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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. Control Electronics for Space-Qualified Cryogenic Coolers

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA17T003

    Future MDA space missions will utilize small spacecraft with correspondingly small, advanced sensor systems.Cooling of these sensors is required to decrease detector noise and increase detector sensitivity by maintaining the detector at a reduced operating temperature.The cooling system comprises a mechanical cryocooler and its control electronics, both of which are critical technologies to enable ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Green Monopropellant Thruster TRL Maturation Scaling Effort

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA12T008

    Diode-Pumped Alkali Lasers (DPALs) have great potential for high-energy lasers. Proper design of these systems is challenging because many interrelated processes impact their performance, and critical kinetic rate coefficients are not well known. In response, our team is developing a comprehensive physics-based analysis/design tool, and experimentally determining key kinetic rate coefficients. The ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. LoadPath Enhanced Gimbal System

    SBC: LOADPATH, LLC            Topic: MDA17006

    Expanded operating environments, evolving interceptor platforms, and increased performance thresholds have given rise to technical challenges to existing seeker gimbal systems that necessitate evolution of the State-of-the-art (SOTA). LoadPaths approach is to develop flexure-based gimbal concepts that maintain or enhance existing system operating abilities such as field of regard, line of sight (L ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. 3D Printed Component Packages for Semiconductor Die

    SBC: OPTOMEC, INC.            Topic: MDA17011

    Additive Manufacturing, more popularly referred to as 3D printing, has most notably been employed to make structural objects in arbitrary 3D forms from materials including polymers, ceramics, metals and even paper. On a parallel path, Printed Electronics, in particular the Aerosol Jet method, has emerged as a production capable technique for printing all variety of electronic elements and even dev ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Innovative, Multi-Functional Kill Vehicle Primary Structures via 3D and Additive Manufacturing

    SBC: Optical Materials Solutions LLC            Topic: MDA18008

    Referencing Pue, et.al., Missile Concept Optimization for Ballistic Missile Defense, Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, The kill vehicle divert maneuver and guidance capabilities must be sized to remove system errors and accomplish intercept, but this need conflicts with the objective to maximize the missile kinematic capability to reach potential threat trajectories.Goodman Technologies in partn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Preimidized Powder Towpregs for Low Cost, High Performance Missile Cases

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA07022

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is soliciting proposals for new missile materials to expand the capability of current air-to-ground missile systems. This expansion of capability dictates the development of lighter weight materials that are capable of short duration exposures to temperatures as high as 800°F. A novel approach to filament winding using high-temperature matrix materials is propos ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Next Generation Gimbal (NGG)

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: MDA07008

    Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes innovations in the design and mechanizations of space gimbals and their electrical and pointing controls. This new paradigm for a gimbal design is denoted the Next Generation Gimbal (NGG) and yields a gimbal system that is lighter, uses less power, and exhibits better performance. The technology innovations that will be exploited in creating the NGG i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Disk Resonator Gyroscope (DRG) Electronics Optimization

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: MDA07008

    Proposed Missile Defense Agency (MDA) systems, such as the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS), require high precision gyroscopes for high-resolution Line of Sight (LOS) stabilization and pointing control for the acquisition, pointing and tracking (APT) systems. To achieve these mission objectives, MDA is very interested in the development of compact, high performance, space qualified mi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Low Cost, Radiation Hardened, Inertial Measurement Unit

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: MDA06046

    Proposed Department of Defense (DoD) space surveillance and weapons systems, such as the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS), require highly accurate inertial knowledge in absolute location and angular orientation in order to cooperatively track objects at significant distances. Current technologies providing these functions are not integrated into a rad-hard, light-weight, low-cost, pow ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Space Radiation Hardened PM Fiber

    SBC: INTERNATIONAL PHOTONICS CONSULTANTS, INC            Topic: MDA05028

    Interferometric fiber optic gyros (IFOGs) are being considered as alternatives to mechanical gyroscopes in both existing and newer high performance applications. Satellite guidance and navigation systems require highly sensitive IFOGs consisting of 4-5 km of fiber optic sensing coils forming the heart of a Sagnac-sensor and must exhibit low radiation induced attenuation to provide end-of -life (EO ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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