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  1. Special Tooling and Processes for Repeatable Adhesive Application

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA16014

    Threaded fastening systems in vibrating environments require a secondary locking feature, augmenting primary locking provided by an applied preload, to prevent vibration-induced loosening. The secondary locking feature can be mechanical, prevailing torque-type, or an adhesive. Self-locking nutplates and inserts are often more expensive than adhesives, require retorquing or on-torque adjustments, a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Database and Numerical Procedures for Extending the Spectral Range of Plume Signature Codes

    SBC: SPECTRAL SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: MDA16004

    Over many data collection campaigns, a large number of propulsion related signature events have been observed across an extended range of the electromagnetic spectrum. The current suite of plume modeling tools contains the basic framework for flowfield and signature generation, but lacks the underlying physical mechanisms and supporting property databases to properly account for alternate waveband ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Multi-Functional, High Performance, IM-Compliant, Composite Case for Solid Rocket Motor

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA07047

    Physical Sciences Inc. has successfully demonstrated the operational capability of a filament wound composite case designed to mitigate against slow cook-off, fast cook-off, bullet and fragment impact threats for solid rocket motor (SRM) systems. The implemented manufacturing, quality control and assurance processes enable production of small and large diameter motors to satisfy strategic and tact ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Standardized Atmospheric Generator (SAG) for Inline Environment Generation

    SBC: SPECTRAL SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: MDA16003

    We intend to dramatically improve the performance of the Standardized Atmosphere Generator (SAG), an environmental background model used to characterize the atmospheric state.SAG is an empirical model which creates a complete picture of the atmospheric state for electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) and radar (RF) systems as well as trajectory computations for targeting and tracking.These systems requi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Vis/IR Atmospheric Tool (VISIRAT)

    SBC: SPECTRAL SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: MDA16009

    Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Model and Simulation (M&S) capabilities include Core Truth models (CTM) capable of simulating all physics governing missile detection, tracking and intercept events. A key component of the simulation tools is an accurate and fast atmospheric radiation model to describe the target signals as they propagate through the atmosphere to the sensor. Ideally, such a model shou ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Fast Running Re-Entry Vehicle Wake Signature Tools

    SBC: SPECTRAL SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: MDA16019

    The flight environment conditions encountered by re-entry vehicles (RVs) and RV associated spent boosters and flight hardware can produce complex wakes that are difficult to model.Under such high dynamic pressure and angle-of-attack (HDAOA) conditions, ablating heat shield material is entrained in the flow in the form of gases and particulates and reactive chemistry between atmospheric and ablatin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Ground-Based Characterization of High Altitude Plume Signature Phenomenology to Advance the Capabilities of SOCRATES-P

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA16004

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to utilize a ground-based simulation facility based upon its patented FAST technology to obtain critical data necessary to validate and extend the capabilities of the MDAs high altitude plume code, SOCRATES-P, to model plume signatures with high fidelity.In Phase I PSI demonstrated the model validation approach by measuring the velocity dependent cross section ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Trajectory Simulation using PSM

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA17T002

    Triton Systems, Inc. proposes to develop a method for efficiently running federated simulations of atmospheric and orbital rocket flight. Tritons proposed method will be able to get information between time steps without the need for interpolation and will significantly reduce the computational time needed to run Federated simulations.Approved for Public Release | 18-MDA-9522 (23 Feb 18)

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Conformal Multilayered Passivation for Type-II indium arsenide/gallium antimonide Superlattice Mesas

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: MDA14021

    The unique electronic properties of periodically-arranged indium arsenide/gallium antimonide (InAs/GaSb) mesas in the type-II strained layer superlattices (SLS) make them a superior alternative to the conventional HgCdTe sensors for longwave infrared focal plane array (LWIR FPA) detectors. However, despite the highly promising quantum structures of SLS, its performance is currently limited by high ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Standardized Atmosphere Generator (SAG) for Inline Environment Generation

    SBC: SPECTRAL SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: MDA16003

    We intend to dramatically improve the performance of the Standardized Atmosphere Generator (SAG), an environmental background model used to characterize the atmospheric state. SAG combines multiple empirical models, including NRL-MSISE-00, URAP, NRL climatology, AFGL atmospheric profiles, SNOE databases, the International Reference Ionosphere, and photochemical and empirical models developed by S ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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