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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Payload Thermal Management Technology

    SBC: Aqwest LLC            Topic: MDA09020

    Aqwest proposes to investigate an innovative staged magnetocaloric refrigerator (SMCR) for thermal management of spacecraft payload electronics. SMCR offers a high-performance approach for thermal management of laser communication equipment and infrared (IR) sensors, while improving the overall payload energy efficiency and reducing its weight. The proposed project will leverage previous work by ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. 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
  3. Radar Multi-Beam Receive Arrays

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: MDA09015

    The FIRST RF approach to multi-beam phased array antennas proposed for this phase I program uses innovative application of techniques traditionally used in communication networks in order to simultaneously perform RF analog beamforming of multiple beams simultaneously on a single RF manifold. The proposed methods are scalable to a large number of simultaneous beams, and are independent of both the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Radar Multi-Beam Receive Arrays

    SBC: Innovative Technology, Inc            Topic: MDA09015

    Next generation BMD sensor systems are anticipated to be highly networked. One radar concept has a single or a few illuminators and multiple receive antennas. It is desirable that the receive arrays be electronically steerable and support multiple simultaneous receive beams. Therefore, these future surveillance radars need to be more agile. To meet their mission objectives, they require wideband, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Radiation Hard Fast Light Semiconductor Ring Laser Gyro


    The purpose of our Phase I SBIR is to design, model and demonstrate a chip-size radiation hard rotation sensitive nonlinear semiconductor ring laser gyro. In conventional linear ring laser gyros, the sensitivity of the gyro to detect rotation motion is largely governed by the ring diameter. As the ring diameter increases the rotation sensitivity increases. This linear scaling property leads to nec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. High Energy Laser and Laser Illumination Optics Improvements

    SBC: Left Hand Design Corporation            Topic: MDA09039

    Current MDA High Energy Laser systems have can greatly benefit from more agile scanning optical systems.'' This proposal focuses on improving key characteristics of LHDC''s current scanners. These characteristics include scan performance, step response, pointing accuracy and optical coating survivability by utilizing innovative scanner mirror substrate materials and actuator configurations. Addi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. 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
  10. Resource Optimization for Battle Management

    SBC: Numerica Corporation            Topic: MDA09026

    Resource optimization for battle management in ballistic missile defense requires the determination of both the optimal allocation and optimal employment of sensors and weapons against threat launches. This becomes especially difficult for threats in ascent phase, where the class of potential algorithms is restricted by severe time and information constraints. In this proposal, we focus on the a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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