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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. Forecasting IR Satellite Imagery for Adaptive Sensor Tasking

    SBC: ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: MDA07033

    Accurate forecasts of infrared satellite imagery are needed to optimize tasking of valuable and limited space borne surveillance assets. Atmospheric constituents such as clouds, aerosols, and water vapor can negatively impact the ability of IR surveillance systems to monitor activities on the ground. Due to their chaotic nature, atmospheric impacts are particularly severe for applications that r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Nano-Enabled Broadband Infrared Anti-Reflection Coatings

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: MDA07001

    In this program, Agiltron and the group of Professor D. W. Wang at Boston College propose a novel nano-porous coating for next generation MDA IR anti-reflection (AR) coatings for detectors and optics. The collaborative research leverages recent progress in nano-material development at Boston College, and Agiltron’s recently developed nano-coating processes. The proposed IR AR coatings will posse ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. High Performance Resonator Fiber Optic Gyro Made of Air Core Fiber

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: MDA07052

    Agiltron proposes an innovative resonant fiber optic gyro (RFOG) based on air-core optical fiber achieving high performance, compact size, lightweight and low fabrication cost. The proposed gyro uniquely combines the advantages of high finesse of a ring laser gyro (RLG) and the advantages of long optical path and miniature package of interferometer fiber optic gyro (IFOG). Critically, the utilizat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Near-IR Enhanced CMOS Sensor for LADAR Imaging

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: MDA07032

    Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD), in collaboration with Harvard University and Raytheon, proposes to develop a silicon-based focal plane array with single-photon responsivity at 1064-nm, with the goal of creating next-generation LADAR receivers. This Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed idea by improving the near-infrared (NIR) single photon efficiency of RMD’ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Aerodynamic Characterization of Debris Fragments

    SBC: ANDREWS SPACE, INC.            Topic: MDA07016

    The problem of debris propagation and impact location has been studied since the formation of the Missile Defense Agency because accurate prediction of where and with what probability the fragments created during an intercept will impact the ground is crucial to the determination of possible collateral damage. The Kinetic Impact Debris Distribution (KIDD) fragmentation model provides a tool for p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Track Correlation / Sensor Netting

    SBC: BKF Systems            Topic: MDA07046

    Detection, tracking, and identification of ballistic missiles can benefit significantly from improved correlation of the tracks and detections. Track and detections are coming from the optical sensors and the radar sensors for further fusion of data into the single picture of the situation. However, available association methods are not nearly robust enough. Several radar, EO, and IR sensor charac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. LANguage Conversion Engine (LANCE)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA07005

    From 1987-1997, DoD required Ada for every software project where new code generation was more than 30% of the effort. With the decline in Ada’s popularity, it has become increasingly difficult to find skilled Ada developers to maintain this legacy code. Code maintainers that don’t know Ada typically convert the code to a language they understand and this is a tedious error-prone process. What ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Optimized Planning for Threat Interception using Markets for Uncertainty Management (OPTIMUM)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA07045

    Emerging threats and technologies have significantly increased the requirements for successful battle management and fire control in ballistic missile defense applications. The growing interdependencies between weapons and sensor systems demand defensive planning tools that integrate weapon allocation with sensor management, and problems such as inventory management and weapon-to-target assignment ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Automated Quality Control for Thermal Battery Pellets

    SBC: ENSER Corporation, The            Topic: MDA07023

    The overall objective of this program is to develop methodologies for: automatic removal of the pellets from the press, precise measurement of the pellets (weight, thickness), calculation of density, inspection of pellets for chips and cracks, and segregation of non-compliant pellets. Automation of the above processes will ultimately lead to increased throughput with reduced cycle times. Phase ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Compact and Robust RF-Photonic Modules for High Dynamic Range Radar Applications

    SBC: Eospace Inc.            Topic: MDA07038

    EOSPACE will design and develop a Compact and Robust RF-Photonic Module for improved Spur Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) link performance in MDA/Military Radar systems. The module will be designed to operate over an extended temperature range in an adverse environment, while reducing the size and weight of the module by at least a factor of two as compared to present day technology.

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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