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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. Decision Making under Uncertainty

    SBC: GCAS, Inc.            Topic: MDA13T001

    The objectives of our Phase I effort are to characterize target sensor measurement uncertainties and feature extraction uncertainties; determine how and where, in the processing chain, these affect target discrimination and classification; show how the different sources of uncertainty lead to the cumulative uncertainty in the final decision; provide techniques that will be instrumental to optimizi ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Adaptive Management and Mitigation of Uncertainty in Fusion (AMMUF)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA13T001

    Missile defense takes place in an uncertain and dynamic environment, so multi-sensor fusion must be employed to aggregate and merge disparate data from the battlefield. However, the fusion process is hindered by the vast amount of uncertainty in operational contexts, such as imprecise measurements and varying environmental conditions. Various algorithms and fusion processes have been developed to ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Uncertainty Characterization Using Copulas (UC)2

    SBC: Boston Fusion Corp.            Topic: MDA13T001

    Boston Fusion, together with our teammate Syracuse University, propose a program of research and development, namely Uncertainty Characterization Using Copulas, which will lead to a parametric framework based on the statistical theory of copulas for modeling uncertainties in a centralized fusion architecture for the problem of target classification for ballistic missile defense applications. This ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Decision Making Under Uncertainty

    SBC: SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH LLC            Topic: MDA13T001

    The proposed effort will develop a new approach to characterize and analyze multiple-sensor decision making under uncertainty. The major focus will be on the decision architecture involving multiple Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) elements and the evaluation of the performance of various decision architectures for ballistic missile object discrimination. The proposed method will provide a well-d ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Micro-Particle Debris Characterization from Hyper-Velocity Impacts

    SBC: Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC            Topic: MDA13T002

    An ultra-high speed visible and near-infrared (VNIR) hyperspectral radiometric temperature imager will be developed in this program. The instrument is based on a high speed hyperspectral imager spanning the wavelength range 0.4-0.9 micron and providing hyperspectral data-cubes at rates of 13,500 Hz or faster. The high speed spatial imagery provides trajectory information to determine size and spe ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Intelligent Simulation Techniques for a Realistic, Unified Command and Control Training System (INSTRUCTS) for Missile Defense

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA13T005

    Given a specific window of opportunity for an incoming threat, the central Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) operator must dynamically manage the battle to achieve global and regional mission objectives. Seconds matter in these situations, and the C2BMC operator must be well versed in all potential scenarios, so that his actions are both quick and decisive. Currently, ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Lightweight Optical Benches and Mounting Structures

    SBC: The Peregrine Falcon Corporation            Topic: MDA13T007

    Peregrine will rely on advanced composites with unique dampening factors and our experience with kinematic mounts to develop and fabricate a state of the art, ultra-lightweight optical bench. This will be a high stiffness, and lightweight optical support structure capable of flying on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at high altitudes. It will have mounts capable of yielding less than a few hundred ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Lightweight, Stable Optical Bench with Vibration Attenuating Properties

    SBC: SAN DIEGO COMPOSITES, INC.            Topic: MDA13T007

    Airborne optical benches must provide high levels of stability to ensure the mission success of sensitive optical equipment. Optical structures used in high altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms must remain especially robust due to the significant environmental changes between ground level and high altitudes. The goal of this program is to design a lightweight optical bench capable of r ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Phased Array Beam Steering for High Power Lasers

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA13T008

    To enable new directed energy systems which are much lighter, smaller and more efficient, new types of optical phased array beam steering are required. In this Phase I STTR, Triton Systems teamed with our academic partner, will demonstrate a new family of reflective phase modulation elements based on recent advances with a new electro-optic material which has been shown to add dynamic tunability ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Corrosion Protection of High-Value Test&Evaluation Assets

    SBC: SAN DIEGO COMPOSITES, INC.            Topic: MDA13T010

    San Diego Composites (SDC), Inc. is teamed with the University of Maine and Raytheon Missile Systems to provide the solution for corrosion of Missile Defense Agency assets in harsh marine environments: innovative design and application of high performing composite components. It is well known that composite materials are inherently corrosion resistant and possess superior properties that can be ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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