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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. Dynamic Frequency Passive Millimeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 941D

    In the proposed effort, we will leverage this extensive experience and capabilities to realize a frequency agile mmW radiometer that can cover the range of DC-110 GHz and can be scaled to DC-200 GHz under Phase II. Ours is a photonic system that multiplies and up-coverts a low-frequency reference signal onto an optical carrier (laser) using EO modulation, then uses the modulation sidebands to inj ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Antenna design in the Plasma Environment

    SBC: Stellar Science Ltd. Co.            Topic: MDA12010

    Development of the ballistic missile targets is a complex undertaking, particularly since radio-frequency (RF) blackout caused by plasma formation during re-entry complicates antenna designs for Global Positioning System (GPS) and telemetry signals. To minimize the cost of the design/build/test process, proposed designs should be first simulated and refined in a virtual prototyping environment bef ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. 2-D Hyperspectral Imaging for High Speed Target Engagement and Identification

    SBC: Kestrel Corporation            Topic: MDA12014

    The objective of this proposal is to describe the design and technique behind a novel framing 2-dimensional (2-D) hyperspectral imager system that overcomes the limitations of traditional hyperspectral systems when tracking high speed targets and is capable of placing a 2-dimensional spatial grid on the target with enough pixels for shape-based target detection, while simultaneously and instantane ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Atmospheric Characterization for Directed Energy Applications

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: MDA12017

    MZA partnered with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) propose the development of an integrated satellite-derived numerical weather prediction (NWP) modeling and optical sensor measurements technique to provide comprehensive atmospheric characterization for modeling of directed energy (DE) weapon performance. We will build on an existing technique for temperature and wind modeling using ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Dual-Band Focal Plane Arrays with Double Unipolar Barrier InAs/GaSb Superlattices

    SBC: SK Infrared, LLC            Topic: MDA10012

    In this Phase II effort, SK Infrared LLC, is collaborating with Raytheon Vision Systems (RVS) to demonstrate a dual color 512x512 30 um pitch long wave/long wave (LW/LW) pBp focal plane array (FPA) hybridized to a RVS SB410 Read Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC). The SB410 is a 512x512 30 micron pitch dual band ROIC developed by RVS. The final deliverable at the end of the two year project would be a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Novel Directed Energy Options in Ballistic Missile Defense

    SBC: ASR Corporation            Topic: MDA09T010

    High power microwave (HPM) sources have been developed over the past few decades for many important DoD missions ranging from electronic warfare to intentional EMI to impulse radar. One important area of development for HPM devices is ballistic missile defense (BMD). HPM systems and techniques may be able to disrupt, damage, or destroy critical elements of adversary ballistic missile systems, re ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Accurate Scene Generation Including Atmospheric Effects

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: MDA11001

    Accurate synthetic scene generation is a critical capability required to support sensor development, software and hardware in-the-loop testing and pre-flight test analysis. Current \acIR scene generation codes such as \acFLITES and its predecessor \acCHAMP are excellent tools for creating radiometrically accurate IR scenes including targets of various types. These tools, however, do not currentl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Acquisition Tracking and Pointing Technologies

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: MDA10005

    ATA proposes to develop, test and deliver an Optical Inertial Reference Unit (OIRU) called the MSTAR Inertial Reference Unit with DRGs (MIRU-D). The MIRU-D will incorporate four ATA ARS-14s and four Boeing MEMS DRGs on the inertially stable side of the MIRU-D. The efforts in Phase II will lay the groundwork for a unit that is both technically superior and ready for flight qualification and manuf ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Thermal Protective Coatings for Interceptor Missiles

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA09007

    This SBIR project will address the combined effects of aerothermal heating, rain erosion, and moisture and gas diffusion on the degradation of interceptor missile radomes designed for hypersonic travel. A novel method of protecting hypersonic interceptor missiles from the rigors experienced at velocities several times the speed of sound is proposed. The technology is based on the conversion of a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Novel Directed Energy Options in Ballistic Missile Defense

    SBC: ASR Corporation            Topic: MDA09T010

    High power microwave (HPM) sources have been developed over the past few decades for many important DoD missions ranging from electronic warfare to intentional EMI to impulse radar. In this proposal, we describe an integrated program that seeks to develop innovative solutions based on mesoband source and antenna technology to improve the effectiveness of HPM-based BMD systems. Our research will ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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