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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. Intelligent Adaptive Needs Characterization for M&S Systems Engineering

    SBC: Vistology, Inc.            Topic: MDA11T003

    System requirements elicitation is a time consuming process with an extremely high penalty for errors. Mistakes made in the requirements phase will cost 50 times more to fix while they are uncovered in the production phase as compared to fixing them in the requirements phase. VIStology and Northeastern University are proposing to develop an approach for supporting the requirements elicitation phas ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Accurate Simulations of Clouds and Optical Turbulence

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA11001

    Target detection and tracking by missile defense sensor systems on an airborne platform is affected by clouds and atmospheric turbulence. Clouds interfere with detection and tracking for viewing scenarios when clouds are in the foreground of the target. Turbulence phenomena can interfere with tracking throughout ascent. In addition to turbulence induced image dancing and blurring effects, turbulen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Advanced Hybrid Methods for Complex Target Plumes

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA11002

    We propose to develop a new and innovative capability to model complex target plumes by upgrading the SOCRATES-P Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) high altitude plume signature code. This capability will enable SOCRATES-P to simulate 3D plume flowfields in a unified manner, from inside the nozzle to the far field, and include plume-plume, plume-body, angle-of-attack, and other complex target ef ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Large Format Membrane Mirror Light Modulator for Infrared Scene Projection

    SBC: Optron Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA11003

    This Phase I SBIR program will initiate the development of a large-format mid-wave infrared (MWIR) scene projector based on the Company's existing membrane-mirror spatial light modulator technology. The scene projector is based on a VLSI membrane-mirror light modulator (VLSI-MMLM) that uses a deformable membrane mirror to modulate an off-chip light source. Prototype infrared scene projectors ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Photonic Crystal Laser Diodes with narrowed emission line for DPAL systems

    SBC: ANTEOS, Inc            Topic: MDA11007

    ANTEOS, Inc. proposes to develop new generation of photonic crystal laser diodes with narrowed emission spectrum, improved thermal stability and overall performance for application in diode-pumped alkali vapor lasers (DPAL) systems. Already demonstrated proprietary process will be employed for holographic recording of relief-free gratings and photonic crystal structures with high refractive index ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Development of line-narrowed diode pumps sources for DPAL systems

    SBC: TeraDiode, Inc.            Topic: MDA11007

    The diode pumped alkali laser (DPAL) allows for a potentially scalable approach towards a MW-class high energy laser system. By using an alkali vapor gain medium, one overcomes the intrinsic thermo-optical limitations of more conventional diode-pumped solid state laser (DPSSL) media. High spectral brightness diode pump sources are proposed by TeraDiode as the enabling element for efficient, kW-c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. High power narrow line laser diode system for DPALs

    SBC: OPTIGRATE CORPORATION            Topic: MDA11007

    The overall goal of the proposed project is to develop a Volume Bragg Grating (VBG) controlled surface emitting laser for pumping of low pressure Rb vapor laser. This approach will provide dramatic decrease of specific volume of a pumping lase system and, therefore, will dramatically decrease the size of the whole system enabling 100+ kW operating range. The goal of the Phase I project is to demon ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Novel, Alkali Metal Resistant Thin-Film Coatings for DPAL Windows

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA11008

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop a nanostructured, alkali vapor resistant, antireflective coating for use on Diode Pumped Alkali Laser (DPAL) windows. The materials will be deposited from chemical solutions via dip coating. A dual layer AR coating design is proposed including a dense alkali impervious base layer and a porous non-reactive top layer. The result of the Phase I effort ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Chemical and Laser Damage Resistant, High Performance AR Microstructures In Sapphire For DPALs

    SBC: TELAZTEC LLC            Topic: MDA11008

    Compact, efficient, mega-watt power level lasers are being developed by the MDA for the mission of destroying targets over a range of many hundreds of kilometers. A candidate laser technology with the promise of meeting this mission goal is based on alkali gas that is optically pumped by multiple, electrically driven diode lasers. One current problem limiting the potential operational lifetime o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Solid State Gyroscope for Advanced Interceptors

    SBC: AET, Inc.            Topic: MDA11012

    The objective of this SBIR project is to develop a solid state gyroscope for use in Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) hardware for current and next generation interceptor systems. The gyroscope will operate on the principle of inertial sensing by the manipulation of electron trajectory in a vacuum. Electrons emitted by a diamond cold cathode are attracted with a net directional velocity ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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