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Company Information:

Company Name: MISSION RESEARCH CORP.
City: Santa Barbara
State: CA
Zip+4: 93101
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (805) 963-8761

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $15,323,504.00 215
SBIR Phase II $58,666,107.00 98
STTR Phase I $469,769.00 6
STTR Phase II $901,961.00 2

Award List:

(VIRCATOR) MICROVE SOURCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
During phase i mission research corporation proposes to perform a study of the utility of cavity resonators to increase the efficiency and modify the bandwidth of microwave emmission from the vircator. the research will include both a theoretical and experimental effort. numerical simulations of the… More

WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A REPETITIVE, FAST-OPENING SWITCH FOR PULSED-POWER APPLICATIONS EMPLOYING SATURABLE MAGNETIC MATERIALS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,812.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a repetitive, fast-opening switch for pulsed-power applications employing saturable magnetic materials. this technology has proven effective and reliable in electronic switching systems (ess) used in telephone exchanges. for phase i we will design a proof- of-principle… More

ACCELERATOR CONCEPT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Donald j. sullivan , GROUP LEADER
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The plasma beatwave accelerator is one of a number of particle accelerator concepts utilizing the high fields inherent in intense laser beams. in this case, em waves interact nonlinearly with an underdense plasma through optical mixing or raman forward scattering (rfs) to excite large amplitude… More

LINEAR INDUCTION ACCELERATORS ARE THE MEANS BY WHICH PULSED ELECTROSTATIC ACCELERATOR TECHNOLOGY CAN BE SCALED TO HIGH ENERGIES.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $48,000.00
Abstract:
Linear induction accelerators are the means by which pulsed electrostatic accelerator technology can be scaled to high energies. we propose studying ion focusing of electrons in linear induction accelerators with goals of reducing accelerator complexity, cost and size, decreasing beam emittance and… More

COMPACT TOROID, ENERGY STORAGE, DIRECTED ENERGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Donald Sullivan
Award Amount: $69,149.00

WE PROPOSE TO MEASURE ICE THICKNESS FROM A SUBMERGED SUBMARINE BY MEASURING THE ATTENUATION OF THE COSMIC RAY PRODUCED NETURON FLUX.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jerome r clifford
Award Amount: $50,592.00
Abstract:
We propose to measure ice thickness from a submerged submarine by measuring the attenuation of the cosmic ray produced neturon flux. a similar technique has been used successfully to measure snow thickness. two neutron dectors, possible bf3, would operate in coincidence modes to reduce background… More

X-RAY SMEAR CAMERA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert J Richter-sand
Award Amount: $51,710.00

A SOLID-DISCHARGE, HEAVY-ION SOURCE FOR HEAVY-ION FUSION-

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard J. Adler , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,550.00

NUCLEAR SCINTILLATION EFFECTS ON RF PROPAGATION AT SHF/EHF FREQUENCIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger A Dana
Award Amount: $49,999.00

COMPACT TOROID, ENERGY STORAGE, DIRECTED ENERGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Donald Sullivan
Award Amount: $150,000.00

X-RAY SMEAR CAMERA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert J Richter-sand
Award Amount: $441,000.00
Abstract:
Mission research corporation proposes to perform an analytic investigation of the design feasibility of an x-ray smear (streak) camera with a .5-50 microsec recording time. radiography sources typically emit broadband penetrating radiation in the spectral range of 10 kev to 300 kev. x-rays will be… More

NUCLEAR SCINTILLATION EFFECTS ON RF PROPAGATION AT SHF/EHF FREQUENCIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger A Dana
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The objectives of the proposed effort are to provide nuclear scintillation signal descriptions for satellite to ground communications links operating in the shf/ehf frequency band and to resolve differences in existing scintillation studies. the signal descriptions will include the spatial and… More

A SOLID-DISCHARGE, HEAVY-ION SOURCE FOR HEAVY-ION FUSION-

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard J. Adler , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $498,000.00
Abstract:
Cloth fiber cathodes have been shown to be extremely useful as high-brightness, long-pulse, cold-cathode electron emitters. this reseach will extend this technology to ion emission (specifically carbon (c) ions). an electric discharge will be struck to the cloth by three distinct high-voltage… More

MISSION RESEARCH CORPORATION (MRC) PROPOSES AN SBIR PHASE I EFFORT WHICH WILL INITIATE THE STUDY OFF FILAMENT WINDING TECHNIQUES TO DECREASE VOID FORMATION DURING FABRICATION OF STRUCTURAL COMPOSITES.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr steven f stone
Award Amount: $49,979.00
Abstract:
Mission research corporation (mrc) proposes an sbir phase i effort which will initiate the study off filament winding techniques to decrease void formation during fabrication of structural composites. this study will encompass a review of manufacturing problems of and solutions to air entrapment,… More

MODELING TECHNIQUES FOR COMPOSITES SUBJECTED TO RAPID THERMAL LOADING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Steven F Stone
Award Amount: $49,970.00

NOVEL RESONATOR FOR FREE-ELECTRON LASER: SIMULATION AND EXPERIMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Alan H. Paxton Phd
Award Amount: $66,011.00

MODELING TECHNIQUES FOR COMPOSITES SUBJECTED TO RAPID THERMAL LOADING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Steven F Stone
Award Amount: $175,000.00
Abstract:
Mission research corporation proposes a sbir phase i program that will determine the effect of rapid thermal loading on laminated composites in the presence of debonding or delaminations. emphasis will be given on coupled thermoelastic problems since rapid thermal loading produces high frequency… More

NOVEL RESONATOR FOR FREE-ELECTRON LASER: SIMULATION AND EXPERIMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Alan H. Paxton Phd
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
A computer code to simulate short-wavelength (single-particleinteraction domain) free electron laser (fels), including all the important properties of their interactions with unstable optical resonators, will be developed. this code will be applied to a novel class of unstable resonator that has a… More

EVALUATION OF SYSTEM DESIGN TECHNIQUES TO INCREASE EFFECTIVE MICROCIRCUIT HARDNESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James p raymond
Award Amount: $99,198.00
Abstract:
The radiation hardness of semiconductor devices is a functional of electrical bias during exposure, chip temperature and operating requirements. the proposed program will investigate the potential use of the management of electrical and environmental conditions in a circumvented electronics… More

EXPANSION OF NUCLEAR BURST DEBRIS IN THE MAGNETIC CONFINEMENT REGIME

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr thaddeus j mazurek
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Sdi systems design and operations can benefit from a better understanding of the nuclear phenomenology at burst altitudes around 1500 km. salvage fuzing of intercepted warheads could produce nuclear explosions at these altitudes. knowledge of the resulting nuclear environment can be used to improve… More

A FIRST PRINCIPLE APPROACH TO MULTIPLE HIGH-ALTITUDE NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr willard w white
Award Amount: $49,989.00
Abstract:
Environmental disturbances produced by high-altitude nuclear detonations are widespread and persistent. data from atmospheric tests (late 50's, early 60's) plus extensive research efforts are the basic for understanding the nuclear environment and resultant systems effects. however, all nuclear… More

ELECTRON BEAM STABILITY IN COMPACT RECIRCULATING ACCELERATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Brendan godfrey
Award Amount: $49,957.00
Abstract:
Stable beam transport is a central issue in developing compact high current electron beam recirculating induction accelerators. potentially dangerous instabilities include the negative mass, the beam breakup (for inductive gaps designs), and three-wave (for strong focusing designs). mission research… More

EXAMINATION OF R-WIRE BURST USING A HYDRODYNAMIC MODEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Robert a racca
Award Amount: $49,977.00
Abstract:
Studies will be performed to examine the feasibility of using fairly high resistance cables (r-wires) as a means to mitigate the large sremp transients which are expected in buried and overhead power-line distributions. the analysis will utilize computer codes which solve the one-dimensional… More

MODE EXCITATION ANALYSIS OF VACUUM ELECTRONICS DEVICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr bruce goplen
Award Amount: $49,960.00
Abstract:
We propose to investigate a new method for computing mode excitation rates within vacuum electronics devices. this method utilizes the mutual orthogonality of eigen-function and combines time-domain and frequency-domain analysis. the method will predict the growth of electromagnetic modes as a… More

CONCEPT FOR NUCLEAR-RELATED ATMOSPHERIC OPTICAL/INFRARED RADIANCE MEASUREMENTS PROGRAM (POLARS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Russell a armstrong
Award Amount: $54,807.00
Abstract:
A concept feasibility study for a satellite-based optical-infrared disturbed atmosphere signature program is proposed. the initial concept is for a polar-orbiting optical-infrared analog to the hilat satellite where-in a high probability of auroral acquisition is anticipated. initial technical… More

IMPROVED CONCEPTS TO REDUCE THERMOSHOCK EFFECTS IN ELECTRONICS (ANALYSIS AND EXPERIMENTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: C david newlander
Award Amount: $50,197.00
Abstract:
Mission research corporation proposes a phase i sbir effort to evaluate the potential for the development of electronic packages which possess significant improvements in hardness to thermochanical effects. based upon preliminary studies and hydrocode calculations conducted by mrc, we believe that… More

ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD COUPLING TO A WIRE INSIDE A METALLIC ENCLOSURE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr barton m goldstein
Award Amount: $49,993.00
Abstract:
Electromagnetic radiation can diffuse through the walls of a metallic enclosure and cause interference with internal eletronic circuitry. the purpose of the proposed research is to understand and develop a capability to predict the current and voltage on a wire within a rectangular metallic… More

FIELD REMANUFACTURE OF FAILED PARTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr steve f stone
Award Amount: $50,227.00
Abstract:
Mission research (mrc) proposes an sbir investigation to: 1. tabulate the vehicle parts and structures most susceptible to damage and failure during critical usage in the battlefield or away from supply lines and accessible replacement and: 2. develop plans to field remanufacture or repair these… More

PROTECTIVE DUCT COATING STUDY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Steve F Stone
Award Amount: $50,218.00

AN INVESTIGATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE COLLECTIVE INTERACTION KLYSTRON

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr John Pasour
Award Amount: $48,572.00

AUTONOMOUS TARGET IDENTIFICATION AND THREAT RESPONSE USING THE COUNTERMEASURE ASSOCIATION TECHNIQUE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr George B Chapman
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DEGRADATION OF HARDENING CONCEPT PERFORMANCE DUE TO MULTIPLE HYPERVELOCITY IMPACTS AND THERMAL PULSES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Steve F Stone
Award Amount: $50,501.00

AUTONOMOUS TARGET IDENTIFICATION AND THREAT RESPONSE USING THE COUNTERMEASURE ASSOCIATION TECHNIQUE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr George B Chapman
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The objectives of the proposed effort are to investigate and develop a preliminary autonomous threat response system. the proposed system is designed to complement current threat response techniques. specifically, the countermeasure association technique is designed to handle situations when the… More

AN INVESTIGATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE COLLECTIVE INTERACTION KLYSTRON

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr John Pasour
Award Amount: $497,000.00
Abstract:
An experimental, theoretical, and numerical program is planned to develop and study a novel, high-power microwave source, the collective interaction klystron (cik). this device promises to be a highly efficient, compact source in the 1- to 10-ghz range, and alternate configurations that extend the… More

NUCLEAR EFFECTS SIMULATION: COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVERS FOR OPERATION IN SCINTILLATING CHANNELS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Robert l bogusch
Award Amount: $59,069.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed effort is to develop a software package to facilitate the design of digital communications equipment to provide specified levels of performance in nuclear-disturbed propagation environments having specified ranges of signal scintillation parameters (...). this software… More

DAMAGE DETECTION AND ACTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR SMART AEROSPACE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr steve f stone
Award Amount: $50,159.00
Abstract:
Mission research corporation (mrc) proposes an sbir phase i effort that will initiate the development of innovative techniques for sensing damage in composite structures. these techniques will include conventional piezioresistive (strain gage) and fiber optic strain measurement. broken graphite… More

AIRBORNE/SPACEBORNE PULSED-POWER SOURCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: George z hutcheson
Award Amount: $50,311.00
Abstract:
Mission research corporation (mrc) proposes to perform an analytical and computational investigation of the design feasibility of a compact, lightweight, repetitively pulsed, fast risetime pulsedpower source. this source will be capable of producing pulses of hundreds of kilovolts for hundreds of… More

EFFECT OF COATINGS AND PROCESSING ON FAILURE MECHANISMS OF POLYCARBONATE MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert D Eisler
Award Amount: $50,445.00

THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTRON BEAM DEFLECTION DIAGNOSTIC TOOL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr John A Pasour
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A PINHOLE ANALYZER FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION OF GYRATING ELECTRON BEAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr John H Mcadoo
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DEGRADATION OF HARDENING CONCEPT PERFORMANCE DUE TO MULTIPLE HYPERVELOCITY IMPACTS AND THERMAL PULSES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Steve F Stone
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
An analytical methodology is being developed that is capable of determining the optimum combination of temporally/spatially distributed pulsed-laser and hypervelocity impacts needed to cause severe damage to postulated multithreat, multilayer strategic asset structures and structural hardening… More

PROTECTIVE DUCT COATING STUDY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Steve F Stone
Award Amount: $220,000.00
Abstract:
Mission research corporation (mrc) proposes a study of the ducts at the arnold engineering development center (aedc) test facility to eliminate damage to test engines and erosion models caused by rust or foreign debris from the substrate or its protection. duct interior surface coats have been used… More

THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTRON BEAM DEFLECTION DIAGNOSTIC TOOL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr John A Pasour
Award Amount: $455,676.00
Abstract:
This research program will analyze and demonstrate a new electron beam diagnostic tool based on the deflection of test electrons by the accelerated beam. a tightly focused stream of test electrons is injected across the path of the beam to be diagnosed. the test electrons are deflected in a… More

A PINHOLE ANALYZER FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION OF GYRATING ELECTRON BEAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr John H Mcadoo
Award Amount: $486,114.00
Abstract:
Devices employing high energy gyrating electron beams for generating high power microwave radiation at centimeter and millimeter wavelengths are finding greater and greater use in major doe sponsored research. of special interest, for example, is the idea of using gyroklystrons operating at 10 hz to… More

FAR FIELD RADIATION PATTERNS IN THE PRESENCE OF AIR BREAKDOWN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Barton M Goldstein
Award Amount: $49,972.00
Abstract:
Models are developed for the initiation of breakdown in the field of a microwave antenna. breakdown and propagation of phased arrays are modeled as well as single antenna sources.

INTEGRATED CASE STRUCTURE/EXTERNAL PROTECTION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Steve F Stone
Award Amount: $49,922.00
Abstract:
Mrc proposes to develop and fabricate a highly innovative solid booster motorcase, skirt and pbv integral external protection material (iepm) which provides (1) light weight, (2) handling protection, (3) structural load carrying capability, (4) nuclear induced debris, thermal flash (tf) and x-ray… More

COMPREHENSIVE CONTROL OF A TOKAMAK FUSION REACTOR UTILIZING OPTIMAL CONTROL THEORY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Marc A Firestone , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,352.00

INNOVATIVE IN-BORE MOTION DETECTION TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: C David Newlander
Award Amount: $49,993.00

HARDENED INFRARED DETECTORS USING GALLIUM-ARSENIDE/ALUMINUM GALLIUM ARSENIDE SUPERLATTICE TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Arne Kalma
Award Amount: $89,997.00

SIDEBAND SUPPRESSION IN HIGH POWER FREE ELECTRON LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Cheryl J White
Award Amount: $64,925.00

HARDENED INFRARED DETECTORS USING GALLIUM-ARSENIDE/ALUMINUM GALLIUM ARSENIDE SUPERLATTICE TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Arne Kalma
Award Amount: $494,000.00
Abstract:
The feasibility of using gaas/algaas superlattice structures is being investigated to fabricate high performance infrared detectors that are hard to both gamma flux and total ionizing dose environments. analysis is being performed on the hardness of several design concepts for infrared detectors… More

SIDEBAND SUPPRESSION IN HIGH POWER FREE ELECTRON LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Cheryl J White
Award Amount: $695,000.00
Abstract:
A self-regenerative feedback technique is being investigatedto suppress the formation of sidebands that limit the spectral brightness and general performance of present high-power free electron lasers (fels). this technique does not involve intra-cavity components that suffer loss damage due to high… More

COMPREHENSIVE CONTROL OF A TOKAMAK FUSION REACTOR UTILIZING OPTIMAL CONTROL THEORY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Marc A Firestone , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,916.00
Abstract:
The control of tokamak fusion reactors requires a qualitatively more advanced control concept than that used on present devices. a tokamak control strategy must deal with strongly coupled parameters in a multi-input/output system. the approach used in this project unites electromagnetic equilibrium,… More

SURVEY OF TRANSIT-TIME AMPLIFIERS FOR APPLICATIONS TO HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS ACCELERATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $43,950.00
Abstract:
High power transit-time amplifiers are a new class of rf source that converts the kinetic energy of an electron beam into rf radiation in a very efficient way. when the beam crosses the cavity of proper dimensions, it will interact with a single cavity mode thereby radiating coherently at the mode's… More

AN NWE PROPAGATION SIMULATOR FOR HF TRANSCEIVERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Blair Sawyer
Award Amount: $59,182.00
Abstract:
Mission research corporation (mrc) proposes to build hf-neps, an hf channel simulator for bench-top testing of hf transceivers. the simulator would distort and delay analog hf signals as if these had passed through ionospheric regions disturbed by high altitude nuclear explosions. the frequency… More

INSTRUMENTATION OF LOGIC UPSET DETECTION IN TRANSIENT ENVIRONMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David R Alexander
Award Amount: $62,186.00
Abstract:
A test instrumentation system is proposed for the detection and isolation of upset faults produced by transient radiation in vhsic class asics and general purpose microcircuits. the proposed system is composed of a high speed work station, a portabletester, and a separable test head containing the… More

VHDL SIMULATION FOR ADA SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Louis Baker
Award Amount: $49,952.00
Abstract:
We propose a generic methodology for simulating microprocessor behavior in an ada environment vhdl specification of the microprocessor characteristics.

ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS WITHIN A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator: Paul R Trybus
Award Amount: $49,983.00
Abstract:
Mrc proposes to develop a safety performance indicator (pi) of the electromagnetic (em) protection status of a nuclear power plant (npp). we believe that such a pi is needed because: (1) em environmental pollution is on the increase,(2) additional em threats must be evaluated, and (3) disruption of… More

PLASMA DRIVEN WATER SHOCK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Gary R Hess
Award Amount: $54,153.00

CROSSED-FIELD WIGGLER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Scott A Von Laven
Award Amount: $62,791.00

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A TWO-STAGE FEL FOR THE NSWC THOR GENERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John A Pasour
Award Amount: $55,285.00

HIGH POWER DEMONSTRATION OF A NOVEL BLUE-GREEN SEMICONDUCTOR LASER FOR TACTICAL AIRBORNE LASER COMMUNICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Cheryl J White
Award Amount: $63,793.00

INTEGRATED BALLISTIC CASUALTY REDUCTION AND BALLISTIC PROTECTION MODEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert D Eisler
Award Amount: $49,992.00

LASER RADAR MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR ROADSIDE ENCROACHMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: James P. Karins
Award Amount: $48,955.00

EFFECT OF COATINGS AND PROCESSING ON FAILURE MECHANISMS OF POLYCARBONATE MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert D Eisler
Award Amount: $749,993.00
Abstract:
Material requirements for transparent armor include optical clarity over a range of wavelengths, impact resistance, and manifestation of ductile failure when the component is subject to impact. this last requirement includes resistance to crack propagation and spallation and the predominance of… More

INNOVATIVE IN-BORE MOTION DETECTION TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: C David Newlander
Award Amount: $547,940.00
Abstract:
Mission research corporation proposes a phase i sbir effort to initiate the development of an innovative in-bore motion detection system for use with tank and artillery barrels. this will be accomplished by reviewing the current state of the art in detection systems, determining the army… More

HIGH POWER DEMONSTRATION OF A NOVEL BLUE-GREEN SEMICONDUCTOR LASER FOR TACTICAL AIRBORNE LASER COMMUNICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Cheryl J White
Award Amount: $263,300.00
Abstract:
Mission research corporation proposes a novel semiconductor laser for tactical airborne laser communications. the approach involves a vertical cavity, surface emitting laser with a resonant periodic gain (rpg) medium which is a unique quantum well configuration.

PLASMA DRIVEN WATER SHOCK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Gary R Hess
Award Amount: $646,757.00
Abstract:
Development of a high fidelity, high energy density water shock simulator appears feasible. mission research corporation (mrc), with the assistance of the new mexico engineering research institute (nmeri), proposes to develop an electrical water shock simulator where an electrical discharge across a… More

LASER RADAR MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR ROADSIDE ENCROACHMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: James P. Karins
Award Amount: $283,794.00
Abstract:
We propose a research and development program to design a laser radar system for measuring roadside encroachment. a sequence of laser pulses is used to determine the vehicle's velocity, an x-y position map, and the distance from the measurement system. the roadside encroachment position is… More

RF SEEKER NEAR FIELD MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Smith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,308.00
Abstract:
A feasibility study of a rf-seeker, near-field measurement system, based upon newly established electro-optic (eo) technology, is proposed. the new eo approach represents a substantial improvement upon conventional eo field measurement technology, particularly in the areaof nonperturbation of the rf… More

HARDENING GALLIUM ARSENIDE MONOLITHIC MICROWAVE INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AGAINST ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE...

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: John Mcadoo , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,043.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to develop techniques for protecting gallium arsenide monolithic microwave integrated circuits from damage due to the reception of electromagnetic pulses on theinput signal lines. protection devices are to be built on to the monolithic chips containing fragile receiver… More

NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF STRUCTURAL DEFECTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Amiya Chatterjee , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,980.00
Abstract:
Quality control of composites is vital for theirsafe use in various fields. the recent introduction of a low cost pressure sensor using a fierce sensitive resistor (fsr), makes it possible to develop a cost effective, real time monitoring device for composites during the manufacturing phase. the… More

THE PHASE-LOCKED MAGNETRON ARRAY: A PRACTICAL RF SOURCE FORTHE NEXT LINEAR COLLIDER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard S Smith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,987.00
Abstract:
A phase-locked magnetron array is planned as an rf-source for the next linear collider (nlc) at the stanford linear accelerator center. the planned array consists of a large number (about 60) of moderate power (about 5 mw), short pulselength (about 100 ns), very efficient (about 70%), verysimple… More

BTO HIGH POWER MICROWAVE SOURCE FOR NSWC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael A Mostrom , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,868.00
Abstract:
Mission research corporation (mrc) proposes to investigate the feasibility of developing, and implementing at nswc, a new compact and low-weight high-power micro-wave generator. this device uses an electron beam to excite nonaxisymmetric modes in a cavity via its transverse oscillation, and the… More

A NONPERTURBING ELECTRIC FIELD PROBE FOR ACCELERATOR APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael Bollen , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,985.00
Abstract:
A radio frequency (rf) electric field sensor is being designed that is nonperturbing and can be used in the high electric field gradients that will exist in tev accelerator cavities. the electric field is detected by passing laser light through an all-dielectric probe consisting of a thin… More

BURIED MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENT FOR DETERMINING THE SIZE OF UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldman , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $58,055.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to determine the hydrodynamic yield of underground tests using electromagnetic means. in phase i, we will study and review the sources of electromagnetic emanations from the device and the associated cabling. we will also analyze the propagation and interference effects… More

DIAGNOSTIC TOOL FOR HIGH-POWER MICROWAVE (HPM) CHARACTERIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Smith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,508.00

MILLIMETER-WAVE CHAFF

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert J. Puskar
Award Amount: $56,228.00

Artificial Intelligence Applications to Navy Avioni

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George B Chapman , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $59,926.00

INSTRUMENTATION-DEVELOPMENT OF PORTABLE MEMORY RADIATION EFFECTS TESTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: H Jake Tausch , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $65,757.00

DEVELOPMENT OF AN RF CURRENT MONITOR TO MEASURE CURRENTS INDUCED IN THE HUMAN BODY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr John Pasour , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,164.00

AURORA RISE TIME SHARPENING WITH INDUCTIVE EROSION IN PRE-IONIZED PLASMA CHANNEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Khanh Nguyen , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,879.00

AURORA HIGH-POWER MICROWAVE GENERATION WITH PLASMA WAKEFIELD RELATIVISTIC KLYSTRON (PWRK)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Khanh Nguyen , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,998.00

A SENSITIVE AND NONPERTURBING ELECTRON DENSITY DIAGNOSTIC FOR RF SOURCES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard S Smith , Principal
Award Amount: $38,127.00

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A TWO-STAGE FEL FOR THE NSWC THOR GENERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John A Pasour
Award Amount: $499,777.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed program is to develop a high-power free-electron laser (fel) to be driven by a new electron accelerator at nswc. this accelerator, called thor, is capable of operation at 3 mv and 1 ka for a duration of 1 microsec. an efficient (fel) for this accelerator would consequently… More

INTEGRATED BALLISTIC CASUALTY REDUCTION AND BALLISTIC PROTECTION MODEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert D Eisler
Award Amount: $249,958.00
Abstract:
The phase i effort will select existing ballistic penetration codes and develop casualty models of penetrating wound and blunt trama injuries. a plan for model integration and optimization will be developed that will be implemented in phase ii. the phase ii code will enable designers and… More

DEVELOPMENT OF AN RF CURRENT MONITOR TO MEASURE CURRENTS INDUCED IN THE HUMAN BODY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr John Pasour , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $497,420.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed program is to develop a current monitor suitable for measuring rf currents induced in the human body. it has been found that currents of hundreds of milliamps can be induced in a standing human exposed to vertically-polarized rf electric fields at a level of 1 mw/cm2 in the… More

INSTRUMENTATION-DEVELOPMENT OF PORTABLE MEMORY RADIATION EFFECTS TESTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: H Jake Tausch , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,753.00
Abstract:
Under this effort, we will develop a portable memory tester uniquely designed to perform the types of tests required for radiation effects characterization. specifically, it will perform tests to charaterize single event phenomena (sep), total dose ionizing effects, dose rate, and rapid annealing… More

A SENSITIVE AND NONPERTURBING ELECTRON DENSITY DIAGNOSTIC FOR RF SOURCES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard S Smith , Principal
Award Amount: $499,906.00
Abstract:
The multiphase objective of this project is to dramatically upgrade in sensitivity a recently demonstrated optical electron-density bunching measurement technique and to develop a bunching diagnostic system that will be useful fora number of radio frequency (rf) linear accelerator sources. the… More

AURORA RISE TIME SHARPENING WITH INDUCTIVE EROSION IN PRE-IONIZED PLASMA CHANNEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Khanh Nguyen , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $398,484.00
Abstract:
A research program to analyze and to demonstrate the feasibility of a new technique to sharpen the beam pulse rise time of the aurora flash gamma ray simulator is proposed. this technique employs the inductive erosion phenomena to erode the current rise time of the aurora beam pulse, by propagating… More

DIAGNOSTIC TOOL FOR HIGH-POWER MICROWAVE (HPM) CHARACTERIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Smith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $416,556.00
Abstract:
We propose phase i of an effort which will result in a non-perturbing rf electric field probe capable of covering the power intensity range of 10 to 1000 w/cm(2), at frequencies between 100 mhz and 10 ghz, with sufficient bandwidth and linearity to measure hpm pule shapes. our approach will be to… More

FRACTAL MODELING OF SPALL CHARACTERISTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Louis Baker
Award Amount: $59,400.00
Abstract:
Models for fragmentation and debris modeling have heretofore been largely empirical and ad hoc. it is proposed here to develop a model for fragmentation with a firm theoretical basis. this model will be based upon the demonstrated fractal properties of fracture.

DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS FOR CHARACTERIZING ELECTORMAGNETIC IMPULSE RADIATION FIELDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Smith
Award Amount: $52,656.00
Abstract:
Electromagnetic pulses having rise and fall times as short as 10 ps and pulse durations from 100 ps to 10 ns are useful for air force applications ranging from impulse radar to ultrawideband (uwb) weapon systems. in order to develop these systems and evaluate their effectiveness, it is essential to… More

SECURE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS BASED ON ENCODING OF CHAOTIC CARRIERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: J. Henley
Award Amount: $46,365.00
Abstract:
Scaled probabilistic methods of nonlinear signal processing have been shown to be capable of separating known nonlinear signals from noise at very poor signal to noise ratios. second, these methods can restore the nonlinear signal, even if it has been distorted in some ways, such as by suppressing… More

"A PULSE FORMING NETWORK FOR AN EXPENDABLE PULSE GENERATOR."

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. John H. Mcadoo
Award Amount: $48,753.00
Abstract:
A feasibility study for a compact high-power broadband pulse forming network is proposed. the network will consist of a 1-kj capacitor bank and passive pulse shaping elements. the circuit will be capable of discharging the entire kj,either as a single 100-gw 10-ns pulse or as a series of 10 ns… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A STATISTICAL FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING THE IDENTIFICATION OF SEISMIC EVENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Mark Fisk
Award Amount: $59,812.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of the darpa nuclear monitoring program is to monitor small or clandestine underground nuclear tests. this requires that we are able to detect, locate and identify decoupled 1 kt explosions (equivalent to magnitude 2.5). regional identification of small seismic events is a… More

"Repetitive, Energetic, Plasma Projector System (REppS) ."

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mr. Gary R. Hess
Award Amount: $59,986.00
Abstract:
1Scientists at Mission Research Corporation (MRC) have developed a concept for a sound projector (Repetitive Energetic Plasma Projector System (REPPS) which may have sonar countermeasure applications. The projector would utilize the well-known technique of an electrical discharge in water to produce… More

ONLINE, QUASI-STATIONARY, CHANNEL IMPULSE RESONSE MODEL FOR NUCLEAR DISTURBED RF PROPAGATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Scott M. Frasier
Award Amount: $57,033.00
Abstract:
We propose to investigate the feasibility of an online, channel impulse response model for rf propagation through nuclear-distrubed ionoshperes. the proposed model would generate realizations of the received signals at a set of antennas by linearly combining independent random variable. the correct… More

"UNOBTRUSIVE AIR CHEMISTRY DIAGNOSTICS FOR AURORA."

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard S. Smith
Award Amount: $48,704.00
Abstract:
We propose to investigate the feasibility of using improved and enhanced versions of a previously demonstrated (by ourselves) microwave-interferometer to provide a permanently available, turn-key, and unobtrusive air-chemistry diagnostic system for aurora. in task 1 we will down-select from a large… More

"NON-PERTURBING TIME DEPENDENT ELECTRON BEAM DENSITY DIAGNOSTIC."

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard S. Smith
Award Amount: $49,652.00
Abstract:
We propose to investigate the use of sensitive and non-perturbing optical techniques to measure time-dependent electron beam densities, particularly in vacuum rf sources. our approach involves new and innovative implementations of a previously demonstrated optical frequency-domain technique, called… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A HARDNESS ASSURANCE THROUGHPUT OPTIMIZED TESTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: H. Jake Tausch
Award Amount: $52,788.00

AN ION PROBE FOR TIGHTLY-FOCUSED CHARGED PARTICLE BEAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. John A. Pasour
Award Amount: $50,000.00

PARALLELIZATION STRATEGIES FOR SMOOTH-PARTICLE HYDRODYNAMICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas P. Hughes
Award Amount: $50,000.00

LONG WAVE LENGTH LASER DETECTION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

AURORA HIGH-POWER MICROWAVE GENERATION WITH PLASMA WAKEFIELD RELATIVISTIC KLYSTRON (PWRK)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Khanh Nguyen , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $474,134.00
Abstract:
The aurora facility has great potential as a high-power microwave facility. record high microwave power and energy could be achieved, if only a small fraction of the 3.6 tw electron beam power on each of the four output lines can be coupled out. to achieve this objective, we propose a new concept to… More

AN ION PROBE FOR TIGHTLY-FOCUSED CHARGED PARTICLE BEAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. John A. Pasour
Award Amount: $499,694.00
Abstract:
This project plans to develop a novel, nonperturbing diagnostic to measure the position, radius, length, and/or charge distribution of tightly-focused, charged particle beams. this diagnostic employs a low energy ( 50 kev), low current ( 1mua) stream of ions to probe the charged particle beam. the… More

PARALLELIZATION STRATEGIES FOR SMOOTH-PARTICLE HYDRODYNAMICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas P. Hughes
Award Amount: $499,313.00
Abstract:
The technique of smooth-particle hydrodynamics (sph) has proved to be very useful in treating certain classes of hydrodynamics problems, including three-dimensional modeling of implosions and explosions, laser-target interactions, and high velocity impact. in three-dimensional modeling, sph has… More

Finite Difference-Time Domain Propagation in Randomly Structured Ionization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: L. J. Nickisch
Award Amount: $59,788.00
Abstract:
The accurate characterization of rf signal structure due to propagation through the nuclear disturbed ionosphere is essential for the performance assessment of, and mitigation development for, communications and radar systems. tractable solutions to the governing equations have been found for many… More

Analysis, Mitigation, and Testing Capability for Antenna Tracking in Disturbed Propagation Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Brian R. Milner
Award Amount: $59,448.00
Abstract:
Antenna tracking systems for satellite communications links are subject to performance degradation in the presence of signal propagation disturbances. the extent of this degradation and the corresponding sensitivity to tracking system configurations and design parameters has not been quantified.… More

Improved Individual Ballistic Protective Fibers/Material Systems for Body Armor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mr. Robert Eisler
Award Amount: $59,881.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort incorporates an anlalytical approach to support development and optimization of an improved individual ballistic protective material system for body armor which incorporates poly vinyl alcohol (PVA) fibers. The approach relies on a hierarchy of analytical models describing the… More

Aerial Refueling Communication Using Solar Blind Ultraviolet Radiation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Barry G. Charles
Award Amount: $56,055.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation (MRC) proposes to analyze and develop and aerial refueling communication system that uses Solar Blind Ultraviolet (SBUV) radiation, from 220 to 280 nm, as the communication carrier. The advantage of SBUV is that the propagated links can be both non-line-of-sight (NLOS)… More

Modifications of THOR for IR FEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John A Pasour
Award Amount: $61,083.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed program is to perform a feasibility study and develop a design for modifying the THOR electron accelerator at NSWC. The modification is required to enable THOR to drive a high-power free-electron laser (FEL) in the infrared. Research is underway to use THOR to drive a 94-GHz… More

Flare Plume RCS Enhancement for Multi-Spectral Decoy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Robert J. Puskar
Award Amount: $58,692.00
Abstract:
Interest in the use of expendables as a passive ECM for aircraft self-protection has increased dramatically in the past few years. One of the important remaining problems is that of obtaining or producing multi-spectral signatures for the expendables or decoys. Currently, separate expendable devices… More

LONG WAVE LENGTH LASER DETECTION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Cheryl J White
Award Amount: $49,966.00
Abstract:
Advanced semiconductor devices require precision process control of layer thickness and doping concentrations during epitaxial crystal growth. mission research corp. (mrc) and the university of new mexico's (unm) center for high technology materials (chtm) are researching a robust, simple,… More

Automated Detection of Ship Tracks in Multispectral Satellite Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark D. Fisk
Award Amount: $59,972.00

MAGNETRON ARRAYS FOR LINEAR COLLIDERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard S Smith Iii
Award Amount: $70,303.00

Artificial Intelligence Applications to Navy Avioni

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George B Chapman , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $743,681.00
Abstract:
The addition of increasingly complex acoustic, non-acoustic asw, target detection, and tracking equipment on navy helicopters has greatly increased asw crew workload. the incorporation of artificial intelligence techniques can help reduce aircrew workload in the area of air, surface, and sub-surface… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A HARDNESS ASSURANCE THROUGHPUT OPTIMIZED TESTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: H. Jake Tausch
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
Integrated circuit (ic) production lines operating under mil-i-38535 have radiation harness assurance (rha) and reliability designed and built into their technology. hardness and reliability are maintained by applying statistical process controls (spcs) to test structures fabricated alongside… More

MAGNETRON ARRAYS FOR LINEAR COLLIDERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard S Smith Iii
Award Amount: $599,925.00
Abstract:
A magnetron phase-priming method, distinct from injection- or phase-locking techniques, will be explored in phase i as a means of controlling the starting phase of magnetron arrays for use in radio frequency (rf) linear accelerators (inacs)at high gains (low phase-priming rf power). several… More

BLIND CHANNEL IDENTIFICATION AND EQUALIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Chad M Spooner
Award Amount: $64,850.00
Abstract:
A feasibility study for the development of a blind channel identifier/equalizer (bcie) for applications in commercial digital communication systems is being performed. the bcie will be suitable for use on digital communication signals such as bpsk, qpsk, m-psk, and m-ary qam, that are corrupted by… More

Remote Determination of Composite Chemical Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. William F. Mcdonald
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
The capability of using fiber optics to monitor cure in polymer matrix composite materials has received continued attention since the concept of using fiber optics and spectroscopy methods to identify molecular moieties was first demonstrated in 1983. In the past 10 years, many advancements have… More

Miniaturized Infrared Spectrometer for Body Chemistry Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Douglas Moore
Award Amount: $99,940.00
Abstract:
MRC proposes to develop a miniaturized infrared-based sensor for monitoring patient body chemistry in the field or at remote sites. The instrument performs chemometric analysis on infrared spectra to identify blood chemical concentrations. Key features of the instrument are its portability,… More

Blind Adaptive Frequency-Shift Filtering for Cochannel Interference Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. William A Brown Iii
Award Amount: $67,475.00
Abstract:
The objectives of this project are to comparatively evaluate four methods (three of which we have recently devised) for blind adaption of frequency-shift filters. These filters exploit the spectral redundancy exhibited by cyclostationary communication signals to separate spectrally overlapping… More

Assessment of Techniques for Nuclear Testing that Evades Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: William Wortman
Award Amount: $98,139.00
Abstract:
Clandestine testing of prototype devices is a high priority for a developing nuclear weapons. A deterrent against proliferation of nuclear weapons can be detection of such tests. Limited technical capabilities of developing nations mean clandestine weapons tests may be detonated slightly above or… More

Broad Band Phased Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Errol English
Award Amount: $77,611.00

LONG WAVE LENGTH LASER DETECTION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $733,626.00

Automated Detection of Ship Tracks in Multispectral Satellite Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark D. Fisk
Award Amount: $748,541.00
Abstract:
Under a variety of conditions, effluents from ship stacks can enhance reflectively of shallow layer clouds in such a way that the presence of ships can be detected in daytime satellite images. Multispecial observations from AVHRR abroad NOAA polar orbiting satellites have been used to identify ship… More

Broad Band Phased Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Errol English
Award Amount: $1,464,247.00
Abstract:
The design and development of the radiating portion of broad band active element phased arrays has not kept pace with the development of microwave integrated circuits. The commonly used "Vivaldi Notch" arrays are large, expensive, prone to manufacturing tolerance problems and their impedance can… More

Frequency-Tunable, Compact High-Power Microwave Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. John A. Pasour
Award Amount: $76,187.00
Abstract:
We propose to analyze, design, and develop a frequency-agile high-power microwave (HPM) source. This source will be light-weight, compact, and efficient. It will be able to be tuned rapidly by varying only an external magnetic field. We have performed initial analyses which demonstrate a 20%… More

Portable Near-Field Antenna Scanner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard R. Smith
Award Amount: $67,081.00
Abstract:
A highly innovative, but, nevertheless, low risk, near field measurement system approach is proposed which will cost = $50K for a truly portable system, including the probe position-scanning apparatus (for small to medium sized antennas). The approach uses extremely light-weight probes and cables to… More

Armament Research - FDTD Simulation for Development of Smart Weapon Fuzes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Leo C. Kempel
Award Amount: $59,954.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation (MRC) proposes an effort culminating in a full three-dimensional Finite Difference-Time Domain (FDTD) analysis capability specifically deigned for very short pulse, high intensity Radio Frequency (RF) signals which are allowed to propagate through typical building… More

Miniature Voltage and Current Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. John A. Pasour
Award Amount: $76,874.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop miniature voltage and current sensors that are highly optimized for use in the monitoring of wideband signals induced in high-density electronic circuits in harsh environments. The sensors will be capable of measuring signals from at least 300 kHz to 1 GHz with voltage and… More

Environmental Interaction for EOSAEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. John P. Kennealy
Award Amount: $69,930.00
Abstract:
MRC proposes to develop a Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the Army's EOSAEL atmospheric code library. MRC will draw on its extensive knowledge gained during its ongoing implementation of the Air Force's Phillips Laboratory Expert Unified Software (PLEXUS) suite; a collection of… More

Data Management and Satellite Relay for Environmental Research Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Fisk
Award Amount: $67,965.00
Abstract:
Long duration flights and human safety motivate the use of remotely piloted aircraft for many environmental research and surveillance activities. Remote-sensing applications require a complete system for real-time operations, in-flight data acquisition, storage and telemetry, and ground-based… More

Anechoic Chamber Computer Software Model Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Leo C. Kempel, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $77,952.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation (MRC) proposes the investigation of computational methods which would simplify the design of custom absorber arrangement within an anechoic chamber without the need for extensive measurements. The principal goal of this effort is to reduce the time necessary for test… More

General Data Acquisition System for Infrared Focal Plane Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Tostanoski , Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $49,949.00
Abstract:
A low-cost solution to the problem of testing diverse focal plane array types is needed but currently not available. Continued growth in the number of types of focal plane arrays indicate a market for a general data acquisition system for focal plane arrays within the focal plane array… More

Fiber Optic Rf Probe for Hyperthermia

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richard Smith
Award Amount: $99,076.00
Abstract:
Dramatic extensions of a recently-demonstrated, electro-optic, radiated- RF-field probe concept areallow RF field measurements in RF hyperthermia therapy and other important health-related applicatiomethod employs optical-phase-modulating transducers to measure the amplitudes of single RF field… More

Low Cost, Low RCS Antenna for Radio Frequency Anechoic Chambers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas W. Kornbau
Award Amount: $57,912.00

Multipurpose Radio Frequency (RF) Test Antenna Coupler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Errol K. English
Award Amount: $58,776.00

A NOVEL FIELD PROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAY FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr. David G. Mavis
Award Amount: $78,932.00

EYESAFE LASER THREAT WARNING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Al Torres
Award Amount: $69,916.00

Time Domain Reflectometry Measurements Of Soil Moisture For Initialization Of Prognostic Meoscale Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Craig J. Tremback , Sr. Scientist/engineer
Award Amount: $69,974.00

Predictions of Magnetic Activity Induced Hazards to Ground and Space Assets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Nelson Maynard
Award Amount: $64,966.00

Concepts and Techniques to Quantify RF Induced Current and RF Burn Hazards for Humans

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. John A. Pasour
Award Amount: $68,952.00

New Microwave Dielectric Ceramic Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Scott Swartz
Award Amount: $64,943.00

Improved Solid State Neutron Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rudy Goldflam
Award Amount: $69,015.00

Virtual Prototyping for Personal Protective Equipment and Work Places

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert D. Eisler
Award Amount: $69,587.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort will develop a virtual prototyping tool that can be used to design equipment which protects the individual from ballistic insult, penetrating wounds, blunt trauma, and crushing injuries. In addition, the developed tool will support design of the spaces in which individuals work,… More

Laser Beamrider Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Al Torres
Award Amount: $69,405.00
Abstract:
A unique and novel laser beamrider detection system is proposed to detect and classify these type of missile systems. The concept uses state of the art silicon APDs as the primary detectors which are coupled to fiber optics to provide an FOV of 10 degrees conical. Approach 1 uses a Missile… More

Multipurpose Radio Frequency (RF) Test Antenna Coupler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Errol K. English
Award Amount: $732,412.00
Abstract:
A compact antenna testing device is proposed. A Multipurpose RF Test Antenna Coupler is placed over the antenna under test and simulates distant signals incoming at various incidence angles. The proposed device is similar to a radome with an array of active radiating elements embedded inside, or on… More

Low Cost, Low RCS Antenna for Radio Frequency Anechoic Chambers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas W. Kornbau
Award Amount: $730,713.00
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is a preliminary design of a low RCS, low cost, controllable antenna system for use in RF anechoic chambers. The antenna technology proposed has been proven to work for Low Observable (LO) aircraft applications. The proposed utilization for chamber operation will… More

High Power Multi-Layer Frequency Selective Filters Phase I Basic Effort

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Errol English
Award Amount: $69,967.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation will develop design techniques for Frequency Selective Filter ( FSF ) radomes with special emphasis on high power applications. Three different FSF radomes will be designed: band pass, low pass, and compensated low pass. Electromagnetic calculations will be performed… More

Application of Adaptive Array Processing to Cellular Base Station Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Chad Spooner
Award Amount: $98,797.00
Abstract:
A Phase I effort to identify frequency reuse plans, array geometries and antenna characteristics, space-time filtering structures, and adaptive algorithms suitable for use on a cellular radio base station to provide range extension and capacity enhancement is proposed. The effort focuses on… More

Evaluation of Environmental Effects on GPS Navigation Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian R. Milner
Award Amount: $99,953.00
Abstract:
In this paper the development of a foam column scattering code is proposed, suitable for indoor and outdoor simulations, and accounting for interactions between support columns, ground and target. To specify the geometry, the code will use a graphical interface with CAD modeling of the columns,… More

Triaxial Klystron Amplifier for Advanced RF Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. John A. Pasour , Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $71,045.00
Abstract:
40682 Mission Research Corporation The next generation of radio-frequency particle colliders will require an enormous amount of microwave power, on the order of one trillion watts total, at a frequency at least four times higher than existing accelerators. Using scaled versions of existing… More

A Light Scattering Based Sensor for On-Line Monitoring of Fiber Diameter Distribution During Fiberglass Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Scott A. Schaub , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $71,589.00

Educational Instructional Modules 'Apollo 2000'

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. George Chapman , Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $71,015.00

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Foam Column Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffery A. Berrie
Award Amount: $79,994.00

Time Domain Reflectometry Measurements Of Soil Moisture For Initialization Of Prognostic Meoscale Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Craig J. Tremback , Sr. Scientist/engineer
Award Amount: $599,932.00

Development of an Urban Warfare Virtual Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert D. Eisler
Award Amount: $67,084.00

MECHANISMS OF NOVEL NATURAL ANTITUBURCULOSIS ACTIVITIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Fisk , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $449,871.00

A NOVEL FIELD PROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAY FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr. David G. Mavis
Award Amount: $750,184.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation proposes the development of a unique FPGA (field programmable gate array) for applications in space and other military and civilian environments requiring the versatility of reconfigurability with retention of the configuration in an unpowered state. The FPGA will be… More

EYESAFE LASER THREAT WARNING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Al Torres
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research proposal is submitted in response to the Eyesafe Laser Threat Warning (ESLTW) Capability solicitation, N95-004. The concept described is driven by the goal to provide Laser Threat Warning (LTW) with Angle of Arrival (AOA) accuracy sufficient for… More

Improved Solid State Neutron Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rudy Goldflam
Award Amount: $627,515.00
Abstract:
A compact, light weight, hand-portable, battery powered, room temperature, solid state, fast neutron detector is proposed. It will register 1 - 2 counts per minute in a neutron field of 0.01 mrem/hr, being an order of magnitude more efficient, and much less bulky, than the current RADIAC detector. … More

Concepts and Techniques to Quantify RF Induced Current and RF Burn Hazards for Humans

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. John A. Pasour
Award Amount: $749,241.00
Abstract:
We propose a comprehensive program to develop reliable techniques for predicting the RF current and RF burn hazards that exist in RF radiation (RFR) environments. The work is motivated by a combination of the ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1992 standard governing human exposure to RFR and the large RFR fields… More

Development of an Urban Warfare Virtual Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert D. Eisler
Award Amount: $742,095.00
Abstract:
The fundamental issues in the first Phase of this project are the real-time computation, rendering, and propagation of weapons effects and interaction of the propogated effects with personnel and buiding structural integrity. While the terminal effects of many weapon systems are well established,… More

Digital Multifunction Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Leo Kempl, Phd
Award Amount: $97,060.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation (MRC), in cooperation with Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) researchers, is interested in developing a state-of-the-art computational electromagnetics (CEM) modeling package designed to accurately and efficiently predict the radiation properties of planar, singly, or… More

High Resolution Wind Forecasts Using Multi-Sensor Satellite Surface Characterization Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Bruce L. Bauer
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation (MRC) will develop a near real-time high resolution multi-sensor satellite surface characterization retrieval aand mesoscale model assimilation technique to predict land surface efffects on atmospheric dynamics. We will include time-varying land cover characteristics… More

Fiber Optic Microwave Transmission System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard S. Smith, Iii
Award Amount: $69,405.00
Abstract:
Several prototype, 1-18-GHz, fiber-optic links meeting many of the solicitation requirements have been reported, and one complete, 15-GHz-bandwidth link is currently commercially available. Other links meeting most of these requirements can be readily assembled using… More

Innovative C4I Technologies: Secure Encryption and Hiding of Intelligence Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jiri Fridrich
Award Amount: $89,045.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation (MRC) proposes to develop robust, effective, fast, and secure methods for hiding secret information inside digital images. The methods will be particularly useful for secure intelligence data handling, secure transmission of data over public channels, secure archival of… More

Elimination of Pulse Shortening in High Power Microwave Tubes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Pasour
Award Amount: $96,855.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed program is to determine the most important sources of pulse shortening in high-power microwave (HPM) sources, to develop techniques to overcome these pulse shortening problems, and to develop a detailed design and evaluation of a 2 - kJ/pulse HPM source and pulsed-power… More

Electromagnetic Environment Sensing/Recording System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard S. Smith Iii
Award Amount: $98,796.00
Abstract:
An aircraft electromagnetic environment sensing and recording (EMESR) system is proposed which uses several optical techniques to achieve substantial savings in size, weight, power consumption, and cost over conventional EMESR system approaches. Although highly innovative, the proposed optical… More

Fully Equivalent Operational Model of SMMARC Chemistry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey A. Shorter
Award Amount: $99,945.00
Abstract:
The impacts of nuclear weapons effect can now only be simulated through the use of very complex and computationally intensive models. This limits the ability to perform thorough engagement investigations. Attempts to reduce model run times have previously traded prediction fidelity for speed… More

GENERIC MULTIMEDIA TRAINING MODULE - GMT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George B. Chapman
Award Amount: $67,557.00
Abstract:
Embedded training is required to efficiently and cost-effecitvely train Fleet personnel in the use of application software. Multimedia training tools provide an interactive, rapid, and stimulating environment to train Fleet personnel in the operation of application software. Our approach is to… More

Feasibility of Non-Intrusive and Remote Identification of Chemical Contaminants Using Ground Penetrating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Aka Finci
Award Amount: $96,689.00
Abstract:
Recent environmental consciousness made it more and more important to detect and locate various kinds of objects, as well as areas and volumes of materials/contaminants with different electrical and chemical properties beneath the earth's surface. Among the targets we can count military explosives,… More

A Unique Low-Frequency Ultra-Wideband Antenna System Designed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Errol English
Award Amount: $99,963.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation (MRC) proposes the study of a unique low-frequency Ultra-Wideband (UWB) antenna system. UWB systems have a variety of important military, as well as civilian, uses. UWB devices will be used to provide reconnaissance both close-in and at stand-off ranges. Such sensors… More

Remote Sound Sensing to Detect and Characterize Deeply Buried Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jerry Cole
Award Amount: $98,885.00
Abstract:
Discovering, locating, and characterizing foreign buried facilities remotely is a high National priority. Most buried facility has machinery that emits acoustic energy through outside vents that possibly has uniquely identifiable spectra. MRC has a novel proprietary laser sensor for remote sound… More

Feasibility of Detection and Location of Buried Metallic and Non-Metallic Objects using Laser-Based Thermal Wave Echo Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Scott A. Schaub
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
In this research we propose evaluating the feasibility of adapting thermal wave echo imaging to the detection of buried metallic and non-metallic objects. The technique relies on monitoring the surface temperature distribution of the soil resulting from the propagation of a thermal energy pulse. … More

Design, Placement and Radiation Patterns of Ferrite Patch Conformal Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Leo Kempel
Award Amount: $749,986.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR project, a very flexible conformal patch antenna design computer program will be developed. It will be capable of analysis of printed antennas on planar, singly, and doubly curved surfaces. These antennas are printed on a substrate, may include a superstrate cover, and may be fed via… More

A Light Scattering Based Sensor for On-Line Monitoring of Fiber Diameter Distribution During Fiberglass Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Scott A. Schaub , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $561,744.00
Abstract:
40348 November 12, 1996 Mission Research Corporation The fiberglass industry, which continues to satisfy the bulk of the world¿s insulation needs, lacks the advanced instrumentation necessary for performing on-line fiber diameter distribution… More

Educational Instructional Modules 'Apollo 2000'

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. George Chapman , Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $749,789.00
Abstract:
40529 November 12, 1996 Mission research Corporation New methods are required to successfully teach science and mathematics to students of all levels (k-6, middle school, high school, and college levels). This project will create a visually appealing… More

VR Quest for Knowledge: A Virtual Reality Learner-Centered

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Barry Grant
Award Amount: $49,976.00
Abstract:
As technological advancements move along at high rates of speed, students who are at-risk due to geographic location and/or economic disadvantage are falling further and further behind students who do not face similar barriers. While these students should be benefiting from the tremendous… More

Miniature Laser Acoustic Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jerry Butman
Award Amount: $98,320.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a novel design for an unattended sensor that uses a laser to detect sound. Its foremost capability is to synthesize a virtual acoustic array that is large and invisible, high in the sky. From this vantage point it would gain line-of-sight access to acoustic sources anywhere… More

Application of Virtual Reality Internet-Based Multimedia

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: George Chapman
Award Amount: $49,941.00
Abstract:
Recent advances in communications, networking, and computer technology have delivered capabilities to today's classroom computers that overwhelm what was considered possible only a few years ago. Advances in desktop virtual reality, real time rendering, and worldwide web Internet linked computers… More

Design, Placement and Radiation Patterns of Ferrite Patch Conformal Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Leo Kempel
Award Amount: $78,251.00

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Foam Column Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffery A. Berrie
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Predictions of Magnetic Activity Induced Hazards to Ground and Space Assets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Nelson Maynard
Award Amount: $293,073.00

IN VIVO CONFOCAL MICROSCOPE IMAGING OF OCULAR TISSUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Koester, charles j
Award Amount: $99,992.00

Development of a Character Simulator for Battlefield Virtual Environments and Prototyping of Protect

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert D. Eisler
Award Amount: $737,439.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort will develop a virtual prototyping tool that can be used to design equipment which protects the individual from ballistic insult, penetrating wounds, blunt trauma, and crushing injuries. In addition, the developed tool will support design of the spaces in which individuals work,… More

Application of Adaptive Array Processing to Cellular Base Station Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Chad Spooner
Award Amount: $374,875.00
Abstract:
A Phase I effort to identify frequency reuse plans, array geometries and antenna characteristics, space-time filtering structures, and adaptive algorithms suitable for use on a cellular radio base station to provide range extension and capacity enhancement is proposed. The effort focuses on… More

Innovative C4I Technologies: Secure Handling of Intelligence Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jiri Fridrich
Award Amount: $644,578.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation (MRC) proposes to develop robust, effective, fast, and secure methods for hiding secret information inside digital images. The methods will be particularly useful for secure intelligence data handling, secure transmission of data over public channels, secure archival of… More

Elimination of Pulse Shortening in High Power Microwave Tubes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Pasour
Award Amount: $761,576.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed program is to determine the most important sources of pulse shortening in high-power microwave (HPM) sources, to develop techniques to overcome these pulse shortening problems, and to develop a detailed design and evaluation of a 2 - kJ/pulse HPM source and pulsed-power… More

Development and Testing of a Low-frequency Ultra-wideband Antenna System Designed for Unmanned Aeria

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Errol English
Award Amount: $749,941.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation (MRC) proposes the study of a unique low-frequency Ultra-Wideband (UWB) antenna system. UWB systems have a variety of important military, as well as civilian, uses. UWB devices will be used to provide reconnaissance both close-in and at stand-off ranges. Such sensors… More

Fiber Optic Rf Probe for Hyperthermia

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richard Smith
Award Amount: $698,219.00
Abstract:
Dramatic extensions of a recently-demonstrated, electro-optic, radiated- RF-field probe concept areallow RF field measurements in RF hyperthermia therapy and other important health-related applicatiomethod employs optical-phase-modulating transducers to measure the amplitudes of single RF field… More

Miniature Laser Acoustic Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jerry Butman
Award Amount: $372,922.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a novel design for an unattended sensor that uses a laser to detect sound. Its foremost capability is to synthesize a virtual acoustic array that is large and invisible, high in the sky. From this vantage point it would gain line-of-sight access to acoustic sources anywhere… More

High Repetition Rate Microwave Modulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NGA
Principal Investigator: Scot R. Fries
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
Several important emerging applications require efficient, high-speed high-duty-cycle, amplitude modulation of high levels of microwave power, with low cost and small size-and-weight. The modulation frequency and average power required for these applications are far beyond the capabilities of… More

Lightning protection for ship topsides fabricated of composite material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Glen R. Salo
Award Amount: $97,197.00
Abstract:
The use of composite materials on the topsides of Navy ships is rapidly increasing sue to efforts to lower and control the ship's Radar Cross Sections (RCS) signature and improve the war-fighting capabilities of the fleet. The introduction of large composite structures greatly increases the threat… More

GAL: A RF Effects Mitigation Technique for Radar and Communication Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Bollen
Award Amount: $99,952.00
Abstract:
Feasibility of a GaAs adjustable limiter (GAL) integrated with a low-noise PHEMT amplifier will be demonstrated. Produced as a monolithic GAL/LNA and incorporated into radar and communication equipment front-ends, it will provide protection from damage and disruption by electromagnetic radiation… More

Compact High-Energy Pulsed Chemical Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Craig C. Jensen
Award Amount: $66,451.00
Abstract:
Chemical Lasers are the most efficient lasers that can provide high-energy laser pulses at the mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and long-wave infrared wavelengths (LWIR). The utility of pulsed chemical lasers (PCL) has been limited by their size, weight and ruggedness. These limitations result from the… More

Active Antenna Design Concept Using Microwave Power Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Burke
Award Amount: $66,528.00
Abstract:
The design of a phased array antenna to be integrated with Microwave Power Module (MPM) is proposed. The array will be scan compensated to maximize the scan volume. It will consist of dipole radiators, balanced feed lines, a planar Marchand balun. The array, not including the microwave power… More

INNOVATIVE WAVE FRONT CONTROL FOR AIRBORNE OPTICAL SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Michigan Technological University
Principal Investigator: Dr. Byron M. Welsh
Award Amount: $99,981.00
RI Contact: Fredrick j. dobney
Abstract:
Electro-optical (EO) sensors on future aircraft will be used for targeting and situational awareness and will be required to have a number of demanding technical characteristics. These characteristics include multifunctionality, wide angle operation, open architecture design, and low cost. A key… More

Affordable RCS Reduction for the T-38

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Carl A. Mentzer
Award Amount: $99,827.00
Abstract:
The Air Force has a requirement for a reduced signature airborne vehicle. Significant savings in time and cost would accrue if a manned aircraft could be used to simulate cruise missile fly-bys during radar system evaluations. This effort will define signature modifications for an AT-38 aircraft… More

TWHA: Tunable, Wide-Bandwidth, High-Average-Power, RF Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard S. Smith Iii
Award Amount: $96,245.00
Abstract:
MRC will develop a tunable, wide-bandwidth, high-average-power rf amplifier (TWHA) to meet DOD and industrial applications. Using a novel mechanical tuning approach, we will show feasibility of a tunable, UHF-amplitron design based on the fixed-frequency, S-band, super-power amplitron (QK1224)… More

Vacuum High-Power Microwave Load

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Pasour
Award Amount: $95,894.00
Abstract:
With the latest high-power microwave source developments, high-power microwave loads are needed that can operate in ultra-high vacuum environments at power levels in excess of 3 gigawatts and pulse durations of at least 1 microsecond. There are no commercially available microwave loads that can… More

Powerful Triaxial Klystron for X-Band and Beyond

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. John A. Pasour , Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $74,991.00
Abstract:
50737-98-I Powerful Triaxial Klystron for X-Band and Beyond--Mission Research Corporation, 735 State Street, P.O. Drawer 719, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3351; (805) 963-8761 Dr. John A. Pasour, Principal Investigator Mr. Scot R. Fries, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82621 Amount: … More

Phased Array Radar Diagnostics and Imagine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Al Torres
Award Amount: $99,944.00
Abstract:
A unique and novel concept to quickly determine defects on phased array radar antenna systems is proposed. The concept is based on the hybridization of IR imaging techniques and the utilization of a miniature optical probe. The concept is independent of frequency, can handle full power and will… More

Adpative Antenna Array for Radar Cross Section (RCS) measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffery A. Bettie
Award Amount: $99,853.00
Abstract:
This research involves methods and hardware required to adaptively synthesize an optimized array pattern for performing RCS measurements at the RATSCAT ground-bounce radar range. By adaptively adjusting the array element weighting, shaping the illumination pattern throughout the target quiet zone… More

Common Terrain Database Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Leo Kempel
Award Amount: $99,966.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation (MRC) and its subcontractor, Terrain Experts Inc. (TERREX) proposes the development of an integrated terrain database combining visual, microwave, and infrared sensor derived information. The goal is to provide the Government with the capability of simulating realistic… More

Integration of In-Situ, Real-Time Commercial, Soil and Groundwater Sensor Tech with E-SMART

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. David A. Wardwell
Award Amount: $99,106.00
Abstract:
More than half of DOD contaminated sites will require long-term environmental monitoring. Using traditional methods, the cost of monitoring could exceed the cost of remediation. We propose to integrate E-SMART with commercially available, in situ, real-time, remote, environmental sensors capable… More

DRAM for Space Computing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Black
Award Amount: $99,549.00
Abstract:
Future military and commercial space systems require increased computing resources including volatile random access memory. COTS memory devices hold significant density advantages over radiation hardened memory devices. However, the space environment, especially high energy ions, make the… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Leo Kempl Phd
Award Amount: $745,583.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr Bruce L Bauer
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard S Smith Iii
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr Jeffrey A Shorter
Award Amount: $499,761.00

A Design Methodology for Preventing Single Event Disruptions in Deep Submicron Microcircuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: David Mavis
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Electromagnetic Hardening Technology Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Robert Gray
Award Amount: $99,943.00

Decision Aid for Nuclear Battleplanning and Risk Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Bernard Roth
Award Amount: $99,999.00

Optical Tracking in the Presence of Turbulence Induced Scintillation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Byron Welsh
Award Amount: $96,478.00

Lightweight Ultra-Wideband Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glen Salo
Award Amount: $97,216.00

Programmable Data Path Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Mavis
Award Amount: $97,282.00

Hardened VHSIC Hardware Description Language Digital Signal Processing Module Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Black
Award Amount: $96,090.00

Global Positioning System Advanced Controlled Reception Antenna and Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Peter Beyerle
Award Amount: $99,901.00

Space-Based Targeting Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William Kent
Award Amount: $99,852.00

Small GPS Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna for Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Peter Beyerle
Award Amount: $66,874.00
Abstract:
Not Available DiamondBack Systems will design a software viewer that will allow a tactical warfighter to view multimedia data integrated from separate information streams. The viewer uses an innovative meta-data tagging scheme to allow the viewer to search for and combine the information he needs… More

A High-Average-Power Limiter Based On Silicon Carbide

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John McAdoo
Award Amount: $68,070.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael Bollen
Award Amount: $749,932.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Craig C Jensen
Award Amount: $601,456.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard S Smith Iii
Award Amount: $734,873.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr John Pasour
Award Amount: $682,568.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr John A Pasour , Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Jeffery A Bettie
Award Amount: $742,414.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D Black
Award Amount: $746,500.00

EMR(TM) for Front End Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Sandia National Laboratories
Principal Investigator: Dr Aka Finci Finci, Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $99,896.00
RI Contact: N/A

Gigawatt Long Pulse Microwave Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Northeastern University
Principal Investigator: Dr Larry Ludeking
Award Amount: $99,947.00
RI Contact: N/A

Hardened VHSIC Hardware Description Language Digital Signal Processing Module Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Black
Award Amount: $738,170.00

Lightweight Ultra-Wideband Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glen R. Salo
Award Amount: $365,187.00

Space-Based Targeting Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William J. Kent
Award Amount: $744,801.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Principal Investigator: Larry Ludeking
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Richard J. McNeil, Jr.

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Fisk, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,315.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Mark E. Fraser, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,345.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: William R. Wortman, Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $98,096.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Black, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anthony Wilson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Patrick McGuirk, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Martin J. Bell, Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Black, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,869.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Carl A. Mentzer, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,945.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William J. Kent, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,881.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: JOHNS HOPKINS U/APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
Principal Investigator: John H. McAdoo, Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $69,965.00
RI Contact: Ruth E. Nimmo

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Byron M. Welsh
Award Amount: $119,792.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Glen R. Salo
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Glen R. Salo
Award Amount: $598,581.00

SMALL BUSINESS SAFETY OFFICER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mark E. Fraser
Award Amount: $99,845.00

Imbedded EM Protection Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Robert Gray, Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $749,987.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort will develop and demonstrate an imbedded protection technique for integrated electromagnetic protection of military systems and COTS equipment. The proposed imbedded protection technique will apply to all electromagnetic environmentsbut this research effort will focus on… More

Design Methodology for Preventing SE Disruptions in Deep Submicron Microelectronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: David Mavis, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation (MRC) proposes to develop and demonstrate a unique solution to SEE (Single Event Effect) problems which result in data loss in deep submicron microcircuits in space radiation environments. As circuit fabrication feature sizesdecrease, SEE related upsets (which increase… More

Radiation Hardened Electronically Erasable Read Only Memory (EEPROM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Black, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The highest density radiation hardened non-volatile (NV) memory currently available is a 256 kbit EEPROM based on SONOS technology. One of the major limitations in developing rad hard NV memory has been the cost involved bringing up the NV technology in adedicated rad hard process facility,… More

An Environmentally Benign Helicopter Deicing/Anti-Icing Fluid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Byron Welsh, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $729,928.00
Abstract:
Atmospheric turbulence adversely affects imaging systems by causing a randomdistribution of the index of refraction of the air through which the lightpropagates. We show that tactical Army infrared sensing systems are not affected byturbulence in the same way as astronomical imaging systems, but… More

SBIR Phase I: Development of Novel Steganography Detection Capabilities for Digital Images

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jiri Fridrich
Award Amount: $99,957.00
Abstract:
In this Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project, Mission Research Corporation proposes to develop algorithms and implementation techniques for detecting steganography (i.e., hidden information) in digital imagery files. Although considerable research has been performed on… More

Periodic Silicon Carbide Limiter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: JOHNS HOPKINS APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
Principal Investigator: John H. McAdoo
Award Amount: $401,964.00
RI Contact: Eugene J. Hinman
Abstract:
Two microwave limiters will be built from silicon carbide (SiC) field effect transistors (FETs). The first will operate between 1 and 5 GHz with insertion loss below 0.8 dB. This limiter will protect down stream low-noise amplifiers from exposure to 200 Wcontinuous wave (CW) radiation. The second… More

Development of a Radiation Hardened Wafer Scale Signal Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Daniel King, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The development of a radiation hardened WSSP (Wafer Scale Signal Processor) is proposed. The project will result in a high performance, programmable, floating point dual processor. Radiation hardening will be designed for environments including totalionizing dose (>300 Krad(Si)), dose rate upset… More

Antenna Back-lobe and Side-lobe Suppression using Tapered Periodic Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Errol English, Division Leader, Antennas
Award Amount: $98,106.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation will design, fabricate, and test microwave antennas with very low side and back lobes using an innovative technology known as Tapered Periodic Surfaces (TPS). A TPS can be used as an edge treatment to drastically reduce EMfield diffraction. A TPS is similar to a… More

RF Polymers for Integrated Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: William Kent, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $98,941.00
Abstract:
Polymer composites have had an important role in radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter-wave (mm-wave) engineering. These materials offer good mechanical and electrical properties. However, the excellent properties of conventional polymercomposites are not ideal for use at RF frequencies.… More

Radiation Tolerant Field Programmable Analog Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anthony Wilson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,794.00
Abstract:
A proposal is made for the design, demonstration, and productization of aradiation tolerant field programmable analog array (RT-FPAA) suitable forspace and terrestrial applications. Phase I activities include evaluation ofthe RT-FPAA architecture, design and evaluation of… More

Rapid Regional Ionospheric Modeling System (R-RIPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jackie Schoendorf, Project Scientist
Award Amount: $97,387.00
Abstract:
A key requirement for Air Force theater battle management is the ability to rapidly and accurately determine regional profiles of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere. To meet this requirement, we propose to develop the Rapid Regional Ionospheric ProfilingSystem (R-RIPS). Current models are limited… More

A Monolithic Advanced Instrument Controller Employing Mixed Technology System-On-A-Chip

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert Turfler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation (MRC) proposes to design and develop a mixed signal system-on-a-chip based on the Advanced Instrument Controller (AIC) multi-chip module, previously developed by MRC. Specifically, we will design a monolithic, radiationhardened version of the AIC for the Peregrine fully… More

Enhanced Hardened By Design (HBD) EDA Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Daniel King, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation (MRC) is proposing the enhancement of the Hardened by Design concepts and MRC Libraries to address emerging radiation issues for Single Event Transient, Neutron Induced Upsets, and Dose Rate Hardness through a hierarchicaldesign process. The existing libraries already… More

Hyperspectral Resolution Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Fitzgerald, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,933.00
Abstract:
Hyperspectral imagery represents the latest and most advanced tool for remote sensing. A hyperspectral data cube presents a vast range of spatial, spectral, and temporal information to the operator. Hyperspectral imagery is finding vast markets in suchdisparate fields as military intelligence,… More

Ultra Wide Band RF Antenna Element

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William Kent, Division Leader, RF & IR
Award Amount: $99,931.00
Abstract:
This proposal will investigate innovative wide bandwidth and multi-band antennaelements for both receive and transmit functions. Antenna elements to be investigatedbut not limited to, are: sprial, log-periodic, end-loaded dipoles, vertical monopoles,and sinuous spiral antennas. The antenna… More

Advanced Computational Techniques for Counterproliferation Problems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: J. Todd Reinking, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,889.00
Abstract:
Many NMD and TMD radar algorithms are designed with inherent assumptions about the amplitude statistics of the radar returns from objects under observation. These algorithms include mission critical bulk filtering and classification algorithms. In awartime environment, the observed amplitude… More

Improved Seismic Event Location Estimates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: John Bailey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate a very deep submicron cell library and design system for radiation hardened ASICs and standard products. Specifically, we will develop a scalable 0.18 ¿m, hardened by design (HBD) celllibrary to support the radiation hardening of… More

Multiprocessor & ASIC Standard Interconnect for Space Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Patrick McGuirk, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The development of a radiation hardened crossbar switch, which embodies theinterconnect protocol developed in Phase I, is proposed. The end productwill be an eight port crossbar switch ASIC, whose total bisection data rateis 6 Gbps. The first step is to validate the interconnect standard and… More

Rad Hard, Low Power, Scaleable FFT Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Black, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The GPS has become an essential component of the Warfighting apparatus of the United States. Although the system has had outstanding success in enhancing Warfighting capability, it is recognized that there are weaknesses in the system that must be removedif needed performance is to be realized in… More

Rad Hard, Low Power, Scaleable FFT Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Black, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $743,227.00
Abstract:
The GPS has become an essential component of the Warfighting apparatus of the United States. Although the system has had outstanding success in enhancing Warfighting capability, it is recognized that there are weaknesses in the system that must be removedif needed performance is to be realized in… More

Multiprocessor & ASIC Standard Interconnect for Space Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Patrick McGuirk, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $743,053.00
Abstract:
The development of a radiation hardened crossbar switch, which embodies theinterconnect protocol developed in Phase I, is proposed. The end productwill be an eight port crossbar switch ASIC, whose total bisection data rateis 6 Gbps. The first step is to validate the interconnect standard and… More

Advanced Pipeline Analog-to-Digital Converter for Radiation Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Anthony Wilson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
A proposal is made for the design and demonstration of an advanced pipeline analog-to-digital converter (A-ADC) suitable for space and terrestrial applications. Phase I activities include evaluation and modification of standard pipeline architecture anddesign and evaluation of analog components. … More

Secure and Reliable Image Management using Watermarking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jiri Fridrich, Senior Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $69,904.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I SBIR research, MRC proposes to develop new information protection andassurance technology based on robust and fragile digital watermarking. In particular,we will develop secure image authentication and integrity verificationtechniquescapable of localizing changes in images and… More

Adaptive Array Processing for Targeting Radar Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Byron Welsh, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,900.00
Abstract:
There are a number of key issues faced in performing ground moving target detection, velocity estimation and DOA estimation from an airborne radar system. These issues include effective suppression of clutter and interference in a scenario in whichconventional secondary data requirements may be… More

Real-Time Interactive Analysis and Visualization Interface for Environmental Research Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Fisk, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $480,542.00
Abstract:
"Mission Research Corporation (MRC) proposes to develop a systemfor real-timedata acquisition, dissemination and display, and remote sensorcontrol, utilizingInternet and SATCOM technologies. The objective is to supportcost-effectiveresearch activities that allow remote participation.Capabilities… More

RF Polymers for Integrated Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jeffery Berrie, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $374,993.00
Abstract:
"Polymer composites have had an important role in radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter-wave (mm-wave) engineering. These materials offer good mechanical and electrical properties. However, the excellent properties of conventional polymercomposites are not ideal for use at RF… More

Antenna Back-Lobe and Side-Lobe Suppression using Tapered Periodic Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Errol English, Antenna & Radome Division
Award Amount: $748,244.00
Abstract:
"Mission Research Corporation (MRC) will apply the Tapered Periodic Surface (TPS) technology to a specified antenna system. The Phase I program demonstrates the TPS's ability to dramatically reduce the side- and back-lobes of an L-band horn antenna. Abroadband (300 MHz - 3.0 GHz) version of the… More

A Monolithic Advanced Instrument Controller Employing Mixed Technology System-on-a-Chp

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Turfler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $742,156.00
Abstract:
"Mission Research Corporation (MRC) proposes to design, fabricate, and market a mixed signal system-on-a-chip (SOC) called the Monolithic Advanced Instrument Controller (M-AIC). Specifically, MRC will design and fabricate a monolithic, radiation hardened,sensor and instrument controller SOC using… More

Radiation Tolerant Field Programmable Analog Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anthony Wilson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $745,885.00
Abstract:
"A proposal is made for the design, demonstration, and productization of a radiation tolerant field programmable analog array (RT-FPAA) suitable for space and terrestrial applications. Phase II activities include design and layout of the RT-FPAAarchitecture, design and layout of analog… More

Rapid Regional Ionospheric Profiling (R-RIP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Schoendorf, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $739,399.00
Abstract:
"A key requirement for Air Force battle management, communication and navigation is the ability to accurately and rapidly determine electron density profiles as they affect global communications. Ground-to-ground and ground-to-air global communicationschannels traverse the ionosphere and are… More

Ultra-Wide Band High Performance RF Links

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Zidek, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $981,237.00
Abstract:
"Under the proposed program, Mission Research Corporation (MRC) will develop and demonstrate an ultra wideband, circularly polarized, antenna array element technology. This technology would be a direct extension of the concept investigated during Phase I.This approach appears very promising and, as… More

Hyperspectral Resolution Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas M. Fitzgerald, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $743,694.00
Abstract:
"Hyperspectral imagery represents the latest and most advanced tool for military and commercial remote sensing. Remote sensing applications require sophisticated techniques to solve difficult problems such as small target detection, materialidentification, class discrimination, and… More

Adaptive Array Processing for Targeting Radar Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Byron M. Welsh, Remote Sensing Group Lead
Award Amount: $743,003.00
Abstract:
"Wideband radar systems used for ISR and strike applications offer many advantages over their narrowband counterparts, including higher range resolution for better target detection and identification. However, many challenges exist when wideband phasedarray radar systems are used for MTI. Larger… More

A Very Deep Submicron Cell Library and Design System for Radiation Hardened ASICs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: John R. Bailey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
"The proposed project will design, demonstrate, and market a very deep submicron cell library and design system for radiation hardened ASICs and standard products. Specifically, we will develop a scaleable 0.18 ¿m, hardened by design (HBD) cell library tosupport the radiation hardening of ASICs… More

Multiple Beam Electron Gun for High Power Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Pasour, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"The goal of this program is to develop a multiple beam electron gun that canbe used to power a new class of multiple beam klystron amplifiers. This gunwill be designed specifically to meet the stringent requirements of theseamplifiers, which will enable them to achieve the increased… More

Multiple Beam Electron Gun for High Power Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Pasour, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,385.00
Abstract:
"The goal of this program is to develop a multiple beam electron gun that canbe used to power a new class of multiple beam klystron amplifiers. This gunwill be designed specifically to meet the stringent requirements of theseamplifiers, which will enable them to achieve the increased… More

Advanced Multi-Mode Seeker Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert L. Bogusch, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,889.00
Abstract:
"The goal of this program is to develop an advanced in-flight interceptor communications system (IFICS) to support advanced seekers. Effective utilization of advanced multi-mode sensor technology to provide enhanced detection, discrimination, and guidancecapabilities may involve increased… More

Multiple-Beam Electron Gun for High Power Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John A. Pasour, Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $99,838.00
Abstract:
"The goal of this program is to develop a multiple beam electron gun that canbe used to power a new class of multiple beam klystron amplifiers. This gunwill be designed specifically to meet the stringent requirements of theseamplifiers, which will enable them to achieve the increased… More

A Very Deep Submicron Cell Library and Design System for Radiation Hardened ASICs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: John R. Bailey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"The proposed project will design, demonstrate, and market a very deep submicron cell library and design system for radiation hardened ASICs and standard products. Specifically, we will develop a scaleable 0.18 ¿m, hardened by design (HBD) cell library tosupport the radiation hardening of ASICs… More

Optimized In-Pixel Mitigation Schemes for Photo-Detectors in Radiation Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kathryn L. Doughty, Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $69,970.00
Abstract:
"Current ballistic-missile defense relies upon semiconductor-based photo-detectors, which have inherent difficulties operating in a high-radiation environment, due to false targets and noise induced by the impinging radiation's interaction with the detectormaterial. As environments become more… More

VHF/UHF Endo-Clutter SAR Fiducial Marker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jeffery A. Berrie, Signature Exp Group Leadr
Award Amount: $98,990.00
Abstract:
"In this Phase I project, Mission Research Corporation (MRC) will investigate conceptual designs of both passive and active devices that could be deployed in foliated areas to facilitate registration of VHF and UHF SAR images. These devices, known asground-based fiducial markers, are to be capable… More

Radiation Hardened Small Scale Integrated Circuits for Nuclear Surety

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Marcos CdeBaca, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"The proposed project will design, simulate, and perform layout on a series of small scale integrated circuits to be used as replacements for 5400 series devices used in many military and space systems. The 5400 series microcircuits were originallydeveloped as bipolar TTL (transistor-transistor… More

Diamond Thin Films as a Gate Insulator in MOS Transistors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bryan Hughes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,929.00
Abstract:
"Ongoing efforts in device physics research have been aimed at creating small, high frequency, and high power structures to meet demands of the current commercial and military markets. Military applications, such as high power radar and sensors, andcommercial applications, such as cellular (or… More

Hardened by Design (HBD) Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Black, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"Electronics technology for space systems is at a critical juncture, especially for strategic systems. Maintenance and improvement of the two dedicated radiation hardened foundries will cost a lot of money and may still fall short of commercial foundryperformance. Hardened by design techniques… More

Tracking Through Laser-Induced Clutter for Air to Ground Directed Energy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Matthey R. Whiteley, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
"We address acquisition, tracking, and aim-point selection on tactical targets for air-to-ground high-energy laser (HEL) applications. Effects of complex natural clutter are considered, in addition to effects related to laser propagation such as weather,battlefield obscurants, atmospheric… More

Real Time Prediction of High-Latitude Ionosphere Electrodynamics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Daniel R. Weimer, Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $97,700.00
Abstract:
"A fundamental result of the solar wind's interaction with the Earth is the generation of electric fields and currents in the high-latitude ionosphere, which in combination with the geomagnetic field, control the dynamics of the near Earth space and plasmaenvironment. This "space weather" that… More

Development of Advanced Algorithms to Mitigate Radio Frequency Interference in Missile Defense BMC4I Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert F. Gray, Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $68,120.00
Abstract:
"The proposed effort will develop and demonstrate advanced algorithms for the protection of sensitive electronics against electromagnetic interference. The algorithm-based protection technique will be applicable to both of military systems and COTSequipment. The proposed algorithm-based protection… More

Virtual Instrument Development and Test Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Mark Fraser, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"MRC's Phase II objective will be to enable DARPA to resolve the issue of BioFlips and Simbiosys technology developers not having access to quantitative, prioritized set of user requirements to design against. The Phase II product will be the expansion ofour Phase I VIDTS requirements analysis… More

Virtual Instrument Development and Test Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Mark Fraser, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $374,926.00
Abstract:
"MRC's Phase II objective will be to enable DARPA to resolve the issue of BioFlips and Simbiosys technology developers not having access to quantitative, prioritized set of user requirements to design against. The Phase II product will be the expansion ofour Phase I VIDTS requirements analysis… More

Exploitation of Omnidirectional Reflectivity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Michigan State University
Principal Investigator: Tri P. Van, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,980.00
RI Contact: Sue Morgan
Abstract:
"Omnidirectional reflectors, with nearly perfect reflectivity, have been demonstrated both in academic laboratories and in industrial applications. These designs are similar to multilayer radome designs in that either wide bandwidth or wide angle coverageis obtained by utilizing many layers of… More

Automated Dummy for Crewstation Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert D. Eisler, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,861.00
Abstract:
"This project will develop a minimum set of manikins that represents the anthropometric diversity of Army personnel, can perform a limited series of dynamic activities emulating crew members in US Army vehicles, and can collect data that enables assessmentof factors affecting crew member… More

Advanced Digital Beamforming Array Technology for Application in Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Black, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"Beamforming antennas are used for shaping the antenna patterns for receiving and/or transmitting signals. Antenna patterns are shaped to get maximum gain in desired directions and least gain in undesired directions, like the direction of an interferingsource. Typically, beamforming is performed… More

Electromagnetic System for Non-Lethal Area Denial to Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John A. Pasour, Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $99,925.00
Abstract:
"The goal of this program is to develop a robust, practical system that uses electromagnetic energy to disable vehicles. Critical electronic components in most modern military and civilian vehicles can be damaged or disrupted by illuminating them with highpower electromagnetic radiation. In this… More

FEL Efficiency Enhancement via Concurrent RF Acceleration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John A. Pasour, Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $69,952.00
Abstract:
"The goal of this program is to analyze, design, and develop an efficiency enhancement scheme for free-electron lasers (FELs). In the proposed technique, a radio-frequency (RF) electric field is superimposed on the FEL wiggler field to reaccelerate theelectron beam as it loses energy. This… More

Integrated Electro-Optical and Radio-Frequency Aperture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: G. Logan DesAutels, E-O & R-F Engineer
Award Amount: $98,985.00
Abstract:
"Due to the fact that real estate on specific platforms (i.e. physical space on an aircraft) is already very crowded, it is difficult to house the many optical sensors, antennas, or other sensor components onto such tight-spaced platforms. Therefore, thistopic seeks to consolidate as many sensor… More

Move-Stop-Move Signature-Aided Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert W. Hawley, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $98,523.00
Abstract:
"Long term tracking of a moving target is a difficult problem of great interest at the present time. There are a number of programs investigating various facets of this problem. In the proposed research we tackle the difficulties imposed when a targetstops for brief periods of time due to normal… More

Improved UHF Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Kornbau, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $98,442.00
Abstract:
"MRC had developed conformal UHF Communications (voice, satellite data) and other CNI antennas, and is aware of many issues involved. These include antenna design, LO treatment, and aperture/aperture/airframe interactions. The installation method calledout in the topic description (through the… More

Radar Mode Design for Optimal Detection, Tracking, and Identification of Time Critical Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Byron M. Welsh, Remote Sensing Group Lead
Award Amount: $99,101.00
Abstract:
"The Air Force and DARPA have devoted an enormous effort to the data acquisition, signal processing, and signature exploitation of stationary and moving ground targets as seen from airborne radar sensors. This previous work has, for the most part,concentrated on conventional radar modes and well… More

Implementation of EDA Tools & Circuit Design Techniques to Mitigate Radiation Effects on BIST Circuitry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeff Dame, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,043.00
Abstract:
"Increased electronic system performance requirements and improved semiconductor manufacturing techniques have driven component suppliers to continually increase the number of operating functions and in many cases, integrate multiple devices, into singlesemiconductor packages. As device complexity… More

Small Business Safety Officer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mark E. Fraser
Award Amount: $699,672.00

Advanced Analog-to-Digital Converter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Anthony L. Wilson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
Mission Research Corporation (MRC) proposes a program for the design and demonstration of a radiation-hardened advanced pipeline analog-to-digital converter suitable for space and terrestrial applications. Phase II activities include optimization andevaluation of a suitable amplifier, fabrication… More

VHF/UHF Endo-Clutter SAR Fiducial Marker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: John Gwynne, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $368,974.00
Abstract:
In this Phase II project, Mission Research Corporation (MRC) will develop a prototype SAR fiducial marker that can be deployed in foliated areas to facilitate registration of VHF and UHF SAR images. These devices are capable of supporting simultaneous VHFand UHF imaging with robust aspect angle and… More

Real Time Prediction of High-Latitude Ionosphere Electrodynamics, Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Daniel R. Weimer, Sr. Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $409,434.00
Abstract:
The proposed project will continue development of programs for real time forecast of electrodynamic parameters in the high-latitude ionosphere. Predictive programs will give forecasts and nowcasts of ionospheric electric fields, currents, Joule heating,auroral oval, and the associated geomagnetic… More

Integrated EO and RF Aperature

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: G. Logan DesAutels
Award Amount: $744,940.00

Move-Stop-Move Signature-Aided Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert W. Hawley, Remote Sensing Group Lead
Award Amount: $743,832.00
Abstract:
Under this effort we propose an extensive investigation and analysis of the use of quantized rank order statistics to improve tracking of vehicles throughout move-stop-move cycles. During Phase II we intend to explore the further aspects of the problem.Foremost we hope to explore more realistic… More

Improved UHF Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Kornbau, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $746,888.00
Abstract:
In this proposal we present an approach and techniques for achieving the UHF communications range (horizon gain better than -2 dBil), coverage, and instantaneous bandwidth desired. This is in addition to achieving a certain level of low reflectivitycapability. The approaches addressed include… More

Exploitation of Bistatic Radar Features for the Multi-Layered UAV and Time Criti

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Byron M. Welsh
Award Amount: $1,033,273.00

Sensor Technology for Anti-Submarine Warfare

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jerry Butman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,913.00
Abstract:
A new underwater acoustic sensor is described based on laser remote sensing. Such a sensor has several advantages over conventional hydrophones, including insensitivity to flow noise and the capability of forming a virtual array in three dimensions. Thelaser waveform and novel signal processing… More