Advanced Infrared (IR) Sensor Components for Missile Defense

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,996.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-06-C-7514
Award Id:
78003
Agency Tracking Number:
B064-011-0038
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
263 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA, 30312
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
807623046
Principal Investigator:
James Muller
Director, Engineering Development
(404) 584-2475
jrmuller@johnsonrd.com
Business Contact:
Tony Pace
COO
(404) 584-2475
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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