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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. Development and Packaging of Radiation Immune Nano-Diamond Integrated Circuits for Advanced Interceptor Avionics

    SBC: AET, Inc.            Topic: MDA09006

    The goal of this program is to develop nanosacle electronics and packaging technology that is hardened to space and nuclear radiation. Vanderbilt will assist AET in the development of packaging technologies for lateral emission-based diamond devices characterized for temperature insensitivity and radiation hardness. A laterally configured diamond emission device can offer significant advantages ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. CZT Substrates for Improved MCT Detector Performance

    SBC: CAPESYM, INC            Topic: MDA09022

    The work proposed here seeks to produce CZT substrates with superior qualities aimed at improving the performance of MCT detectors used in infrared detectors. The proposed work promises to overcome one of the major causes of dislocation formation in MCT structures.

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Advancements in Thermal Battery Pellet Manufacture

    SBC: ENSER Corporation, The            Topic: MDA09010

    Thermal batteries are a mission-critical component utilized in virtually every weapon system. All thermal batteries require four types of pellets that comprise the cell stack(s), i.e., the energy-producing portion of the battery. Pellet size (diameter and thickness) and the number of pellets required vary by battery type and application. Pellets are manufactured by compaction of their powdered co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Automated Thermal Battery Assembly

    SBC: ENSER Corporation, The            Topic: MDA09010

    Although there are numerous types of primary and secondary batteries which now fulfill a variety of roles within the Department of Defense (DOD), primary thermal batteries are arguably among the most important in terms of their impact across all service branches, to include the Missile Defense Agency. Along with increased performance capabilities and packaging flexibility, thermal battery manufac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Compact Dual-mode Laser for LADAR

    SBC: JGM ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: MDA09002

    A compact "dual-mode" 1-micron laser source will be developed that can be switched "on the fly" between a high-pulse-rate, lower-energy emission mode and a lower-pulse-rate, high-energy emission mode. Pulse duration will be less than 10 ns and beam quality will be near-diffraction-limited.

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Large Format Space Focal Plane Array Technologies

    SBC: PHOTRONIX            Topic: MDA09022

    This proposal describes a revolutionary advancement for space based sensing applications. The research work performed under this SBIR will allow for very large focal plane arrays (FPAs) to be manufactured at reduced costs by a special new technological advancement which will substantially reduce the costs of Read Out Integrated Circuits (ROICs) for these very large focal plane arrays. This new adv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Multi-Sensor Ascent Phase Track Correlation

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA09027

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) plans to develop, evaluate, and benchmark algorithms to improve the tracking performance of multistatic multi-target tracking systems for Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD). The proposed algorithm improvements include developing advanced missile dynamics models to improve Interacting Multiple Model (IMM) tracking by improving accuracy and reduce track acquisition time for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Multi-tiered debris and clutter mitigation for BMD radar signal processors

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA09018

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes a multi-tiered, object-based approach to clutter and debris suppression during BMD engagements. Using PSI’s radar scene generator (developed as part of Aegis BMD RF KA efforts), models and test results for clutter and debris, and an innovative radar signal processing chain, improvements to the current and future generations of missile defense radars and sens ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Unified Interceptor Assignment Algorithms

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: MDA09026

    Detecting, localizing, and intercepting one or more missiles during ascent phase presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. of Woburn MA and its subcontractor, Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems (LMTS)\ of Eagan MN, propose a foundational, control-theoretic approach to such problems. It is based on the idea of mathematically modeling a multiplatfor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Contamination-free, Ultra-rapid Reactive Chemical Mechanical Polishing (RCMP) of GaN substrates

    SBC: Sinmat Inc            Topic: MDA09T001

    Gallium Nitride (GaN) substrates are ideal materials for fabrication of high-power and high-frequency devices based on III-V materials. The current state-of-the-art Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) methods are plagued by several challenges, including, surface charge affects due to surface contamination, and sub-surface damages, which can limit the quality of III-V devices. Furthermore, there is ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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