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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Wideband Sub-Array Digital Receiver Exciter (DREX) Development and Packaging

    SBC: Azure Summit Technology, Inc.            Topic: MDA08028

    In a conventional phased array radar (PAR), analog beamforming networks reduce the entire array into a few combined beams (e.g., sum beam, difference beams) at X-band. Next generation PAR will use a hybrid approach, forming many subarray beams in analog, and then performing a second-stage of beamforming digitally. In analog beamforming systems, only a few DREX modules are needed for the entire rad ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. OptDef: BMDS-Level Simulation Optimization


    OptTek proposes to create a new methodology and tool set, “OptDef,” to provide MDA a capability to optimize Ballistic Missile Defense systems—a capability that will enable MDA to answer credibly not only “what if?”, but also “what’s best?” and “why this and not that?” OptDef will build on proven OptTek-proprietary technologies in simulation optimization that will leverage MD ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Radiation-Hardened Memory

    SBC: Microelectronics Research Development Corporation            Topic: MDA08014

    Micro-RDC is developing a Radiation Hardened 64Mbit SONOS based Nonvolatile Memory with the highest levels of reliability. It will be manufactured in a130nm technology at a high volume, high yielding semiconductor foundry. No process development will be needed for this project. The product will include techniques such as redundancy, internal EDAC, hardened latches and proven RHBD layout in order ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. RadHard-Morphing-Sensing SuperSkins for Interceptor Kill Vehicles with Enhanced Lethality

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: MDA08003

    NanoSonic has developed advanced synergistic morphing-sensing-shielding materials for interceptor kill vehicle structures as key enablers for state-of-the-art ultra Lightweight Kill Vehicle (LKV) ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) interceptors. Next generation Agile KVs, deployable space satellites, adaptive spacecraft, and munitions airframes demand durable lightweight shielding materials t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Integrated UV/VIS/IR background phenomenology models for radiation transport system trades

    SBC: COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS, INC.            Topic: MDA08032

    The Ballistic Missile Defense System’s (BMDS’s) ability to detect and track enemy missiles against earth terrain backgrounds, including any intervening clouds, requires prior knowledge of the environmental radiance conditions to support the development of optimal sensors and detection approaches. There is a need for an architecture that efficiently and seamlessly unifies terrain and cloud mode ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Improved Performance, More Producible Long Wave IR Integrated Dewar Assemblies

    SBC: N-SCIENCE CORP.            Topic: MDA08019

    Our PHASE II effort intends to take forward the 3 best Black Surface Processes as a result of the PHASE I study effort. The processes chosen: Deep Space Black (DSB), Deep Cobre Black (DCB), Deep Immersion Black (DIB), have shown the potential to meet the surface quality needs of the community on a variety of substrate materials. All require additional effort in PHASE II to open the "application ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Advanced ABIR Correlation and Fusion Algorithms for an Enhanced C2BMC

    SBC: Numerica Corporation            Topic: MDA07046

    The current U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) is comprised of a range of components, the integration of which is the responsibility of the Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) system. In the current architecture, track data from Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) systems and ground-based radar systems are processed separately. However, ongoing work is devel ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Design Modified Commercial CMOS for MDA IR FPAs

    SBC: BFE Acquisition Sub II, LLC            Topic: MDA08013

    Foreign missile threat will increase as ballistic missile technology becomes available on an international scale. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) requires high performance, high sensitivity and low noise infrared sensors for space based sensing applications that operate in environments where radiation hardness is essential to mission operation. Radiation hard by design (RHBD) readout integrated circu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Discrimination


    We propose to create a discrimination engine for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) based on the concept of manifold learning algorithms. Manifold learning algorithms have come to prominence within the computer vision community as a type of feature extraction algorithm which does not require specific features to be learned a priori. High dimensional sensor data is input to these algorit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Calibration techniques for very large arrays

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: MDA08030

    Phased array antenna systems are growing in use within military systems. These arrays of thousands of elements need precise control of the aperture distributions to meet requirements for gain, sidelobes, etc. Errors in these phase and amplitude distributions over time will degrade the performance of these apertures. FIRST RF favors simple concepts with little or no hardware impact that fully ch ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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