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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Fusion of IR and Radar for Enhanced Threat Recognition and Interception (FIRE-TRAIN)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA12T001

    The proliferation of sophisticated ballistic missile systems threatens the ability of the U.S. to project military power and defend its deployed forces, its allies, and possibly even the homeland. Adversaries continue to improve their ballistic missile technologies, and are expected to incorporate multiple warheads, countermeasures, and decoys. The AEGIS systemthe sea-based component of the U.S. b ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Feature-Aided RF/IR Track Correlation

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA12T001

    Missile tracking sensors such as radar and EO/IR are often called upon to track constellations of multiple closely spaced objects, and recognize pairs of matching tracks from each sensor"s view. The outcome of this track correlation process is crucial for missile defense interceptors, as any failure to identify matches with certainty, for example because of an excessive number of tracks associate ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. IR/RF SPARK- IR/RF fusion using Stochastic Programming And Robust Kinematic features

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: MDA12T002

    SSCI and MIT team will approach a problem of fusing target data from sensor of different phenomenology using Probabilistic programming technology, Stochastic inference techniques based on Markov chain simulation, and Robust kinematic features. These methods will allow us to estimate the extend of information on metric, material, and kinematic properties of the observed low resolution targets av ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Innovative Fast Running Post Intercept EO/IR Scene Generator

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA12T005

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) propose to develop an innovative fast running post-intercept electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) scene generator. This scene generator will incorporate and leverage both PSI"s post-intercept radar debris scene generator PRSIM and APL suite of EO/IR prediction and analysis tools including the re-entry vehicle intercept sig ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Modeling Operator Reasoning and Performance for Human-in-Control Simulation (MORPHIC)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA12T006

    As the United States makes strides in developing, testing, and deploying missile defense technology, the human element remains core to the integrated, layered ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) architecture. Human operators oversee the command and control at the system, component, and element level across a vast array of networked ground-, sea-, and space-based sensors and interceptors to eff ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Intelligent Reasoning on the Impact of Changes to System Models and Requirements

    SBC: Discovery Machine, Inc.            Topic: MDA11T003

    As complex systems develop, there are inevitably changes to requirements and the system models as the team members formulate a more clear understanding of the customer needs and possible solutions. Often these changes are not coordinated since it is difficult to predict how one change may affect another and current requirements management and system modeling tools don't provide the type of t ...

    STTR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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