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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 September, 2020.

  1. Real-time Atmospheric Disturbance Compensation Using Hardware-Accelerated Speckle Imaging

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: MDA06T006

    Atmospheric disturbances are a major performance-limiting factor in long-range optical systems. In particular, for the Airborne Laser (ABL) the ability of distinguish targets from a long distance is crucial for mission success. Despite the progress in optics and sensor technology, blurring in long-range imaging caused by atmospheric movements and density changes will remain an issue. Digital si ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. IGC and Estimation With Theta-D and Higher Order Sliding Mode Techniques

    SBC: IST-Rolla            Topic: MDA05048

    A recently developed nonlinear controller called theta-D and the Higher Order Sliding Mode (HOSM) control are the centerpiece around which an Integrated Guidance and Control (IGC) scheme and a nonlinear filter technique are built to enhance the lethality of hit-to-kill interceptors and offer a means to increase the maneuver ratio advantage. This proposal includes the development of a 6DOF based I ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. HIGH EFFICIENCY COMPACT MODELING OF RADIATION EFFECTS

    SBC: Lynguent, Inc.            Topic: DTRA05001

    The objective of this research is to develop beta versions of tools for automatically migrating radiation effects predicted in TCAD level tools to compact modeling tools. This transition will enable compact models that possess radiation effects to be quickly generated, which can then be used in circuit design activity. This approach is a substantial improvement over the current ad hoc approaches. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Radiation Hard, High Precision, Agile Star Tracker

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA05030

    In this program, Voxtel will demonstrate SOI-CMOS imagers for high-performance star tracking applications. Fabricating CMOS imagers on SOI wafers, allows the device and detector layers to be separated with an insulating layer, so each can be individually optimized and operated with separate ground returns. High QE and high MTF come from backside illumination and depleting the entire volume of dete ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Uncooled, Long-Life Wavefront/Tracking Sensor

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA04105

    A highly reliable InAlAs/InGaAs avalanche photodiode (APD) focal plane array (FPA) will be developed to replace the electron-bombarded charge-coupled device (EBCCD) camera presently used for Airborne Laser (ABL) wavefront sensing applications. Based on technology with a nominal lifetime of 105 hours of continuous operation, Voxtel’s monolithic solid-state architecture is both more manufacturable ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Model-Based Specification and Testing for Rapid Software Transition

    SBC: COGNITIVE CONCEPTS            Topic: N/A

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) faces a problem that's common to all complex military systems and to many commercial applications as well. The time and effort it takes to integrate software functionality into a system and verify correct operation can beoverwhelming and, in some cases, cost prohibitive. Thus, projects seek a process or method to effectively, efficiently and rapidly implement and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Novel Spacecraft Separation System

    SBC: Tai-Yang Research Company            Topic: N/A

    Tai-Yang Research proposes a novel and revolutionary approach to spacecraft separation. The proposed approach is 100 % contamination free and provides an unlimited number of in-situ rest capability. This revolutionary approach provides a completely uniformand adjustable clamping force. When implemented, the proposed approach will provide a safe, low cost, lightweight, and reliable method of spacec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Multi-Modal LWIR/VLWIR Focal Plane Array

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to optimize the design of a highly versatile active/passive multi-color focal plane array (FPA). The device integrates, within a single pixel, both avalanche photodiode (APD) and two-color LWIR/VLWIR sensing capabilities. The design is based onwell proven HgCdTe heterostructure techniques and manufacturing methods.In Phase I, we will investigate both two-terminal and three-terminal, bac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. 3-D LADAR Polarimeter

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Polarization will increasingly be an important tool in ballistic missile defense. However, in practice, implementing a robust polarimetric system necessitates addressing a number of complex issues and challenges. Furthermore, polarimetric systems,traditionally have relied on spatial or sequential scanning mechanisms to record the multi-dimensional datacube. Due to spatial and/or temporal aliasing, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Radiation Hard, Stacked LADAR Circuits

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    To engender future developments in space-based ladar systems, innovative approaches to realizing high-density, radiation-hard readout integration circuits (ROIC) are required. The object of this proposed effort is to support space-based ladar sensingsystems by developing a radiation hard, high-performance, ladar ROIC based on wafer-stacked, rad-hard, SOI CMOS integrated circuits that achieve high- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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