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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. Innovative Hardware Technologies for Electromagnetic Attack Rejection in Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Radars

    SBC: Imaging Systems Technology, Inc.            Topic: MDA10T001

    Under this STTR Imaging Systems Technology (IST) will apply novel Plasma-shell technology and expertise with gas plasma systems to shield and protect BMDS Radar. Plasma-shells are tiny hollow gas encapsulating shells. When energy is applied across the shell, the gas inside ionizes into a plasma. Theory of plasma-electromagnetic (EM) field interaction shows that, under appropriate conditions, pl ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Low Defect Density Mercury Cadmium Telluride on Silicon by Bulk Layer Transfer

    SBC: Srico Inc            Topic: MDA11T002

    Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) has been described as one of the most technologically significant semiconductor materials and is the most widely used material for long wave infrared (LWIR) imaging. The current challenge is to produce MCT over large focal plane array size at low cost and high reliability without compromising sensitivity or noise performance. MCT on silicon substrates is highly attr ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. High-Speed Three-Channel Photonic Time Delay Unit

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: MDA08T012

    An innovative, super-miniature, fast-switching array-based photonic time delay device is being developed for the active electronically scanned-array (AESA) MDA and Navy radars. The design is based on the fast electro-optic effect, the super miniature fiber-lens collimation array, and the existing WDM photonic true time delay technologies. In Phase I Agiltron has successfully demonstrated the core ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Enhanced Beta-Batteries: A Long Life Power Source for Sensors Monitoring WMD Materials

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA102004

    OBJECTIVE: To provide innovative technologies and system components which increase the lifetime and utility of various systems within DTRA"s Tag, Track, and Locate (TTL) portfolio to combat weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The specific innovations sought under this topic are improved technologies that advance the state of the art for energy scavenging or capture from the ambient environment an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Development of Photoconductive Semiconductor Switch

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: DTRA102010

    OBJECTIVE: Advanced pulsed power switching technologies are needed to enable future nuclear weapon effects (NWE) experimentation capabilities and concepts for the active interrogation of special nuclear materials (SNM). The objective of this research is to advance the state of the art of high-gain optically-triggered switches by increasing the current density (to>1000 A/cm) and voltage hold-off ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Omnidirectional Photonic Electric Field Sensor for Diagnosing Nuclear Weapons Effects

    SBC: Srico Inc            Topic: DTRA102011

    High energy X-ray pulse sources used in nuclear weapons effects (NWE) tests can produce electromagnetic pulses through system generated electromagnetic pulse (SGEMP) effects. Improved diagnostics for NWE experiments is motivated by the need to accurately measure the test environment and to model the response of devices under test with reduced overall uncertainties in the presence of high energy X- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Sensor Resource Management

    SBC: Edaptive Computing, Inc.            Topic: MDA10002

    Today"s Ballistic Missile Defense networks consist of many different types of sensors and platforms, and given the expanded focus of MDA on theater and regional missile defense where multiple"raids"can be launched from different sites toward numerous targets, it is crucial that they can be dynamically tasked and deployed effectively in real-time to realize their full potential in achieving overall ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. 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

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