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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Standardized Atmosphere Generator (SAG) for Inline Environment Generation

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA16003

    We intend to dramatically improve the performance of the Standardized Atmosphere Generator (SAG), an environmental background model used to characterize the atmospheric state. SAG combines multiple empirical models, including NRL-MSISE-00, URAP, NRL climatology, AFGL atmospheric profiles, SNOE databases, the International Reference Ionosphere, and photochemical and empirical models developed by S ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Database and Numerical Procedures for Extending the Spectral Range Of Plume Signature Codes

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA16004

    Over many data collection campaigns, a large number of propulsion related signature events have been observed across an extended range of the electromagnetic spectrum. The current suite of plume modeling tools contains the basic framework for flowfield and signature generation, but lacks the underlying physical mechanisms and supporting property databases to properly account for alternate waveband ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Ground-based Characterization of High Altitude Plume-Signature Phenomenology to Advance the Capabilities of SOCRATES-P

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA16004

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to utilize a ground-based simulation facility based upon its patented FAST technology to obtain critical data necessary to validate and extend the capabilities of the MDAs high altitude plume code: SOCRATES-P. Far-field plume signatures arise from the hyperthermal interaction of rocket plume effluent with the atmosphere at altitudes greater than 100 km. In P ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Modeling the Effects of RF Attenuation in the Troposphere and Ionosphere (MODERATION)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA16008

    The modeling & simulation (M&S) tools currently used by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to simulate radiofrequency (RF) propagation effects on ballistic missile defense (BMD) radar performance produce medium-to-high fidelity results. However, these tools do not incorporate all relevant RF propagation phenomena, assess propagation effects on radar system performance, or support real-time simulatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Vis/IR Atmospheric Tool (VISIRAT)

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA16009

    MDA Model and Simulation capabilities include Core Truth models capable of simulating all physics governing missile detection, tracking and intercept events. A key component of the simulation tools is an accurate and fast atmospheric radiation model to describe the target signal propagation through the atmosphere to the sensor. Such a model should be designed to readily interface with existing sc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Radiation Hardened Interceptor Seeker Sensor Technologies

    SBC: Truventic LLC            Topic: MDA16011

    We propose a means of mitigating the effects of radiation damage in long-wave infrared photo-detectors for interceptor systems in near-Earth orbit. Specifically, minority carrier transport in radiation-damaged InAs/GaSb strained-layer superlattice nBn photo detectors will be electrically manipulated to restore photo-detector quantum efficiency after gamma radiation. The method is real-time, remot ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Special Tooling and Processes for Repeatable Adhesive Application

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA16014

    TBD

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Multiple Line of Sight Aft-Viewing Spectrometer (MLAVS)

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA16016

    This work addresses the design, development, and testing of a spectral sensor package, which can be inserted in the aft section of a re-entry vehicle (RV) to provide detailed spectral measurements of wakes and plumes. The resulting near-field spectral data will improve our understanding of the basic phenomena that impact performance and observability. Insertion of the package within the RV allows ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Aft Looking Spectrometer for Plume Characterization and Waking on Re-entry

    SBC: Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC            Topic: MDA16016

    Currently, optical measurements available on target plumes and re-entry wakes are collected by air or ground assets which view the wake/plume photons after having been filtered through the atmosphere. Atmospheric transmission removes significant information needed to anchor models that simulate these phenomena. MDA needs innovative approaches to mount a spectrometer on the aft closure of the RV. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Fast Running Re-Entry Vehicle (RV) Wake Signature Tools

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA16019

    The flight environment conditions encountered by re-entry vehicles (RVs) and RV associated spent boosters and flight hardware can produce complex wakes that are difficult to model. Under such high dynamic pressure and angle-of-attack (HDAOA) conditions, ablating heat shield material is entrained in the flow in the form of gases and particulates, and reactive chemistry between atmospheric and abla ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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