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Radiation Hard Interceptor Components Test Methods for Missile Defense

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
86395
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-014-0240
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 07-014
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
nLogic, LLC
4901 Corporate Drive Suite H Huntsville, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Radiation Hard Interceptor Components Test Methods for Missile Defense
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W91260-11-C-0005
Award Amount: $749,899.00
 

Abstract:

We will develop/implement test methods to assess the performance of Ballistic Missile Defense interceptors in the presence of natural and man-made radiation environments. At the conclusion of Phase II, MDA will have a functioning hardware-in-the-loop capability to test the kill vehicle electro-optical sensor, signal/data processors, and flight software. This facility will support testing of current kill vehicle designs and future upgrades that include hardening techniques and radiation mitigation algorithms. The radiation effects will be simulated by projecting a structured clutter scene to the kill vehicle sensor and injecting spurious noise between tactical component interfaces. Our approach will provide an upgradeable capability that includes radiation effects models with realistic mission-based scenarios. By augmenting an existing hardware-in-the-loop facility, radiation environment testing will be accomplished through an incremental, cost-effective manner. This will provide a significant savings over the development of a new testing facility devoted exclusively to radiation environment testing. Testing methodologies will also be documented including test planning, test preparation, post test analysis, and post test reporting/archiving. This project will expand the technology base to support development of future interceptor upgrades that can be incorporated into the BMDS architecture to provide reliable operation against evolving threats and countermeasures from adversarial nations.

Principal Investigator:

Neil Miller
Principal Investigator
2567042521
neil.miller@nlogic.com

Business Contact:

Tim Thornton
CEO/President
2567042524
tim.thornton@nlogic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

nLogic, LLC
4901 Corporate Drive Suite H Huntsville, AL 35805

EIN/Tax ID: 731659533
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No