computational electromagnetics (CEM) algorithm for accurate and efficient predication of radar signatures of MDA objects of interest (MOIs) and to implement and demonstrate a robust stochastic collocation-based algorithm for efficiently quantifying the effect of geometrical and material uncertainties on the signat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. LWIR Focal Plane Arrays based on Type-II InAs/GaSb Superlattices

    SBC: MP Technologies, LLC            Topic: MDA07032

    Infrared photon sensors presently available for ballistic missile defense applications, with a cutoff wavelength ~10 micron, are based on HgCdTe. These suffer from a high non-uniformity and thus a high focal plane array cost. The most promising alternative is III-V compound semiconductor superlattices based on arsenides and antimonides, such as Type-II InAs/GaSb superlattices, which are expected ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Power System Protection from EMP Attack Using Carbon Nanotubes

    SBC: PLASMA SCIENCES CORP.            Topic: MDA08031

    Protection of the power and system interconnects supporting the BMDS radar systems can be a vulnerability of the radar system and of the supporting C2 infrastructure. Existing technology is capable of meeting

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Interceptor Seekers

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA08002

    A radiation-hard, 1064-nm sensitive, single-photon-sensitive avalanche photodiode (APD) detector with photon detection efficiency (PDE) and dark count rate (DCR) superior to state-of-the-art Geiger-mode APDs, and with two orders of magnitude faster maximum count rate (MCR) will be developed. Geiger APDs are constrained by a fundamental tradeoff between DCR and MCR: if the APD is cooled to reduce D ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Efficient Low-Dark-Count Detector for Photon Counting

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Voxtel proposes to develop fiber-coupled near-infrared avalanche photodiode (APD) receivers with photon detection efficiency (PDE) and dark count rate (DCR) with more than two orders of magnitude faster maximum count rate (MCR) than Geiger-mode APDs, which are constrained by a fundamental tradeoff between DCR and MCR: if the APD is cooled to reduce DCR, then its dead time must increase to avoid af ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. Reduced Height Waveguide Limiter Using Nanotube Technology

    SBC: ACCURATE AUTOMATION CORPORATION            Topic: MDA07035

    The solid state semiconductor technology in radar systems supporting the U. S. Army's ballistic missile defense program increases its vulnerability to the effects of high power, fast rise-time EMP, HPM, and UWB pulses. Recent research has shown that using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can greatly improve the performance of a limiter. Improvements upon a previous X-band waveguide plasma limiter can be m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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