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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Methodologies for Cost-Effective Measurement of Dynamic Material Properties or Characterization of Materials under Dynamic Loads

    SBC: PROTECTION ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LLC            Topic: MDA16T003

    Explosions and high-velocity impacts can create strain rates on the order of 105 to 107 s-1.To simulate these events, first-principles codes require material models that are valid at these loading rates.Currently, the amount of test data, material models and material constants for this strain rate range is extremely limited, and an innovative and cost-effective laboratory test procedure is needed. ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Multimode Chiroptical Spectrometer for Nanoparticle Characterization

    SBC: Applied Nanofluorescence LLC            Topic: NA

    This project will develop a new scientific instrument optimized for the advanced characterization of near-infrared fluorescent nanoparticles that can exist as left- or right-handed structures (enantiomers). Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are currently the leading example of such nanomaterials. Applied NanoFluorescence, LLC (ANF) proposes a novel multi-mode chiroptical spectrometer that ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Precision 10 kV Programmable Voltage Source

    SBC: Low Thermal Electronics, Inc.            Topic: NA

    Low Thermal Electronics, Inc. proposes to design a stand-alone, programmable voltage source capable of supplying precision voltages in the range of zero to 1,000 volts direct current (DC), with options for scaling up to 10,000 volts, and with a total expanded uncertainty (k=2) of less than 10uV/V for the 10,000 volts version. This instrument will improve state-of-the-art measurements in high resis ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Rational Design of sub-100 nm Polystyrene Particles with a Low Coefficient of Variation in Size

    SBC: Tetramer Technologies,L.L.C.            Topic: NA

    During this Phase II SBIR development program, Tetramer Technologies will develop highlymonodisperse 100-nm and sub-100-nm diameter nanoparticles for use as latex size standards. Highlymonodisperse nanoparticle latexes are needed for improved calibration of electron microscopes, lightscatteringparticle sizing instruments, atomic force microscopes, and particle counters/contamination monitors used ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. High Speed Missile to Missile Communications

    SBC: Cesiumastro Inc.            Topic: MDA17001

    Missile-to-missile high speed communication can greatly enhance the operational effectiveness of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) of the United States.Currently, information from the first interceptor is sent to the launch control and then from the launch control to the second interceptor. The round-trip signal latency decreases the likelihood of successful interception. The approach pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Advanced High-g Accelerometers in Small Form Factor for Inertial Measurement Unit Applications

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: MDA17007

    Nanohmics proposes to develop a novel high-G-capable chip-scale accelerometer based on modern MEMS developments.The system is designed to be robust against electromagnetic interference and will demonstrate an innovative approach for advanced accelerometer technology that enhances future Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) high-g operability and survivability.The Phase I program will culminate in a h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. SRPA: Scalable Rocket Performance with AF-M315E

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: MDA17010

    Lynntech will determine the feasibility of several scaled-up rocket engine configurations to use AF-M315E as a monopropellant which will result in a preliminary design of a subsystem for air launch/air transportable liquid upper stage engines. Four technologies will be investigated for their effect on increasing the thrust and specific impulse of commercial rocket engines, resulting in a new subsy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Hyper-Velocity Projectile (HVP) Warhead Optimization for Lethality

    SBC: Energetic Materials & Products, Inc.            Topic: MDA18003

    Next generation hyper velocity projectiles (HVP) are needed to enhance lethality when deployed against ballistic missile re-entry vehicles (BMRVs). Opportunity exists for inventive payloads to increase lethality in non-Hit-to-Kill scenarios for gun launched projectiles. EMPIs concept for destroying BMRVs uses an enhanced HVP designed to project a fragment field that is forward focused, conical in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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