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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. Hyper-velocity Warhead with Advanced Load-out and Leathality (Hyper-WALL)

    SBC: Systima Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA18003

    Systima is proposing the development of a non-hit-to-kill warhead for hyper-velocity projectiles capable of deploying a volumetrically efficient tungsten payload using advanced manufacturing techniques. Using Wire Electrical Discharge Machining (Wire EDM), the payload packaging efficiency is dramatically increased while also reducing cost due to greater design simplicity and ease of assembly of th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Aerodynamic Characterization of Debris Fragments

    SBC: ANDREWS SPACE, INC.            Topic: MDA07016

    The problem of debris propagation and impact location has been studied since the formation of the Missile Defense Agency because accurate prediction of where and with what probability the fragments created during an intercept will impact the ground is crucial to the determination of possible collateral damage. The Kinetic Impact Debris Distribution (KIDD) fragmentation model provides a tool for p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Track Correlation / Sensor Netting

    SBC: BKF Systems            Topic: MDA07046

    Detection, tracking, and identification of ballistic missiles can benefit significantly from improved correlation of the tracks and detections. Track and detections are coming from the optical sensors and the radar sensors for further fusion of data into the single picture of the situation. However, available association methods are not nearly robust enough. Several radar, EO, and IR sensor charac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Compact and Robust RF-Photonic Modules for High Dynamic Range Radar Applications

    SBC: Eospace Inc.            Topic: MDA07038

    EOSPACE will design and develop a Compact and Robust RF-Photonic Module for improved Spur Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) link performance in MDA/Military Radar systems. The module will be designed to operate over an extended temperature range in an adverse environment, while reducing the size and weight of the module by at least a factor of two as compared to present day technology.

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. High Fidelity Scene Generation for Distributed Hardware in the Loop of BMDS Components

    SBC: KINETICS, INC.            Topic: MDA06048

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is currently developing a comprehensive testing environment to test and evaluate the operation of multiple elements operating concurrently within the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Synthetic scene generators are required to be developed to stimulate, in real-time, both radar and optical sensors within the BMDS. These scene generators must present to the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Improved Laser Diodes for Space Laser Communications

    SBC: nLight Photonics            Topic: MDA06020

    Space-based laser systems require unsurpassed reliability and ruggedness, as space-deployment may make it impossible to service and repair deployed systems. In this program we propose to continue our Phase I investigation to systematically identify, address and eliminate the most significant failure points in space-deployed diode laser systems. We will replace these points of failure with evoluti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. High Performance Rad Hard Analog to Digital Converter Architectures

    SBC: Orora Design Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA07003

    Orora Design Technologies proposes to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a template-based solution to the design of high-performance radiation-hardened analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). Research will be focused on innovatice architectures for a Delta-Sigma ADC of 2.5 MSPS data rate at 16-bit or greater resolution with 250mW or less power consumption, and a pipelined ADC of 180MSPS data ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. An Advanced Thermal Management System for Gimbal-Mounted Sensors

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA07004

    Future missile detection systems will require improved thermal management for cooling gimbal-mounted sensors and optics. Current systems utilize cryocoolers placed on the gimbal, which necessitates the cryocooler heat to be rejected directly from the gimbal. A far superior approach in terms of payload mass would locate the warm elements of the cryocooler on the stationary platform near the space ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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