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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. Radiation Hardened Interceptor LWIR Type-II Superlattice-based Seeker Sensors

    SBC: NOUR, LLC            Topic: MDA16011

    The aim is to demonstrate that Type-II InAs/GaSb superlattices (T2SLs) will exhibit significantly improved radiation hardness in comparison to the existing state-of-the-art HgCdTe-based sensors. T2SL-based sensors consist of III-V compound semiconductors which have much stronger bonding than II-VI-based sensors, and should be less susceptible to ionizing and nuclear particle radiation. This will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Programmable Signal Generator Module

    SBC: MAXENTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: MDA16023

    MaXentric proposes the MaX-PrISM, which exploits a novel packaging solution to create a modular programmable signal generator. The flexible system will provide the ideal solution for current and future missile flight test telemetry needs through its ability to generate various programmable waveforms. The solution leverages recent advancements in commercially available inter-connect technology, a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. 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
  4. Low Light Short Wave Infrared Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA15022

    Current focal plane array (FPA) technologies for imaging in low-light conditions in the short wave infrared (SWIR) are limited by poor quantum efficiency and/or poor noise characteristics. To address this need, a new SWIR-sensitive linear-mode avalanche photodiode detector array, will be optimized for low-light imaging, fabricated, and demonstrated. Unlike existing SWIRavalanche photodiodes (APDs) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Non-Destructive Testing Method to Detect Red Plague Within an Insulated Silver-Plated Copper Conductor

    SBC: SIVANANTHAN LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: MDA15024

    We propose to develop a non-destructive test method to identify and quantify the formation of red plague corrosion within an insulated silver-plated copper wire. Cross-linked ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene (XL-ETFE)-insulated silver-plated copper wire demonstrates high performance and is commonly used in military and aerospace applications as hook-up and lead wire, but is prone to galvanic corrosion ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Inline Threat Generation for Modeling and Simulation

    SBC: Eaxact Solution Scientific Consulting LLC            Topic: MDA15012

    Current simulation architecture relies heavily on pre-generated data in the form of look up tables.This paradigm is costly, time consuming and inflexible.Data for trajectories and signatures is generated off line then loaded into a simulation environment.This allows one to vary sensor locations and evaluate the effectiveness of missile defense for different blue force configurations.However, any c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Radiation-hardened Reconfigurable Digital Dual-band Infrared ROIC

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA15019

    A 1280 x 1024, 12-micron-pitch format radiation-hardened dual-band digital infrared readout integrated circuit (ROIC) will be developed. The features of the reconfigurable adaptive detector integrated circuit (RadIC) include: low-noise in-pixel amplifiers, in-pixel analog-to-digital conversion (ADC), extended > 22-bit dynamic range with temporal-photon flux-rate encoding, high-rate readout, and as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Top Coatings and Enhanced Cathodic Protection Capability

    SBC: AMERICAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY            Topic: MDA13T010

    American Energy Technologies Co. (a woman-owned small business concern of Arlington Heights, IL), will be joined by subcontractorAdvanced Technology Laboratories of Lockheed Martin Corp. (St. Paul, MN) in order to develop and fully furnish functional prototypes of two anti-corrosion technologies with the goal to deploy them in a variety of MDA-owned equipment platforms. The first technology is a t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Spectral crosstalk reduction in dual-band long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) photodetectors based on antimonide-based type-II superlattices

    SBC: NOUR, LLC            Topic: MDA15T004

    Antimonide-based Type-II superlattices (T2SL) are capable of delivering highly capable infrared detection capability. Improvement in material quality and processing techniques, as well as evolutionary modifications in device architecture have demonstrated the advantages of the material system over alternatives, and proven it as a viable candidate for the next generation infrared detection. Yet, th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. High-End Tactical Grade Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) Technology for Missile Defense

    SBC: Digital Optics Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA14019

    There is a need for tactical IMUs with better accuracy than the state of the art. We at Digital Optics Technologies (DOT) have been developing the superluminal ring laser gyroscope (SRLG) and superluminal ring laser accelerometer (SRLA). During Phase I of this program, we developed a new design that serves both functions simultaneously, a superluminal ring laser gyroscope and accelerometer (SRLGA) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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