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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. 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
  2. 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

    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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Green Propellant Rocket Engine


    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
  7. Radio Frequency Transparent, Nanoporous Ceramic Matrix Composite TPS Materials for Missile Radomes

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: MDA17013

    Through the proposed MDA SBIR program, NanoSonic will design and empirically optimize radio frequency (RF) transparent polymer derived ceramic matrix composite (CMC) thermal protection system (TPS) materials for missile antenna radomes. The signature characteristics of NanoSonics radome materials will be selectively tuned through the covalent integration of inner multiband frequency selective surf ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Small Filament Wound Lightweight Missile Defense Interceptor Shielding Structures

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: MDA18006

    In this MDA program, NanoSonic proposed to combine our structural component composite additive manufacturing (AM) technology with our Thoraeus Rubber veil to produce ultra-lightweight electronic and radiation shielding composites for missile interceptors.NanoSonic has recently developed ultra-high temperature and shock resistant 5" diameter gun barrel overwraps our AM filament winding process.Thes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Nanofilament-Based Rad Hard Resistive Memories and Devices

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: MDA18007

    NanoSonic will work with Virginia Tech nanomaterial physicists and Honeywell space system engineers to develop, demonstrate and transition to manufacturing rad hard resistive random access memories (RRAM) and related electronics based on resistive nanofilament bridges.Through prior basic research, NanoSonic has demonstrated early metal-insulator-metal (MIM) memory devices. Data is stored by creati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Aerodynamic Drag and Lift Characteristics for Irregularly-Shaped Intercept Fragments

    SBC: AVID LLC            Topic: MDA07016

    The focus of this proposal is the aftermath of a successful missile intercept, where the resulting fragments fall toward land or sea. This study will develop an approach to quantify shape parameters in a useful way to feed to a designed algorithm set governing lift and drag. The goal will be to enable trajectory analysis based upon lift and drag characteristics. Driving parameters such as the s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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