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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. 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. Test Article Printing with Laser Additive Manufacturing (TAP-LAM) for Threat Surrogate Target Production

    SBC: MV Innovative Technologies LLC (DBA: Opt            Topic: MDA17T001

    Optonicus proposes development of the TAP-LAM (Test Article Printing with Laser Additive Manufacturing for Threat Surrogate Target Production) powder bed fusion and directed energy depositions systems. The TAP-LAM metal additive manufacturing system will advance strategic missile defense system testing capabilities by improving 3D printing methods to rapidly produce large-scale threat surrogate ta ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials for High Strain Rate Applications

    SBC: MRL MATERIALS RESOURCES LLC            Topic: MDA17T001

    Metallic additive manufacturing (AM) is an attractive technology for the production of lethality test articles due to the potential for significantly reduced lead time and manufacturing cost.However, in order to be effective in providing accurate lethality data, the properties of the AM material have to match closely the properties of conventionally manufactured alloys found in real threat targets ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Lightweight Magnesium Components of a Missile Body

    SBC: Terves Inc.            Topic: MDA17T004

    Magnesium alloys have 35% lower density compared to aluminum, with improved temperature stability compared to high strength aluminum.They can also be fabricated with minimum gauge thicknesses considerably thinner than fiber composites, and are weldable, with much higher impact resistance.Traditional magnesium alloys, however, have had lower strengths than more developed aluminum alloys.Powder meta ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Lightweight Structural Components of a Missile Body

    SBC: Texas Research Institute, Austin, Inc.            Topic: MDA17T004

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has a need for weight-optimized solutions for future platforms of large missile structures.A significant weight reduction on these MDA platforms could increase maneuverability of the payload and allow the missile to launch additional kill vehicles.High temperature composite materials offer the means by which low cost and lighter weight missile structures can be ach ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Proactive Risk Monitoring Using Predictive Analytics

    SBC: UNIVERSAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: MDA16T002

    Presently the missile defense systems are using a reactive and program-centric framework for assessing industrial base risk. The Phase I effort focused on developing a wide and deep network algorithm using Industrial Product-Support Vendor (IPV) Gen II program for predicting the probability of failure. The proposed Phase II effort leverages the Phase I work and will focus on three main goals:(1) I ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. 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
  10. 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

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