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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. Ship Operating Area Adaptive Planning (SOAAP) Algorithms

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: MDA12001

    Deriving optimal positioning solutions for a hybrid Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system comprised of both land-based and sea-based assets poses daunting theoretical and practical challenges. The Scientific Systems Company Inc. team proposes to develop Ship Operating Area Adaptive Planning (SOAAP) algorithms that will include highly effective hybrid Aegis BMD models and methods for derivin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. RF-IR Target Characterization for Feature-Aided Track Correlation

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA12005

    To maintain a complete, timely and coherent situational awareness picture, missile defense command and control functionality typically requires information to be integrated from a variety of different semi-autonomous sensors tracking the battle from different viewing geometries. These sensors, whether EO/IR or RF, typically each develop their own internal tracks upon objects within the scene, whic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Antenna design in the Plasma Environment

    SBC: Stellar Science Ltd. Co.            Topic: MDA12010

    Development of the ballistic missile targets is a complex undertaking, particularly since radio-frequency (RF) blackout caused by plasma formation during re-entry complicates antenna designs for Global Positioning System (GPS) and telemetry signals. To minimize the cost of the design/build/test process, proposed designs should be first simulated and refined in a virtual prototyping environment bef ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. 2-D Hyperspectral Imaging for High Speed Target Engagement and Identification

    SBC: Kestrel Corporation            Topic: MDA12014

    The objective of this proposal is to describe the design and technique behind a novel framing 2-dimensional (2-D) hyperspectral imager system that overcomes the limitations of traditional hyperspectral systems when tracking high speed targets and is capable of placing a 2-dimensional spatial grid on the target with enough pixels for shape-based target detection, while simultaneously and instantane ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Corrosion-Resistant AR Coating of High Energy Alkali Laser Components Using Refractory Materials

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: MDA12016

    Realization of high-performance compact lasers will require the development of substrates and advancements in optical coatings that can withstand the harsh environments of corrosive gases, high temperatures, and high energy densities. Toward this end we intend to undertake the development of novel optical coatings that will simultaneously provide the necessary protection and maintain the optical ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Atmospheric Characterization for Directed Energy Applications

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: MDA12017

    MZA partnered with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) propose the development of an integrated satellite-derived numerical weather prediction (NWP) modeling and optical sensor measurements technique to provide comprehensive atmospheric characterization for modeling of directed energy (DE) weapon performance. We will build on an existing technique for temperature and wind modeling using ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Water Effects Correction Software (WECS)

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA12020

    Infrared (IR) target scenes can suffer from distorting effects by atmospheric species present along the atmospheric paths through which the signals are propagated, causing errors in derived target characteristics (e.g., position, velocity, angle). The main contributor to these errors is refraction of the signals by water, in its various forms (e.g., vapor, cloud, air-ice mix, etc.), along the path ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Optimizing Weapons System and Sensor Pairing Through Efficient Binary Polynomial Optimization

    SBC: DYNAMIC IDEAS LLC            Topic: MDA12004

    Exact formulations of weapon-to-threat assignment problems have long been identified as binary polynomial optimization problems which are theoretically difficult (NP-hard), thus previous research for implementation in the area has focused on heuristic solution methods or methods which compromise full formulation with limits on assignment. The introduction of sensor pairing further complicates for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Ultra-Low Power Anti-Tamper Technology for Missile Defense Applications(1001-895)

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA12006

    Triton Systems proposes to develop near-zero power advanced sensors, for protection of Critical Program Information (CPI) of MDA/BDMS assets against exploitation by reverse engineering and tampering through the use of X Ray imaging. The proposed technology will be applicable to both current and future hardware. During Phase I, Triton Systems will develop the conceptual framework for the new ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Endo-Atmospheric Aero-Thermal Debris Survival and Ground Prediction Model

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA12009

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) is pleased to submit an innovative proposal aimed at incorporating a novel aero-thermal algorithm into an existing debris trajectory model that contains the ability to take a high-fidelity derived debris model and propagate it to ground impact location providing range safety assessment. The aero-thermal algorithm for complex, faceted shapes is based upon validated hyp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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