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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. InGaAs SWIR Seeker Sensor System for a Projectile Based Kill Vehicle

    SBC: Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA13026

    An uncooled Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) imaging system will be developed for insertion in a hypersonic gun launch interceptor. The 640x512 10um pitch SWIR imaging system (detection from 0.7-1.7um) will provide unique capabilities for the kill vehicle. Functionality of the imager includes the ability to track the target with and without targeting lasers using a very high frame rate imager with regi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Disruptive Improvements in Single-Photon Geiger-mode Avalanche Photodiode (GmAPD) Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs) and Cameras

    SBC: Princeton Lightwave, Inc.            Topic: MDA13024

    For this Phase II SBIR, Princeton Lightwave Inc. (PLI) is proposing to demonstrate disruptive single photon counting performance characteristics of Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode (GmAPD) cameras by making dramatic improvements to existing commercial short wave infrared GmAPD focal plane arrays. These cameras provide high-performance three-dimensional imaging capability for intelligence, surveil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Visible and Near Infrared (VNIR) Photon-Counting Integrated Circuit (PCIC) Imager

    SBC: Wavefront            Topic: MDA13024

    During Phase II, we will prototype the PCIC imager; characterize its dark count rate, quantum efficiency, gain, crosstalk, bandwidth, jitter, etc., as a function of the bias voltages and temperatures; perform environmental testing including operating temperature, vibration and thermal testing; compare between design specifications, model, simulation, and analysis and measured PCIC performance; del ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. SPEER With Optical Research Data (SWORD)

    SBC: SciTec, Inc.            Topic: MDA07044

    SciTec has developed a system for post engagement evaluation and reporting (SPEER) that combines a multi-phenomenology, multi-source fusion engine with a human-machine interface (HMI) to correlate messages, system tracks and multi-source data, further exploits this data and displays information to provide situational awareness to include post engagement assessments. SPEER incorporates the remote ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Development of line-narrowed diode pumps sources for DPAL systems

    SBC: Princeton Optronics            Topic: MDA11007

    Megawatt class laser systems using Diode Pumped Alkali Lasers (DPAL) could be possible because of their extremely low quantum defect which minimizes thermal loading and, like other gas lasers, the gain medium can be flowed to reduce thermal management requirements. One key to producing efficient systems is matching the absorption linewidth of the gain media to the emission bandwidth of the diodes. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Innovative Signature Exploitation for Long Range Object Discrimination

    SBC: SciTec, Inc.            Topic: MDA11010

    The Missile Defense Agency has adopted a Phased Adaptive Approach (PAA) to build up the BMDS system by incorporating existing and newly developed radars, EO/IR sensors, and interceptors to counter new threats, including sensors that are not owned by the MDA. Optimally utilizing these next generation of high fidelity Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) and possibly Airborne Infrared (ABIR) systems ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Discrimination Damage Assessment

    SBC: SciTec, Inc.            Topic: MDA05040

    As the BMDS evolves over the next decade, the community will be exposed to a substantially greater amount of data from successful intercepts in all phases of the tiered defense, including boost, mid-course and terminal. In order to perform the necessary battle management, command and control functions, a net of sensors using both active RF sensors supporting the fire control, guidance and navigati ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Passive Range Estimation from Angle-only Sensor Data (Acq Pointing&Tracking)

    SBC: SciTec, Inc.            Topic: MDA08050

    The proposed work will extend the studies conducted during Phase I to develop a mature Monocular Passive Ranging capability to enable single EO/IR sensors in a UAV network to determine threat location accurately enough to cue other assets (other UAV sensors, radars, etc). Such a capability is a key enabler for Early Intercept or enhanced C2BMC, since it mitigates stressing requirements for sensor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Track Correlation

    SBC: SciTec, Inc.            Topic: MDA09027

    The key to successful track correlation, and early intercept, is to discriminate between observations of multiple threats, eliminate false tracks, and characterize each threat prior to ingestion of angles-angles data into a tracking filter framework. SciTec"s novel approach to this challenge is to extract features that are available only during the boost phase, fuse these features with track data ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Development of Fast and Slow Cook-off Mitigation Sensor

    SBC: MECHANICAL SOLUTIONS, INCORPORATED            Topic: MDA08044

    Designed and successfully demonstrated in the laboratory by Mechanical Solutions, Inc. (MSI) during Phase I, the fast and slow cook-off mitigation sensor (FASCOMS) generated sufficient electrical power from the surrounding environment to function a military-standard squib, which can control a thermally initiated venting system (TIVS) on a large solid rocket motor (SRM). The FASCOMS monitored the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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