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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. Dim Target Extraction and Conjoint Tracking (DTECT) Enhancements for Missile Defense Applications

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: MDA12T004

    Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) platforms observe challenging threat and scene phenomenology. Toyon Research Corporation developed an image processing framework for clutter estimation/suppression and track-before-detect to jointly detect and track targets. The Target Extraction and Conjoint Tracking application, developed under initial Phase II funding and demonstrated using real-world data so ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Programmable Multi-Frequency Transmitter for Missile Communciations

    SBC: Space Micro Inc.            Topic: MDA16T005

    Improving capabilities of telemetry systems for next generation e.g. (MOKV) missile defense launch vehicles, kill vehicles, and test/target vehicles subsystems can transform operational testing of such systems and has the potential to increase capabilities of systems that rely on radio communications. As these systems, and their test scenarios become get more complex they will require unprecedente ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. CONTEXTUAL REASONING FOR OBJECT IDENTIFICATION

    SBC: Novateur Research Solutions, LLC            Topic: MDA15T001

    This project will develop a statistical-relational framework and enabling technologies for context-aware object classification and selection. The proposed framework is capable of reasoning about the scene as a whole while incorporating the entire corpus of available information including features and classification labels from heterogeneous sensors and properties of other objects in the scene. The ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Deep Learning with Whole-Scene Contextual Reasoning for Target Characterization

    SBC: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc.            Topic: MDA15T001

    ExoAnalytic Solutions is developing DEEPR (Deep Learning with Whole-Scene Contextual Reasoning for Object Characterization), an advanced multi-sensor multi-object classifier for integrated object characterization. The overall objective of DEEPR is to develop a suite of advanced, novel techniques that combine innovative advances in deep, hierarchical machine learning together with recurrent Deep L ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. SmallSat Stirling Cryocooler for Missile Defense (SSC-X)

    SBC: Wecoso, LLC            Topic: MDA17T003

    West Coast Solutions (WCS), in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Creare LLC, proposes an adaptation of our SmallSat Stirling Cryocooler (SSC) technology in response to STTR Topic MDA17-T003: High-Efficiency, Low-Volume, Space-Qualified Cryogenic-Coolers. In Phase 1 we will scale up a design currently in development for NASA to meet the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) topic re ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Lightweight Structural Components of a Missile Body

    SBC: Alpha Star Corporation            Topic: MDA17T004

    The Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) missile is the weapon component of the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system that consists of a rocket booster and kinetic kill vehicle. Recently, MDA has sought technologies to improve the performance of the booster vehicle (BV). To date, studies have shown that reductions in weight have a direct impact on overall effectiveness. The current proposal aims t ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Hybrid DNN-based Transfer Learning and CNN-based Supervised Learning for Object Recognition in Multi-modal Infrared Imagery

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 1

    On this effort Toyon Research Corp. and The Pennsylvania State University are developing deep learning-based algorithms for object recognition and new class discovery in look-down infrared (IR) imagery. Our approach involves the development of a hybrid classifier that exploits both transfer learning and semi-supervised paradigms in order to maintain good generalization accuracy, especially when li ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  8. Algorithms for Look-down Infrared Target Exploitation

    SBC: Signature Research, Inc.            Topic: 1

    Signature Research, Inc. (SGR) and Michigan Technological University (MTU) propose a Phase I STTR effort to develop a learning algorithm which exploits the spatio-spectral characteristics inherent within IR imagery and motion imagery.Our archive of modelled and labeled data sets will allow our team to thoroughly capture the variable elements that will drive machine learning performance.The overall ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  9. Combat Systems of the Future

    SBC: Advanced Systems/Supportability Engineering Technologies And Tools, Inc.            Topic: N05149

    The S-351 mini-sub is a prototype of the Dry Combat Submersible (DCS). This prototype was established as a means of risk reduction prior to a full commitment to the DCS program. Both of these platforms have an operational need to transit with minimum operator fatigue safely to a pre-defined point and covertly deploy and retrieve SEALS. To meet these operational needs, these platforms require upgra ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  10. Green Monopropellant Thruster Technology Maturation

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF151066

    Busek, with its Small Business Technology Transfer partner Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), proposes to undertake the development of a AF-M315E green monopropellant thruster for a potential flight application. Busek will be designing, fabricating, and qualifying the thruster to Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 5 status. SNL will be performing additional qualification tests for Busek and perfor ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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