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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. Simulation of Stressing Optical Clutter for Scene Generation


    Infrared sensors play an important role in missile defense systems, and continued improvement in their performance is critical as adversary payloads become smaller, cooler, and dimmer. While there can be no substitute for in-situ performance testing, the risks, cost, and development time for future systems can be reduced through accurate scene and sensor simulations. Current scene simulation alg ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Improved Optical Turbulence Forecasts


    We propose a Phase I SBIR project to define a forecast system to predict lower stratospheric and upper tropospheric optical turbulence. The application will be designed to be implemented within the Airborne Laser Atmospheric Decision Aid (ADA). The application will utilize as input data from the Air Force Weather Agency's theater numerical weather prediction (NWP) model. During Phase I, several ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. ABL (Airborne Laser) Detection Sensor Improvements

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: MDA06T006

    The first sentinel of ABL’s present target acquisition suite is a passive infrared search and track sensor of 1970s vintage, which we propose replacing with HyPAWS. HyPAWS is a low-cost passive wide-field of view staring sensor. Several such units suffice to provide full 360-degree view coverage. Leveraging revolutionary sensing techniques in ongoing development, HyPAWS offers advanced detect ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Hyperspectral/Multispectral imaging for transient events

    SBC: Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC            Topic: MDA05004

    The development of a multiband, stand-off detector with both MWIR imaging, hyper-spectral imaging, and ultra-high-resolution, high-speed Fourier transform spectroscopy is proposed. In the Phase I work, a high-rate, multiband, spatial heterodyne spectrometer will be developed to analyze missile intercept products of combustion.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Sensors for Remote Kill Assessment for Hit-to-Kill Threat Engagements

    SBC: Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC            Topic: MDA04172

    Bodkin Design and Engineering proposes the development of a dual-band stand-off detector with both infrared imaging and hyperspectral capabilities. The Dual-Band system will be modified to provide MWIR imaging for total integrated energy at high spatial resolution while a proprietary Hyperpixel Array will provide detailed data on the chemical make-up of debris at high spectral resolution in the S ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Low Thermal Resistance High Power RF Devices

    SBC: CAPESYM, INC            Topic: MDA05034

    The goal of this program is to improve the thermal performance of RF power devices, by reducing their internal thermal resistance. This work will benefit both High Voltage GaAs (HV-GaAs) as well as GaN and SiC RF devices.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. High Purity SiC Crystals by the HTCVD Process

    SBC: CAPESYM, INC            Topic: MDA05035

    This program focuses on growth of uncompensated semi-insulating SiC crystals by using high purity precursor gases in a novel High Temperature CVD reactor. The crystal growth process is tailored to minimize release of impurities into the growth chamber and incorporation of these impurities into the growing crystal.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Low Defect LWIR Substrates by the Detached Growth Method

    SBC: CAPESYM, INC            Topic: MDA05008

    This proposal is focused on the development of a novel method for the growth of low-dislocation-density, high-purity, and low-precipitate-concentration CdZnTe and CdSeTe crystals for use as substrates for MCT detectors. This work is motivated by the observation that II-VI compound semiconductors grown detached from the containment wall in space, as well as other materials grown on earth, have exh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Meta-Information Visualization and Processing for C2

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA05058

    Command and control in ballistic missile defense is characterized by large amounts of complex information that must be rapidly processed by the decision-maker. Part of this complexity is due to meta-information, or, characteristics of information such as uncertainty, staleness, etc. that add to the decision-making burden. Knowledge regarding this meta-information, and methods for effectively pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Lightweight On-Orbit Gimbal Systems

    SBC: HARDRIC LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: MDA04132

    The gimbal elevation ring, also made with AlBeMet 162, It will be manufactured from a Near Net Shape (NNS) Hipped block of material. The technical objectives of this portion of the Phase II are as follows: a. Provide structural analysis of the gimbal elevation ring and drawings revised to reflect wall thickness accounting for the change in material. b. Thermal, Structural, and Pointing & Stabili ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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