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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. Arbitrage Look-ahead Agents for Market-based Optimization (ALAMO)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA06009

    Missile defense takes place in an unpredictable, real-time environment and thus requires an adaptive approach to optimization that dynamically allocates sensors and their supporting resources in response to changing goals and constraints. Here, we propose a system of Arbitrage Look-ahead Agents for Market-based Optimization (ALAMO) to meet the challenge of this real-time resource allocation proble ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. High-Performance Dual-Band MWIR/LWIR Uncooled Imager for ABL IRST Sensors

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: MDA06054

    Based upon the successful dual-band MWIR/LWIR imaging results demonstrated with our uncooled photomechanical imaging technology in Phase I, Agiltron proposes a high-performance uncooled dual-band imager for the IRST sensors used in the ABL Wide Area Surveillance System (WASS) in Phase II. To meet the needs of the MDA, the proposed imager will feature simultaneous dual-band MWIR/LWIR operation for ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. High-Speed, Low-Power Embedded ADC (2007056)

    SBC: Hittite Microwave Corporation            Topic: MDA06032

    Hittite proposes to develop an advanced wideband high-speed, low-power, radiation-tolerant ADC for embedded applications such as miniature receiver/exciter modules (mDReX) and wafer-scale arrays (WSAs). Offering higher speed and lower power than competing devices, the ADC will advance the state of the art and enable next-generation digital sub-arrays. A combination of innovative design and SiGe Bi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Radiation Resistant Carbon Nanotube ESD & AR Coatings

    SBC: Eikos, Inc.            Topic: MDA06017

    Eikos, Inc proposes using carbon nanotubes combined with mesostructured thin films to form a radiation stable, electrostatic discharge, and antireflective layer on solar cell cover glass. This composite structure will maintain high power output throughout the operation lifetime of space based solar arrays. In orbit, most satellites are powered by photovoltaic cells, and these solar cells are prote ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Miniaturized Thermoacoustic Cryocooler for Missile Defense Applications(1001-247)

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA07T002

    Triton Systems, Inc., proposes to transition a proof of concept cryocooler developed under the MDA STTR Phase I effort, to a miniaturized cooling system that will have commonality and reducibility to serve multiple MDA missions. The proposed cryocooler uses a novel standing wave design to achieve the miniaturization and low weight needed for MDA focal plane array cooling systems. This cryocool ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Ballistic Debris Coherent Discrimination and Modeling

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: MDA06014

    The MDA is interested in developing a coherent debris model for ballistic missile debris, and in developing a pre-screener to eliminate debris from classifier consideration. This debris is composed of staging hardware, deployment hardware, and solid rocket motor (SRM) debris. SRM debris is prevalent in missile systems with SRM final stages. At higher frequencies, debris RCS can be higher than r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Thin Copper-Graphite Composite Cold Plate and High Performance Al/Gr Composites for Thermal Management of High Density Electronics

    SBC: METAL MATRIX CAST COMPOSITES, LLC (DBA M            Topic: MDA06030

    Two approaches to high performance base plates for advanced thermal management applications are proposed. Inexpensive high performance Al/Gr composites have been developed with a quasi-isotropic thermal conductivity (TC) of 600 to 750 W/mK and corresponding thermal expansion (CTE) of 7 to 3 ppm/K. CTE matching base plates for advanced multi-channel phased array radar systems enable hard (solder) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Diamond Technology High Temperature Electronics Radiation Hardened Interceptor Communications

    SBC: AET, Inc.            Topic: MDA07T010

    The goal of this program is to develop high-speed interceptor communications solutions that are hardened to space and nuclear radiation, including high altitude nuclear explosions (HANEs). AET will design and develop lateral emission-based diamond integrated logic circuits that have been electrically tested, packaged, and characterized for temperature insensitivity and radiation hardness A lateral ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Development of Digital Receiver/Exciters for Missile Defense Radars (2007058)

    SBC: Hittite Microwave Corporation            Topic: MDA06032

    The primary function of missile defense radars is to detect and intercept incoming missiles. As the technology for missile systems is advanced, the next generation of missiles will have added capabilities to deploy countermeasures and masking techniques to foil radar detection. The next generation of radars therefore, must also have added capabilities to counter those advanced threats. One crucial ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Innovative Manufacturing Process Improvements

    SBC: SANSTEK, INC.            Topic: MDA05019

    The objective of the proposed effort is to provide highly integrated MEMS based IMU using a planar IMU device and a combination of novel analog control and readout mechanizations along with an adaptive digital control compensation system in an FPGA. The resulting micro IMU and associated Integrated Avionics Assembly will have the gyro and accelerometer performance and the size, weight, and power t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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