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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. Fast Switching Array for WDM-Photonic Time Delay

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: MDA08T012

    An innovative concept of a fast switching array for high bit-resolution photonic time delay that can be scalable to the ESA systems of MDA/Navy radars is proposed. The design is based on Electro-Optic (EO) effect incorporated with super miniature fiber collimation array, which is suitable to integrate in the current developing fiber based photonic WDM-true time delay technologies. The new EO switc ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Wideband photonics-based beamformer with multiple beams

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: MDA08027

    The multi-beam beamformer can benefit MDA’s radar sensor and communication. In this program, Agiltron proposes a photonics-based, multi-beam, low-loss beamformer. Agiltron’s variable fiber optic time delay lines will provide true time delay for the beamformer to form, steer, point and track the RF beams for ground-base, airborne or other RF systems. The proposed beamformer, leveraging on the r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Passive Range Estimation from Angle-only Sensor Data (Acq Pointing & Tracking)

    SBC: APPLIED MATHEMATICS INC            Topic: MDA08050

    We propose to adapt angle-only passive ranging methods developed for use by the submarine force to the problem of range estimation for missiles and rockets. Three particular methods will be examined: parallax or triangulation ranging; tracker/filter algorithms; and the relationship between range and the rate of angle change over time. Parallax ranging is an instantaneous method that uses angle m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Growth of Large Area CZT Crystals

    SBC: CAPESYM, INC            Topic: MDA08013

    This proposal seeks to develop a new process for production of large area CdZnTe substrates for large area focal plane arrays. The proposed system promises to overcome innate scale-up obstacles in the current method for production of CdZnTe crystals.

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. LANguage Conversion Engine (LANCE)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA07005

    From 1987-1997, DoD required Ada for every software project where new code generation was more than 30% of the effort. With the decline in Ada’s popularity, it has become increasingly difficult to find skilled Ada developers to maintain this legacy code. Code maintainers who don’t know Ada typically convert the code to a language they understand, which is a tedious error-prone process. A conve ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Simulation Optimization Engine (SIMON) for Missile Defense

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA08036

    As evidenced by recent events, missile defense remains a crucial component for protecting the United States and her allies from potential long range threats. Modeling and simulation (M&S) is recognized by the Missile Defense Agency as a key enabling technology supporting Warfighters and analysts alike in Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) design, testing, performance assessment, training, war ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Improved Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Capacitors

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: MDA07025

    This Small Business Innovation Research project addresses improving manufacturing methods and performance of high-voltage capacitors. During Phase I, Giner, Inc. demonstrated novel and inexpensive methods for manufacturing and stacking of multiple cells

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Calibration techniques for very large arrays

    SBC: GMR RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: MDA08030

    GMR Research & Technology (GMR) proposes to develop real-time digital methods to compensate for analog distortions in large RF arrays. In particular we will address manifold distortions caused by geometry, electronic, and near-field distortions. In this phase of the SBIR effort we will develop this approach for X-band arrays of at least 16 by 16 elements with at least 500 MHz instantaneous bandwi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Compact Laser Sources for Advanced Discrimination Seekers

    SBC: JGM ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: MDA08T004

    Phase I will conduct modeling and breadboard experiments to assess whether VHGM laser technology can achieve laser sources that enable active LADAR performance that surpasses present technology by a factor or 4, while packaging the laser head into a volume of 3 cubic inches. Phase II will build laser prototypes based on Phase I results.

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Development of High Performance AlInN-Based HEMTs

    SBC: Kopin Corporation            Topic: MDA08024

    ransistors (HEMTs) by providing a strain-free alternative to AlGaN as the barrier material. In particular, AlInN lattice matched to GaN should exhibit significantly higher polarization-induced charge and drain current, resulting in enhanced high power and high frequency capabilities for GaN HEMTs. However, AlInN alloys are challenging materials to produce due to the difference in growth conditio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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