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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. Development of a Terahertz Typing Toolkit for Interceptor Kill Assessment

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA09034

    A successful intercept of a missile by a kinetic energy kill vehicle initiates a complex sequence of events and associated observable signatures that occur over a very wide range of temporal, spatial, and spectral scales. The signatures contain important information on the lethality of the intercept and on the contents of the warhead (nuclear, biological, or chemical). The program objective is to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. 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
  3. Ultra Wideband Advanced Antenna Systems for Air Vehicles (1000-198)

    SBC: SI2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC            Topic: N091041

    SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) proposes to design and develop a multifunction conformal antenna system for UHF Flight Termination System (FTS), L-band Global Positioning System (GPS), and S-band Telemetry applications for the SM-3 family of missiles and other platforms. To reduce the depth of protrusion, axial length, and weight of the multifunction antenna while maintaining wide bandwidth and high ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Field and Modeling Test Bed for Plume Detection through Sunlit Clouds

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA03004

    Early Launch Detection and Tracking (ELDT) is emerging as a key component of US ballistic missile defense strategy. The complications of sunlit cloud cover and long slant path viewing make the problem extremely challenging and have thus far hindered the validation of proposed approaches. Spectral Sciences, Inc. (SSI), in collaboration with SciTec, Inc., proposes to develop a validated simulation a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Computation of Highly Excited Molecular Spectra

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA02016

    Radiation-transport (RT) codes constitute the core component of the target, plume, background, and atmospheric signature models utilized by MDA and virtually every other government agency and commercial company involved in developing optically-based weapons, surveillance, and remote sensing systems. Critical to the accuracy and range of application of RT codes are the accuracy and completeness of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Integration and Range Test of a Photonic Beamformer with Photonic Antenna Modules

    SBC: Photonic Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA04020

    PSI has recently demonstrated two photonic subsystems: a novel T/R photonic antenna module and a photonic true time delay (PTTD) beamformer. We propose the fabrication, integration and test of these subsystems via a phased antenna array range demonstration in which the test system is comprised of a wideband antenna array, prototype antenna modules and a PTTD beamformer. The overarching goal of t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. A MEMS Gyro-Rebalanced Accelerometer for High Performance

    SBC: Milli Sensor Systems and Actuators, Inc.            Topic: MDA04018

    MEMS accelerometers typically use force/torque rebalance applied by subcomponent actuators which, although well-understood, are seriously limited in performance by fundamental material and electronics stability issues, and some subcomponent design issues. These deficiencies can be overcome by the introduction of "gyro-rebalance", which substitutes inertial force balancing (the use of gyro torque t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. A Ladar Signature Capability for Transient Missile Events for FLITES

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA04026

    Engagement simulation models provide an indispensable tool for the design of sophisticated missile defense systems. This requires treating real-time motions and the complex scattering physics of active laser interactions with plume and debris fields from hardbody/plume transient events. Spectral Sciences, Inc., in collaboration with Kinetics, Inc and Photon Research Associates, Inc., proposes to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Three-Stage Hybridization of Ultra High Thermal Conductivity Heat Sinks and Spreaders for Advanced Radar and RF Components


    The results of Phase I showed that a 900 W/mK mechanically stable and CTE matched heat sink for T/RIMM module could be upgraded to 1200 W/mK. Phase II work is aimed at 1) establishing the manufacturing and producibility bases for design and deployment of advanced radar and RF components; 2) demonstrating the technology by fabricating at least two candidate pin cooled 8 channel T/RIMM base plate ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Long Life Gimbal/Bearing System

    SBC: SSG, Inc.            Topic: MDA04085

    SSG Precision Optronics proposes the development and application of a space-compatible long life contact bearing technology. The bearing development proposed expands on our Phase I work where a number of unconventional bearing materials (SiN balls and TiCN coated bearing races) have been assessed for long life. A significant portion of our Phase II activity is directed toward improving and quali ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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