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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 April, 2020.

  1. Low Phase Noise Signal Generation

    SBC: Piezo Technology, Inc.            Topic: MDA03015

    At the present state of the art it is not feasible to generate a signal directly at the microwave operating frequency having the required short-term or long-term stability The best is a high-performance crystal oscillator, usually realized as an ovenized crystal oscillator (OCXO). The OCXO forms the master oscillator for the system; from it, all required system frequencies are derived coherently ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Field and Modeling Test Bed for Plume Detection through Sunlit Clouds

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA03004

    Early Launch Detection and Tracking (ELDT) is emerging as a key component of US ballistic missile defense strategy. The complications of sunlit cloud cover and long slant path viewing make the problem extremely challenging and have thus far hindered the validation of proposed approaches. Spectral Sciences, Inc. (SSI), in collaboration with SciTec, Inc., proposes to develop a validated simulation a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Computation of Highly Excited Molecular Spectra

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA02016

    Radiation-transport (RT) codes constitute the core component of the target, plume, background, and atmospheric signature models utilized by MDA and virtually every other government agency and commercial company involved in developing optically-based weapons, surveillance, and remote sensing systems. Critical to the accuracy and range of application of RT codes are the accuracy and completeness of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Innovative Manufacturing Process Improvements—CVD TiC Coating on Precision Bearing Balls

    SBC: BRYCOAT, INC.            Topic: MDA04035

    The United States faces the risk of losing a technology vital to national security. Coatings of Titanium Carbide (TiC) applied by a novel Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Process are applied to the balls used in ball bearings in several important strategic and tactical missile defense systems. A Swiss company was the sole source of these coatings and their production capability has now been phase ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Integration and Range Test of a Photonic Beamformer with Photonic Antenna Modules

    SBC: Photonic Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA04020

    PSI has recently demonstrated two photonic subsystems: a novel T/R photonic antenna module and a photonic true time delay (PTTD) beamformer. We propose the fabrication, integration and test of these subsystems via a phased antenna array range demonstration in which the test system is comprised of a wideband antenna array, prototype antenna modules and a PTTD beamformer. The overarching goal of t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. A MEMS Gyro-Rebalanced Accelerometer for High Performance

    SBC: Milli Sensor Systems and Actuators, Inc.            Topic: MDA04018

    MEMS accelerometers typically use force/torque rebalance applied by subcomponent actuators which, although well-understood, are seriously limited in performance by fundamental material and electronics stability issues, and some subcomponent design issues. These deficiencies can be overcome by the introduction of "gyro-rebalance", which substitutes inertial force balancing (the use of gyro torque t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Thermal Battery Powder Granulation

    SBC: ENSER Corporation, The            Topic: MDA04037

    Thermal batteries are mission-critical components utilized in virtually every weapon system. Thermal batteries require four types of pellets that comprise the energy-producing portion of the battery. These include: (1) anode pellets, composed of Li(Si) alloy and electrolyte salt, (2) cathode pellets, consisting of either FeS2 or CoS2 and electrolyte salt, (3) separator pellets, consisting of MgO ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. A Ladar Signature Capability for Transient Missile Events for FLITES

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA04026

    Engagement simulation models provide an indispensable tool for the design of sophisticated missile defense systems. This requires treating real-time motions and the complex scattering physics of active laser interactions with plume and debris fields from hardbody/plume transient events. Spectral Sciences, Inc., in collaboration with Kinetics, Inc and Photon Research Associates, Inc., proposes to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. 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
  10. Three-Stage Hybridization of Ultra High Thermal Conductivity Heat Sinks and Spreaders for Advanced Radar and RF Components


    The results of Phase I showed that a 900 W/mK mechanically stable and CTE matched heat sink for T/RIMM module could be upgraded to 1200 W/mK. Phase II work is aimed at 1) establishing the manufacturing and producibility bases for design and deployment of advanced radar and RF components; 2) demonstrating the technology by fabricating at least two candidate pin cooled 8 channel T/RIMM base plate ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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