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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. Real-Time Health Management Portable Sensor for Solid Rocket Motors

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA14T004

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a portable, non-invasive, real-time sensor to assess the chemical and physical health of solid rocket motors as a function of age without affecting the motors integrity nor having direct contact with the propellant. In Phase II, a sensor to monitor specific gas species that are markers of the chemical and mechanical aging pr ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Decision Making under Uncertainty

    SBC: GCAS, Inc.            Topic: MDA13T001

    Our proposed second order uncertainty (SOU) product is a decision making software solution that addresses the problem of providing accurate and precisely defined decision courses of action (COAs) of complex, time-constrained problems in a fraction of the time required by alternative methods striving to achieve the same level of precision. Complex decision situations can deal with large volume of ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Lightweight, Stable Optical Bench with Integrated Vibration Attenuation

    SBC: SAN DIEGO COMPOSITES, INC.            Topic: MDA13T007

    The goal of this program is to design a lightweight optical bench capable of remaining stable under temperature and moisture changes, while isolating the precision optical array from vibrations such as engine noise and air turbulence. By integrating a customizable periodic stack in the bench, vibrations are attenuated more effectively than commercially available mounts. Additionally, the periodic ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Interactive Sensor Fusion for Context-Aware Discrimination

    SBC: OPTO-KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: MDA15T001

    We propose a novel computational framework for discrimination that incorporates sensor data from observations of the engagement and from kill assessment (KA) that such sensors can provide. The KA information is combined with data from other sensors to improve the discrimination decision and to reduce the probability of correlated shots. Approved for Public Release 16-MDA-8620 (1 April 16)

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Deep Inference and Fusion Framework Utilizing Supporting Evidence (DIFFUSE)

    SBC: Boston Fusion Corp.            Topic: MDA15T001

    Combining information from disparate sensors can lead to better situational awareness and improved inference performance; unfortunately, traditional multi-sensor fusion cannot capture complex dependencies among different objects in a scene, nor can it exploit context to further boost performance. Integrating context information within a fusion architecture to reason cohesively about scenes of inte ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Robust Classification through Deep Learning and Dynamic Multi-Entity Bayesian Reasoning

    SBC: Exoanalytic Solutions, Inc.            Topic: MDA15T001

    Missile defense faces the challenges of rapidly maturing and evolving complex threats, possessing capabilities which require the use of all available resources to successfully detect, track and identify the lethal objects. Future performance will rely on multiple sensors such as ground and sea based radars and electro-optical and infrared sensors for target recognition. It is crucial to develop a ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Composite Case Improvement for Solid Rocket Motor

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA06T004

    It is proposed to develop, model, and demonstrate composite case materials with sympathetic responses to slow cookoff. In phase II, the proposed study will focus upon conducting subscale SCO testing on composite case materials and validate a physics based modeling and simulation tool. Subscale motor case dimensions will be analogue to a specific MDA rocket booster.

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Advanced Radar Data Fusion

    SBC: TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORPORATION            Topic: MDA06T003

    In Phase I, TSC and the University of Arizona developed a new generalized Space-Time Adaptive Processing (Generalized STAP) algorithm that discriminates among classes of scatterers that move on generalized space-time paths. The new formalism was applied to three-dimensional (3D) imaging of objects in the missile threat complex while suppressing radar dipole clutter by means of adaptive complex we ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Innovative Technologies Supporting Affordable Increases in Power, Efficiency, and Bandwidth for Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) X-Band Radars

    SBC: Group4 Labs, LLC            Topic: MDA06T012

    This Phase-II STTR proposal proposes the use of a new class of diamond-seeded solid-state material system for the manufacture of virtually all packaged intense heat-generating solid-state electronics in X-band and Ballistic Missile Defense radar components and systems. In this proposal wherein much preliminary (also MDA-funded) work has been demonstrated hitherto by the authors, Gallium Nitride-on ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Radiation Hardened Interceptor Communications

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: MDA07T010

    Wireless transmission in the IFICS must overcome several technical challenges. These include radiation tolerance, wide temperature range, high mechanical stress, as well as constraints on size, weight, and power. Additional obstacles include nuclear effects, jamming, as well as the possibility of being intercepted. In this effort Toyon Research Corp. has teamed with Kansas State University (KSU) t ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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