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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 June, 2020.

  1. A Novel, Microscale, Distributable Sensor Technology for Ionizing Radiation

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: DTRA14B004

    Terrorist use of radioactive nuclear materials via nuclear and/or radiological dispersion devices (dirty bombs) is a serious threat. Therefore, it is critical to detect the proliferation of nuclear material. Critical challenges facing this objective include: (a) high sensitivity detection of signature emissions (e.g., gamma rays) from common radioactive isotopes behind shielding, and (b) cost-effe ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Advanced Interceptor Infra-Red Search and Track System (IRSTS) for Missile Defense Applications

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: MDA08T002

    The Oceanit¡¦s/APL Foveal InfraRed Search and Track (FIRST) prototype is a dual channel cryogenic WFOV optical sensor system. FIRST provides multifaceted support for an airborne IR search and track and uses the unique Multi-target-tracking Optical Sensor-array Technology (MOST) sensor chip, which has been developed at MDA. FIRST supports instantaneous field-of-view up to 90 degrees, with 360 deg ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Advanced Interceptor Infra-Red Search and Track System (IRSTS) for Missile Defense Applications

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: MDA08T002

    The Oceanit / John’s Hopkins, Applied Physics Laboratory (Oceanit / APL) team proposes a Foveal IRSTS (FIRST system) that can provide extremely accurate tracking information as well as providing discrimination and kill assessment metrics. Custom algorithms and processing methods will take advantage of a custom dual-format architecture to address and develop new optical processing methods and cap ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Advanced Multisensor Fused Track and Discrimination Architecture

    SBC: DECIBEL RESEARCH, INC            Topic: MDA06T003

    This effort proposes to design and demonstrate the concept of an innovative, Advanced BMDS Multisensor Fused Track and Discrimination Architecture that will enhance the generation of a Single Integrated Picture of the Battlespace. This Architecture permits enhancement of sensor-to-sensor track correlation handover of objects while characterizing their lethality for later target designation purpos ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Advanced Multisensor Fused Track and Discrimination Architecture

    SBC: DECIBEL RESEARCH, INC            Topic: MDA06T003

    This effort will extend the Phase I design, development, implementation, testing and performance evaluation of an automated prototype Multisensor Attributes and Contextual Information-Aided Track Correlation Algorithm. The proposed algorithm integrates the following modules based modified/enhanced existing stand-alone algorithms: a) A basic Multisensor Data Collection and Feature Extraction Module ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Advanced Real-Time Monitoring of Particulate Carbon, Oxygen and Mass

    SBC: PHASE IV SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

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    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Advanced Signal Processing to Enhance Target Detection & Discrimination In High Countermeasure Environment

    SBC: DECIBEL RESEARCH, INC            Topic: MDA06T002

    ABSTRACT: Missile defense radars use wideband waveforms along with coherent processing to extract detailed target features and perform high range /Doppler resolution functions. Reduced RCS targets embedded in high clutter (chaff, or chaff-like fuel debris, etc.) environments present significant challenges. Closely spaced objects and decoys accompanying targets of interest inherently increase the c ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Advanced Hit Detection Systems

    SBC: FREENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA13015

    FreEnt Technologies, Inc. (FreEnt) and Johns Hopkins Universitys Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) are proposing a multiple-hit detection sensor called the Optical Lethality Measurement System (OLMS). This system is based on the Planar Optical Penetration Sensor (POPS) technology (originally developed and patented by APL) and prior art associated with the Blast Initiation Detector (BID). The BID is ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. An Accurate 3D Real-Time Simulation Tool for Generating Hardbody Thermal Histories

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: MDA10T003

    Existing thermal analysis tools for optical signature generation are employed in an off-line manner, and are inadequate for new closed-loop real-time system simulations being pursued by MDA. This STTR project aims to develop and demonstrate an innovative simulation tool for the automatic generation and subsequent computation of reduced thermal models for accurate, real-time analysis of complex 3D ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. An Ultra-High Temperature Ceramic with Improved Fracture Toughness and Oxidation Resistance

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: MDA09T002

    Hypersonic missile defense systems are being designed to reach global threats. During flight, external surfaces are predicted to reach temperatures in excess of 2200C. As a result, innovative, high performance thermal protection systems (TPS) are of great demand. Among ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTC), it is well known that ZrB2- and HfB2-based materials have high melting temperatures and ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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