MZA Assoc. Corp.

2021 Girard Blvd. SE, Suite 150 Array
Albuquerque, NM 87106
http://mza.com
52 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 66
Total Value of Awards $25MM
First Award Date 06/20/95
Most Recent Award Date 06/08/16

66 Awards Won

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Notre Dame

Agency: Navy
Topic: N13A-T001
Budget: 06/08/16 - 06/08/17

MZA partnered with the University of Notre Dame proposes to transition the Navys HEFL Beam Director Subsystem (HBDS) for flight testing on the Airborne Aero-Optics Laboratory Transonic (AAOL-T) aircraft. We will reconfigure the HBDS integrating structure and aft beam control system to fit the cabin constraints of the AAOL-T aircraft with an aft ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A15-077
Budget: 09/18/15 - 03/17/16

We propose to design an optical imaging system consisting of multiple transmit and receive apertures. This distributed aperture array can provide resolution capabilities similar to a large monolithic aperture without the associated volume, weight, and aircraft structural modifications. A key challenge of such a system is to accomplish the imagin...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-182
Budget: 07/14/15 - 04/13/16

ABSTRACT:We propose to develop a 3D tomographic background-orientated Schlieren measurement technique, including hardware setup and post-processing software to produce 3D visualization of compressible flow features in large transonic wind tunnels. ?Such an approach relies on a novel synthetic self-similar fractal-based background and explores va...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF131-180
Budget: 07/02/15 - 07/01/17

ABSTRACT:MZA partnered with the University of Notre Dame proposes advancement of aero-optical isolation hardware, data processing, and optical modeling for upgrade of AEDCs 16T wind tunnel. We will conduct testing at AEDC during Year 1 with mechanical diagnostics and an upgraded optical sensor with small-aperture access to the test section from ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N131-076
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15

Adaptive optics are needed for high-energy laser (HEL) weapon systems when performance is limited by atmospheric turbulence. This typically requires adding an illuminator laser to produce a beacon by reflection from the target surface. Since a small spot is needed, the laser must be projected from the main aperture, complicating the optical desi...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Notre Dame

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF15-AT40
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15

ABSTRACT: MZA partnered with the University of Notre Dame proposes to extend MZAs WaveTrain wave-optics sensor simulation framework to model EO/IR sensors operating on hypersonic aircraft. ?Following the methods we have developed for aero-optical imaging through subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flows, existing WaveTrain libraries will be expa...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N131-081
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15

In the Phase I effort, we developed a detailed design of a DM capable of meeting the solicitation requirements. In the Phase II effort, we propose to develop manufacturing techniques for realizing this DM and testing it against the program goals.

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Notre Dame

Agency: Navy
Topic: N13A-T001
Budget: 11/26/14 - 12/01/15

MZA partnered with the University of Notre Dame proposes to transition our computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of aero-optical disturbances, beam control development, and wave-optics system modeling from rotary wing aircraft to the transonic fligh

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF141-232
Budget: 06/18/14 - 02/21/15

ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a novel form of pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) by exploiting distance-dependent fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between fluorescent quantum dot (QD) donors and acceptor moieties such as organic dyes, fluorescent QDs, or metallic nanoparticle quenchers) that are attached by flexible linker molecules t...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA12-017
Budget: 05/16/14 - 05/15/16

MZA extends its partnership with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) during Phase II to develop an integrated optical measurement and numerical weather prediction (NWP) atmospheric turbulence characterization system and atmospheric decision assistance toolkit application (DATA). We will develop a tracking telescope optical diagnostic s...

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