Award Data

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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 June, 2020.

  1. Integrated Flight Control Systems for Kinetic Kill Vehicles with Novel Internal Actuators

    SBC: OPTIMAL SYNTHESIS INC.            Topic: MDA04T003

    New internal actuation technologies and integrated design of guidance-control systems for kinetic kill vehicles are proposed. These actuation technologies can be used for KKV trajectory and attitude control in any speed range, both within and outside the atmosphere. Since the actuators are contained entirely within the airframe geometric envelope, and because no mass expulsion is involved, they of ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Low Cost Composite Structure with Integral Radiation Shield for Hardening of EKV Electro-Optics Subsystems

    SBC: Vanguard Composites Group, Inc.            Topic: MDA04T012

    Future Exoatmospheric Interceptor Kill Vehicle (EKV) system upgrades and Kinetic Energy Interceptors (KEI) are expected to require nuclear radiation hardening of electro-optics subsystems. Lightweight, low cost, producible structural radiation shielding is needed to address this EKV and KEI nuclear radiation hardening issues. A phase I program was successfully completed to demonstrate the feasibil ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Stratospheric Electrical Environments Applicable To Photovoltaic Arrays On HAA Platforms

    SBC: LIGHTNING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA04T008

    The objective of this program is to characterize the upper atmosphere electrical environment so that the effects of this environment on high altitude airships (HAA) and other platforms intending to operate in this environment can be determined, and protection methods developed. This includes transient luminous events (TLEs), such as red sprites and blue jets and their associated electrical propert ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Phase I Proposal #B045-014-0221: Target Scene Resolution and Calibration Using Innovative Region Based Active Contour Techniques

    SBC: TECHFINITY, INC.            Topic: MDA04T014

    Given the stressing timelines of KEI, there is a need to quickly and accurately determine the precise location of the physical centroid of a ballistic missile hard body in order to find the desired point of intercept for the kill vehicle. During terminal homing, when the interceptor relies on its IR seeker, there are many events within the seeker field of view (FOV) that can contribute to a failur ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Insensitive Munitions Technology

    SBC: Exquadrum, Inc.            Topic: MDA05T006

    It is proposed to qualitatively and quantitatively investigate the `Bonfire' insensitive munition (IM) characteristics of solid rocket motors. The study will focus upon developing fundamental understanding of the transient heat transfer, heat flux and the overall thermal load to and through the motor case's various multi-layered materials at elevated temperatures up to solid propellant bondline ig ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Full-spectrum Integrated Reaction Evaluation and Synthesis (FIRES)

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA05T017

    Highly energetic chemical processes play a central role in many military and commercial applications. For example, spectral emissions from missile plumes, arising from high-velocity chemical interactions of exhaust gases with the atmosphere, are used to detect, track, and identify threat targets. Detailed, quantitative knowledge of the energy-dependent chemical reaction cross sections and rates i ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Li Ion Base Battery Model

    SBC: Quallion LLC            Topic: MDA05T014

    A base model will be developed for both lithium-ion cells and a battery of cells. All the important thermodynamic and transport phenomena occurring in an individual cell will be accurately characterized. In Phase I, we will determine the appropriate mathematical equations for the base cell model, determine accurate values for all the thermodynamic and transport parameters, and develop an efficient ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Missile Plume Simulation Improvements Using GPU Chemical Kinetics Coprocessors


    High-fidelity missile plume flowfield simulations of MDA interest require use of detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms, which significantly improve IR/UV/RCS/visible signature prediction but entail long solution runtimes for completion. These long runtimes result from the required iterative solution of large systems of stiff, non-linear chemical source terms at each CFD mesh point; this curtails t ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Design and Development of Radiation Hardened ROIC for Multi-color LWIR/VLWIR Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA05T009

    Radiation Hardened Multi-color infrared (IR) focal planes are required for MDA/SMDC systems applications . Key to meeting these system requirements is to develop multi-color radiation hardened HgCdTe focal plane arrays for LWIR band ( 7-14 microns) and VLWIR band with wavelength of greater than 14 microns with high pixel uniformity, reduced readout noise, improved resolution, and higher temperatur ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Development of a Radiation Hardened Multi-Color LWIR and VLWIR Focal Plane Array Technology

    SBC: AVYD DEVICES, INC.            Topic: MDA05T009

    Our Phase I proposal addresses the demonstration of the feasibility to develop a radiation hardened technology for dual band HgCdTe Focal Plane Arrays which would include the LWIR/VLWIR wave bands of 7-14 micrometers and 14-18 micrometers. In Phase II, we plan to implement the approach to demonstrate VLWIR dual color detectors and Read Out ICs culminating in the demonstration of focal plane array ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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