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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. A Novel Method for Fast Rendering of Missile Plume Imagery

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA05044

    Since infrared radiation from missile exhaust plumes is a key observable for many satellite sensors and interceptor seekers, considerable effort has been expended in developing and validating high-fidelity plume signature codes. However, their utility for systems studies of missile fly-outs is limited by extremely long run times for each calculation. Spectral Sciences developed a data-driven algo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Advanced Regenerative Fuel Cell System for High-Altitude Airships

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: MDA03100

    Next-Generation High-Altitude Airships (HAAs) are increasingly attractive for a variety of defense and non-defense oriented missions, including applications for homeland security, missile defense initiatives, surveillance, remote sensing, radar, and telecommunications. Providing adequate power for the airship and payloads is a prime concern for long-duration HAAs. Regenerative fuel cell (RFC) syst ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Advanced Spectral Signature Models for Rocket Plumes

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA09032

    The design of space-based optical sensors for detection, identification, and tracking of threat missile launches relies heavily on plume signature simulation models. The development of very capable plume signature models traces back ~50 years. However, because of the complexity of the underlying physics and ever-increasing requirements for improved accuracy and speed, higher spatial resolution, a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Advanced Tactical Laser Adaptive Simulator-Visualization, Operations, Training, Engineering, and Rehearsal Toolkit (ATLAS- VOTER)

    SBC: Schafer Corporation            Topic: SOCOM03007

    The ATLAS-VOTER Toolkit is physics based with detailed aircraft models, environmental effects, operator, instructor, and analyst work stations, High Energy Laser (HEL) modeling, and graphic user interfaces. Because of the maturity of its component softwar

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  5. Aerogel Enhanced Thermal Management Systems for STSS

    SBC: ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.            Topic: MDA03049

    Aspen Aerogels is developing low-density, flexible aerogel composites to satisfy the thermal and mechanical insulation requirements for weight-sensitive launch vehicles or space based platforms. Efficient, low areal density protection to key structures and optical components from excessive solar (or other source) heating will be afforded by directly attaching the appropriately packaged insulation ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Agile Engagement Planning

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: MDA02017

    Our Phase I effort explored combining a Stochastic Dynamic Programming (SDP) solver with a Constraint Satisfaction Reasoning (CSR) system to provide an "agile" missile defense engagement planner. We demonstrated the ability to accept a missile defense problem formulation at run-time and execute the formulation using the SDP solver to select weapon allocations. The CSR component insures the feasi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Agile Textured Precision High Force Actuators for Ultra High Bandwidth Ultra High Authority DMs

    SBC: Xinetics, Inc.            Topic: MDA03023

    This Phase II program intends to develop high strain, low volume and low mass cofired deformable mirror actuators for laser communications systems to realize longer path lengths, beam delivery systems to deliver the required power densities at longer path lengths and the reconnaissance systems to achieve diffraction limited performance from space platforms. The maturity of a Nano-Textured Single ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Antenna Enhancements for SOF Applications

    SBC: Megawave Corporation            Topic: SOCOM03005

    U.S. Special Operating Forces (SOF) require tactical VHF/UHF antennas with improved performance for Special Reconnaissance (SR) missions. The development of an Enhanced Antenna Suite (EAS) tailored to SOF needs that can be configured depending on the nature of each mission is essential for meeting mission needs. Such a suite is aimed to provide enhanced mission effectiveness through improved LPI/ ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  9. Beryllium Alloy Replacement Materials for Missile Optical Structures

    SBC: FOSTER-MILLER, INC.            Topic: MDA03048

    Foster-Miller will demonstrate an innovative, low cost and health hazard-free ceramic matrix composite (CMC) material to effectively substitute beryllium and its alloys in EKV optical structures. We previously demonstrated an affordable and scalable processing route to produce high performance and complex shaped CMC materials. During Phase I, mechanical and thermal properties of our low cost SiC m ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency


    Abstract:This SBIR Phase II proposal entitled, "COTS Affordable Data Link System (CADLS) for Telemetry and Flight Safety" builds on the successful results of the Phase I feasibility study sponsored by the MDA and managed by the AFFTC, Edwards AFB. The Phase I study results demonstrated that range telemetry and flight safety data link requirements of a secure, spectrally efficient data link solutio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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