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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. Facial Signature Reduction

    SBC: Bambu Vault LLC            Topic: SOCOM12004

    Reducing the personal signature of the warfighter, while simultaneously allowing him to"see, breathe and hear"is critical to mission success. Methods of concealment that are suitable for the body do not adequately mask the face without hindering the ability to"see, breathe and hear". To address the need for reducing signature in the Visible and NIR/SWIR region Performance Indicator, LLC (PI) pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  2. Accurate Simulations of Clouds and Optical Turbulence

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA11001

    Target detection and tracking by missile defense sensor systems on an airborne platform is affected by clouds and atmospheric turbulence. Clouds interfere with detection and tracking for viewing scenarios when clouds are in the foreground of the target. Turbulence phenomena can interfere with tracking throughout ascent. In addition to turbulence induced image dancing and blurring effects, turbulen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Advanced Hybrid Methods for Complex Target Plumes

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA11002

    We propose to develop a new and innovative capability to model complex target plumes by upgrading the SOCRATES-P Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) high altitude plume signature code. This capability will enable SOCRATES-P to simulate 3D plume flowfields in a unified manner, from inside the nozzle to the far field, and include plume-plume, plume-body, angle-of-attack, and other complex target ef ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Large Format Membrane Mirror Light Modulator for Infrared Scene Projection

    SBC: Optron Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA11003

    This Phase I SBIR program will initiate the development of a large-format mid-wave infrared (MWIR) scene projector based on the Company's existing membrane-mirror spatial light modulator technology. The scene projector is based on a VLSI membrane-mirror light modulator (VLSI-MMLM) that uses a deformable membrane mirror to modulate an off-chip light source. Prototype infrared scene projectors ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Development of line-narrowed diode pumps sources for DPAL systems

    SBC: TeraDiode, Inc.            Topic: MDA11007

    The diode pumped alkali laser (DPAL) allows for a potentially scalable approach towards a MW-class high energy laser system. By using an alkali vapor gain medium, one overcomes the intrinsic thermo-optical limitations of more conventional diode-pumped solid state laser (DPSSL) media. High spectral brightness diode pump sources are proposed by TeraDiode as the enabling element for efficient, kW-c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Novel, Alkali Metal Resistant Thin-Film Coatings for DPAL Windows

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA11008

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop a nanostructured, alkali vapor resistant, antireflective coating for use on Diode Pumped Alkali Laser (DPAL) windows. The materials will be deposited from chemical solutions via dip coating. A dual layer AR coating design is proposed including a dense alkali impervious base layer and a porous non-reactive top layer. The result of the Phase I effort ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Chemical and Laser Damage Resistant, High Performance AR Microstructures In Sapphire For DPALs

    SBC: TELAZTEC LLC            Topic: MDA11008

    Compact, efficient, mega-watt power level lasers are being developed by the MDA for the mission of destroying targets over a range of many hundreds of kilometers. A candidate laser technology with the promise of meeting this mission goal is based on alkali gas that is optically pumped by multiple, electrically driven diode lasers. One current problem limiting the potential operational lifetime o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Development of High Performance SLS Epi Materials for IR FPA Applications

    SBC: INTELLIEPI IR, INC            Topic: MDA11019

    This Phase I SBIR effort will develop robust and high performance infrared detector technology based on GaSb-based Type II strained-layer superlattices (SLS). The epitaxy development effort will focus on improving QE, reducing dark current, and reducing defects. The device design will be based on the NASA-JPL CBIRD structure. Advanced dual-band LW/LW design based on CBIRD will also be explored.

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Hypergolic Fuel Leak Sensor

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA11023

    Long range interceptor missiles rely on divert and attitude control systems (DACS) powered by liquid hypergolic propellants, a fuel and an oxidizer. Specifically, the present generation of SM-3 missiles employs monomethylhydrazine (MMH) and nitrogen tetroxide (NTO). Sensors, able to detect

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Using 2D Axisymmetric Flow Field Models to Capture 3D Plume-Plume Interaction Effects

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA11028

    Rapid simulation of threat missile plume signatures plays a critical role within the Missile Defense Agency"s (MDA) modeling and simulation framework for many applications. Fast simulation of systems utilizing vernier engines presents a challenging modeling problem because the interaction of the vernier and main engine exhaust flows produces a complex, 3D flow field. While high fidelity 3D flow ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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