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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 September, 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. Feature-aided Globally Optimized Sensor Fusion for BMD

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA10001

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop, evaluate, and test new elements of a sensor fusion architecture for Command, Control, and Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) for Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD). PSI proposes an innovative architecture designed to leverage sensor diversity and multimodal feature extraction to provide Enhanced C2BMC functionality in search, track, discrimi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Resource Allocation using Market-Based Optimization (RAMBO)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA10002

    Missile defense takes place in a dynamic, uncertain environment. Multi-raid attacks threaten to overload sensor capabilities, leaving fewer sensor resources free to observe each target complex. Moreover, the shift in emphasis toward early intercept, coupled with the growing importance of short- and medium-range threats, reduces the time available for detection, tracking, and discrimination, becaus ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Unified Control-Theoretic Multi-Raid Sensor Management Algorithms

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: MDA10002

    Detecting, localizing, identifying, tracking, and intercepting multiple and dispersed missiles aimed at multiple and dispersed defended areas, presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. The Scientific Systems Company, Inc. team proposes a foundational, information-theoretic and controltheoretic approach. It is based on mathematically modeling a multiplatform-multisensor-multitarget s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Development of Ultra High Performance Thermal Management Technology for High Power Solid State Lasers for MDA Directed Energy Systems

    SBC: METAL MATRIX CAST COMPOSITES, LLC (DBA M            Topic: MDA10006

    High efficiency heat-sinks for thermal management of high energy solid state lasers are proposed. Advanced heat sink technology enables increased performance of directed energy solid state lasers. Efficient high performance thermal management materials representing next generation thermal expansion matched high thermal conductivity heat sinks are proposed with an additional level of hybridizatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Compact, Ultra- Narrow-Bandwidth, High-Power Diode Laser Pumps for Diode-Pumped Alkali Lasers

    SBC: TeraDiode, Inc.            Topic: MDA10007

    The diode pumped alkali laser (DPAL) allows for a potentially scalable approach towards a MW-class high energy laser system. By using an alkali vapor gain medium, one overcomes the intrinsic thermo-optical limitations of more conventional diode-pumped solid state laser (DPSSL) media. High spectral brightness diode pump sources are proposed as the enabling element for efficient, kW-class DPAL sys ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Novel, High-Power, Pump-Signal Fiber Combiner

    SBC: Q-PEAK INCORPORATED            Topic: MDA10008

    Recent advances in fiber lasers have shown their potential for power scaling to Directed Energy levels. Many of the high-power, cladding-pumped, large-mode-area fiber systems demonstrated in the laboratory have employed free-space optics to couple the diode laser pump power into the pump cladding of the fiber. While the approach is useful for power scaling demonstrations, it is not practical for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Characterization and Reduction of Elcetrically Active Defects in Type II SLS Detector Materials

    SBC: Maxion Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA10009

    Maxion Technologies proposes to adopt and further develop a metrology system tailored to understanding the nature of electrically active trap states in type-II SLS IR detector materials, and demonstrate the utility of the technique as a tool for MBE material optimization. Capacitance transient spectroscopy (CTS) is a unique diagnostic technique in that it directly measures the properties of elect ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Materials Development for Long Wave Infrared Focal Plane Arrays with Type II InAs/GaSb Superlattices

    SBC: SK Infrared, LLC            Topic: MDA10009

    In the proposed effort, SK Infrared LLC (SKI), a spin-off from the Krishna INfrared Detector (KIND) laboratory at the University of New Mexico (www.chtm.unm.edu/kind), in collaboration with Raytheon Vision Systems (RVS) and Intelligent Epitaxy Inc (Intelliepi) is proposing a systematic study with the following two objectives. (a) Optimization of the epitaxial growth parameters to reduce dark cur ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Dual-Band Focal Plane Arrays with Double Unipolar Barrier InAs/GaSb Superlattices

    SBC: SK Infrared, LLC            Topic: MDA10012

    In the proposed effort, SK Infrared LLC, a spin-off from the Krishna INfrared Detector (KIND) laboratory at the University of New Mexico (www.chtm.unm.edu/kind), in collaboration with Raytheon Vision Systems (RVS) is proposing to develop a dual band based imager using a novel unipolar heterostructure design with Type II InAs/GaSb strained layer superlattice detectors. The dual bands that are chose ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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