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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Super Lightweight, Rad Hard, Morphing, Synergistic Structures for BMDS Kill Vehicles

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: MDA09004

    NanoSonic has developed Shape Memory Metal Rubber™ (SM-MR) skins that exhibit reconfigurable and durable RF properties and can be repeatedly and severely morphed without loss of EMI shielding (-88dB). Recently, it was found that SM-MR exhibits greater gamma ray attenuation relative to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) radiation shielding materials, and does not emit harmful secondary radiation un ...

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

    SBC: PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: MDA09027

    Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to utilize its unique capabilities in atmospheric effects characterization, atmospheric effects mitigation, and track processing to develop multi-spectral track correlation algorithms to improve boost phase optical-to-radar track correlation for multiple sensor fusion in support of ascent phase intercept of ballistic missiles. PRA proposes to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Low Cost, High Performance Transmit/Receive Integrated Circuits on a Single Chip

    SBC: Versaq            Topic: MDA09T004

    In the proposed effort we plan to build a fully-operational X-band T/R Integrated Circuit. One of the key-elements to building a fully operational radar is the requisite RF electronics that feed to each antenna element. Historically, radar transmit/receive (T/R) modules have been implemented as complex, multi-chip GaAs MMICs, resulting in very high cost per T/R module, high launch weight, and high ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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