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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. Locking Adhesive Dispensing onto Threaded Fasteners

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: MDA16014

    To address the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) need for tooling and processes for repeatable adhesive dispensing onto threaded fasteners in missile production, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes, in Phase II, to advance development of the new Locking Adhesive DIspensing onto threaded Fasteners (LADIF) system. During Phase I effort, POC developed and demonstrated the feasibility of the LADIF c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Novel Signal Processing Softwarefor Improving Inertial Measurement Unit Performance

    SBC: OPTIMAL SYNTHESIS INC.            Topic: MDA16012

    Novel algorithms for improving the performance of IMU without changing the sensor hardware were demonstrated during the Phase I research. These improvements consisted of higher-order nonlinear transfer alignment and calibration filters incorporating detailed models of sensor uncertainties, de-noising algorithms to eliminate the impact of shock and vibration on the IMU navigation solution, and more ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Additive Manufacturing for Affordable Missile Defense

    SBC: Alpha Star Corporation            Topic: MDA16013

    The efforts will leverage advanced multi-scale material modeling, multi-physics additive manufacturing (AM) simulation technologies to suggest optimized AM process and build parameters before printing in an attempt to deliver quality Direct Metal Laser Sinteringparts.Components/materials fabricated will meet MDA/Raytheon specifications. The qualification of each component will be shown by DOE, and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Robotic Bonding System

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: MDA16015

    To address the MDAs need for a repeatable manufacturing process for aerospace-grade, thinned-walled aluminum alloy propellant tanks, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) developed the new Robotic Bonding (ROBOBOND) system, which utilizes conventional computer numeric control (CNC) machinery to perform friction stir welding (FSW) with minimum setup, allowing the technology to become widely available. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Aft Looking Spectrometer for Plume Characterization and Waking on Re-entry

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: MDA16016

    Nanohmics proposes to develop a hyperspectral imager for aft-looking sensing of phenomenology associated with target vehicles.The payload is designed to operate with existing components and has no moving parts.The high spectral resolution will provide feedback for signature models and the spatial resolution will allow the spectral signatures to be associated with specific phenomena.Approved for Pu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. System-level Post Intercept Assessment

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: MDA16001

    Performing post-intercept assessment (PIA) is challenging due to the dual problems of first, extracting usable data in a highly cluttered and unpredictable post-intercept environment, and second, fusing that disparate data in a flexible and rapid way. Toyon and Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) propose a two-pronged approach to PIA dealing with the feature-finding and feature-fusion aspects ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Low-Density Ablator-Filled Foam Incorporating Lyocell-Derived Carbon Fiber for BMDS Interceptors, Phase II

    SBC: Ultramet            Topic: MDA16020

    In previous exit cone insulator development for MDA and heat shield fabrication for NASA, Ultramet developed advanced foam-reinforced carbon/phenolic ablators, now at TRL 6, that offer substantially increased performance under high heat flux conditions and reduced weight relative to conventional ablators. Solid rocket motor and arcjet testing showed that the foam provides effective reinforcement f ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Innoflight Miniature End Cryptographic Unit

    SBC: Innoflight, Inc.            Topic: MDA10033

    Future MDA missions will rely heavily on constellations of Space Vehicles (SVs) that are able to communicate securely with each other and with the ground.Ideally, each MDA Space Vehicle will be able to communicate with any other spacecraft and with the ground all of the time, even though different pathways may needed at different times.Mesh networking based on the Internet Protocol (IP) is a natur ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Advanced Rocket Trajectory Propagation Techniques

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: MDA17T002

    High-fidelity trajectory propagators are fundamental to the simulation and analysis of launch vehicles, missiles, and satellites. Applications in fields ranging from missile threat analysis to flightpath optimization seek fast and accurate solutions to large numbers of trajectories in federated simulation environments. Due to their robustness, well-known properties, and straightforward implementat ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Novel Structure-Preserving Algorithms for Accurate Rocket Trajectory Propagation

    SBC: OPTIMAL SYNTHESIS INC.            Topic: MDA17T002

    The Department of Defense uses large-scale high-resolution federated simulations to propagate rocket vehicle trajectories. Runge-Kutta methods have served as a de-facto standard while conducting such simulations. However, there are several challenges while using Runge-Kutta methods for this task. Firstly, there should be exact time-step matching between federates, otherwise the states have to be i ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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