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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Tin Whisker Mitigation by Photonic Sintering for Sn-based Surface Finishes

    SBC: Applied Nanotech, Inc.            Topic: MDA08T010

    Missile Defense Agency is seeking new technologies to reduce the tendency to form tin whiskers in electronic assemblies and microelectronic devices. RoHS regulations enacted by the European Union have generated a global shift toward Pb-free electronic components and circuitry. Pb-free solders create reliability problems in military applications such as aircraft and missiles that are subject to h ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Novel Directed Energy Options in Ballistic Missile Defense

    SBC: Applied Physical Electronics, L.C.            Topic: MDA09T010

    Ballistic Missle Defense (BMD) systems vary wildly in size and scope and include ground-based interceptor platforms with anti-ballistic missile (ABM) warheads, air-based high-power laser platforms such as the Airborne Laser (ABL), and ship-based systems such as the Aegis BMD system. The problems addressed in this proposal are the traditionally large sizes, number of support systems required, and l ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Low Cost, High Performance Transmit/Receive Integrated Circuits on a single chip

    SBC: NOISEFIGURE RESEARCH LLC            Topic: MDA09T004

    Traditional RADAR implementations suffer from bulky transmitters with cluttered microwave plumbing and antenna support systems that make systems expensive. Today, phased array transceiver architectures providing moderate power (10–100W) can provide RADAR performance with beam-steering capabilities with modest size of the systems. However, these conventional phase array architectures do not scale ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Innovative Photonic Time Delay Units for Radar Applications

    SBC: S2 CORPORATION            Topic: MDA08T012

    We aim to build 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 ti ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. AlInN/GaN HFET over Free-Standing bulk GaN substrates

    SBC: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.            Topic: MDA09T001

    SET, Inc. proposes to develop lattice-matched AlInN/GaN HFET structure on free-standing GaN substrate. By employing native low-defect GaN substrates and by using lattice-matched heterostructures with the incorporation of indium, we expect dramatic enhancement of these HFET in power density, reliability and high frequency operation. Homoepitaxial growth on native substrate and the use of AlInN/GaN ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Dynamically Tunable Metamaterial Filters(1001-455)

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA08T009

    Triton, together with our academic and industrial partners, proposes to develop and fabricate dynamic filters based on metamaterials. These dynamic filters are being engineered to enhance the efficacy of focal plane arrays used in interceptor sensors, resulting in significant cost savings. The filter will offer a dynamically tunable pass band, which will reject stray light coming in off-wavelen ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Broadband LWIR C-IHET FPA for Discrimination Seekers

    SBC: INTELLIGENT EPITAXY TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: MDA07T003

    This Phase I STTR proposes to develop Focal Plane Array (FPA) based on Corrugated-Infrared Hot Electron Transistor (C-IHET) technology as a passive sensor for discrimination seekers. The initial goal of achieving high sensitivity with operating temperature >77K for C-IHET in the 8 - 12 µm LWIR spectral region will be investigated. This IHET effort will be developed in collaboration with the US ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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