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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. Fast Self-Adaptive Algorithms for Generating Hardbody Thermal Histories

    SBC: Stellar Science Ltd. Co.            Topic: MDA10T003

    To reduce the cost of new hardware development, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is developing fast new computational tools that enable in-the-loop hardware testing. The MDA and contractors have developed high-fidelity scene modeling tools such as the Fast Line-of-sight Imagery for Target and Exhaust-plume Signatures (FLITES) to test optical signature trackers. Currently, these high-speed tools ar ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. 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
  3. Fast Switching Array for WDM-Photonic Time Delay

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: MDA08T012

    An innovative concept of a fast switching array for high bit-resolution photonic time delay that can be scalable to the ESA systems of MDA/Navy radars is proposed. The design is based on Electro-Optic (EO) effect incorporated with super miniature fiber collimation array, which is suitable to integrate in the current developing fiber based photonic WDM-true time delay technologies. The new EO switc ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Compact Laser Sources for Advanced Discrimination Seekers

    SBC: JGM ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: MDA08T004

    Phase I will conduct modeling and breadboard experiments to assess whether VHGM laser technology can achieve laser sources that enable active LADAR performance that surpasses present technology by a factor or 4, while packaging the laser head into a volume of 3 cubic inches. Phase II will build laser prototypes based on Phase I results.

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Improved Packaging and Thermal Management for High Power Electronics and Solid State Lasers

    SBC: k Technology Corporation            Topic: MDA08T011

    TWTs are the amplifier of choice for various radar, electronics countermeasure techniques and other high power communication hardware. One of the biggest challenges with TWTs is the cooling of the waste heat. A large amount of power is dissipated at the collector end of the TWTA and that needs to be conducted to a heat sink at the base of the plate on which the TWT assembly is mounted. Since most ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Innovative Photonic Time Delay Units for Radar Applications

    SBC: S2 CORPORATION            Topic: MDA08T012

    We aim to design and demonstrate an innovative photonic true time delay solution which alleviates the fundamental problem of cascaded optical switches, and additionally offers several significant benefits. The device uses wideband spatial-spectral (S2) holographic optical memory materials to store and access several broadband time delay gratings. Broadband optical chirps are used to create these ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Spray-Coatable Metamaterials for Use as Narrow Bandpass Filters(1001-315)

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA08T009

    Triton, together with our STTR partner, proposes to develop the theory and fabrication capabilities necessary to develop a metamaterials coating solution for mirror optics that is capable of passing a narrow spectral band in the long wave infrared (LWIR) spectrum for the purposes of stray light correction in interceptor sensors. In the Phase I program we will deliver both a mathematical descripti ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Missile Plume Simulation Improvements Using GPU Chemical Kinetics Coprocessors

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: MDA05T018

    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. 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
  10. 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
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