Advanced Infrared (IR) Sensor Components for Missile Defense

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,996.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
HQ0006-06-C-7514
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
B064-011-0038
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA06-T011
Small Business Information
JOHNSON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CO., INC.
263 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA, 30312
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
807623046
Principal Investigator
 James Muller
 Director, Engineering Development
 (404) 584-2475
 jrmuller@johnsonrd.com
Business Contact
 Tony Pace
Title: COO
Phone: (404) 584-2475
Email: pace@johnsonrd.com
Research Institution
 TUSKEGEE UNIV.
 Heshmat Aglan
 Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL, 36088
 (334) 727-8857
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The DoD STTR solicitation is seeking to identify innovative technology to provide a quantum leap in performance for cryocooler systems. Successful development of such an innovative technology will result in lowering the cost and risk of cryocoolers while increasing reliability and lifetime, which will lead to increased producibility of cryocooler systems. Johnson Research & Development Co., Inc. (JRD), in conjunction with Raytheon and Tuskegee University (TU), is working on the development of two, staged solid-state cryocooler designs, one using two pulse tube (PT) based cryocoolers and the other staging a PT and a Joule Thompson (JT) system, to achieve the 0.5W @ 35K goal. These designs are inherently extremely low in vibration, which is critical for image jitter minimization, and structurally robust, essential for launch survivability. Furthermore, initial analyses predict that efficiency potential of these concepts is competitive with present day cryocooler technology.

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