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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. Rapid Combustion Driven High Pressure Powder Compaction of Refractory Alloys and Dispersion Strengthened Composites for High Temperature Applications

    SBC: UTRON KINETICS LLC            Topic: MDA09T002

    This Phase I STTR effort will be focused on fabricating and scientifically characterizing Mo/Re (59 Mo-41 Re), and W-25Re alloys with other alloying additions such as small % of dispersion strengthening materials such as zirconia, hafnia, tungsten carbide, Hafnium (Hf), Zirconium, TaC, Hf-based carbides in select geometrical shapes using UTRON Kinetics''s innovative, and cost-effective Combustion ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Multistatic chaotic waveform design for improved missile defense radar systems

    SBC: CAPRARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA09017

    With the advent of new digital receiver exciters it is now feasible to generate innovative waveforms that can adapt rapidly to meet changing environments and scenarios. In order to meet the numerous and diverse objectives of this request for proposal we propose an approach that combines recent advances in the area of radar waveform design based on chaotic systems, multisensor data fusion based on ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Multistatic signature feature estimation for improved target discrimination

    SBC: CAPRARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA09028

    In order to successfully identify a lethal object in a ballistic missile launch complex it is important to have a good description (or image) of the interrogated area. Radar’s ability to interrogate and accurately characterize complex target environments is of great importance for missile defense. Large targets and high resolution surveillance radar systems provide multiple raw detection data de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Creation of a Global UV-VIS-IR Ocean Background Model That is a Function of Time, Location and Sea State

    SBC: COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS, INC.            Topic: MDA09035

    Next generation ballistic missile warning, defense and surveillance systems need to anticipate, through modeling and simulation, the background radiation of the battlespace environment, including geometries that intercept the ocean background. This objective requires prior knowledge of the environmental radiance conditions for development of optimal sensors and detection approaches. Much work has ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. 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
  9. Discrimination

    SBC: DECISIVE ANALYTICS CORPORATION            Topic: MDA08039

    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. Active Sensor Materials and Process Technology Innovations

    SBC: FIBERTEK, INC.            Topic: MDA09011

    We propose novel, more compact and inexpensive active sensors designed to operate interactively with passive IR seekers to provide enhanced performance in a number of important missile defense scenarios. We have identified a new approach to laser radar (ladar) design that exploits emerging monolithic laser concepts to produce a highly integrated, easily manufactured ladar components designed for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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