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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Innovative Methodologies for Manufacturing of Lethality Test Articles

    SBC: Matsys Incorporated            Topic: MDA17T001

    The experimental validation of the DoDs weapon systems is at the cornerstone of national security considerations. The structural requirements for the targets utilized impose a severe cost and lead time burden due to the limitations imposed by the traditional manufacturing processes currently used. Novel manufacturing methods for metal alloys have been established in the past years, but they have y ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. CONTEXTUAL REASONING FOR OBJECT IDENTIFICATION

    SBC: Novateur Research Solutions, LLC            Topic: MDA15T001

    This project will develop a statistical-relational framework and enabling technologies for context-aware object classification and selection. The proposed framework is capable of reasoning about the scene as a whole while incorporating the entire corpus of available information including features and classification labels from heterogeneous sensors and properties of other objects in the scene. The ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Resource Utilization Prediction and Planning for Complex Simulations

    SBC: SimVentions, Inc.            Topic: MDA17002

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) utilizes federated Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) simulations to characterize and predict the performance of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).Computer and network resource loading is a key challenge MDA faces in planning and running these simulations. Scenario planners are forced to create lower resolution scenarios, which fall short of BMDS fidelity test o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Green Propellant Rocket Engine

    SBC: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.            Topic: MDA17010

    Standard monopropellants like hydrazine are highly toxic and carcinogenic.These characteristics add significant cost, complexity, and risk during the fueling of spacecraft.Green propellants alleviate most of these concerns.They are far less toxic, ultra-stable, and shock resistant; thereby offering the satellite designer a much safer alternative.MDA17-010 seeks to develop a green-propellant-fueled ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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