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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. Feature-aided Globally Optimized Sensor Fusion for BMD

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA10001

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop, evaluate, and test new elements of a sensor fusion architecture for Command, Control, and Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) for Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD). PSI proposes an innovative architecture designed to leverage sensor diversity and multimodal feature extraction to provide Enhanced C2BMC functionality in search, track, discrimi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Resource Allocation using Market-Based Optimization (RAMBO)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA10002

    Missile defense takes place in a dynamic, uncertain environment. Multi-raid attacks threaten to overload sensor capabilities, leaving fewer sensor resources free to observe each target complex. Moreover, the shift in emphasis toward early intercept, coupled with the growing importance of short- and medium-range threats, reduces the time available for detection, tracking, and discrimination, becaus ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Unified Control-Theoretic Multi-Raid Sensor Management Algorithms

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: MDA10002

    Detecting, localizing, identifying, tracking, and intercepting multiple and dispersed missiles aimed at multiple and dispersed defended areas, presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. The Scientific Systems Company, Inc. team proposes a foundational, information-theoretic and controltheoretic approach. It is based on mathematically modeling a multiplatform-multisensor-multitarget s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. End-to-End BMDS Strategic Communication Systems

    SBC: WELKIN SCIENCES, LLC            Topic: MDA10003

    To meet the goals of SBIR topic MDA10-003, Welkin Sciences proposes to upgrade three important tools needed by DoD's strategic communications community: 1) the CommLink computer simulation used to analyze and evaluate scintillation hardening techniques by DoD scientists and contractors early in a transceiver's development cycle; 2) the CommLink Defined Transceiver (CDT) used by DoD contr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. High-Bandwidth, Extended Linearity, Reaction-Cancelled, High-Surface-Figure-Accuracy Fast-Steering Mirror for Future MDA Missions

    SBC: Left Hand Design Corporation            Topic: MDA10005

    Jitter suppression and image stabilization require an increasing number of technological improvements as vehicles become unmanned, more agile and work in more hostile environments. Fast steering mirrors (FSM) play an important supporting role in providing a quiet operating platform. LHDC has contributed a number of FSM for space platforms and plans to enhance performance of future products in fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Direct-to-Metal Bonding for Improved Thermal Performance of Lasers

    SBC: Precision Photonics Corporation            Topic: MDA10006

    The most promising and scalable high-power laser geometries effectively manage thermal transfer from the laser crystal to the heat sink. While next generation crystals and pump geometries aim to eliminate waste heat in the first place, it will always be the case that efficient removal of heat will be paramount for further power scaling. When powers reach the kilowatt level, in an area about the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Development of Ultra High Performance Thermal Management Technology for High Power Solid State Lasers for MDA Directed Energy Systems

    SBC: METAL MATRIX CAST COMPOSITES, LLC (DBA M            Topic: MDA10006

    High efficiency heat-sinks for thermal management of high energy solid state lasers are proposed. Advanced heat sink technology enables increased performance of directed energy solid state lasers. Efficient high performance thermal management materials representing next generation thermal expansion matched high thermal conductivity heat sinks are proposed with an additional level of hybridizatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Compact, Ultra- Narrow-Bandwidth, High-Power Diode Laser Pumps for Diode-Pumped Alkali Lasers

    SBC: TeraDiode, Inc.            Topic: MDA10007

    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 as the enabling element for efficient, kW-class DPAL sys ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Novel, High-Power, Pump-Signal Fiber Combiner

    SBC: Q-PEAK INCORPORATED            Topic: MDA10008

    Recent advances in fiber lasers have shown their potential for power scaling to Directed Energy levels. Many of the high-power, cladding-pumped, large-mode-area fiber systems demonstrated in the laboratory have employed free-space optics to couple the diode laser pump power into the pump cladding of the fiber. While the approach is useful for power scaling demonstrations, it is not practical for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Characterization and Reduction of Elcetrically Active Defects in Type II SLS Detector Materials

    SBC: Maxion Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA10009

    Maxion Technologies proposes to adopt and further develop a metrology system tailored to understanding the nature of electrically active trap states in type-II SLS IR detector materials, and demonstrate the utility of the technique as a tool for MBE material optimization. Capacitance transient spectroscopy (CTS) is a unique diagnostic technique in that it directly measures the properties of elect ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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