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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. Laser Based Secure Component Identification

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA14001

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes the development of a laser-based secure electronic component identification system which specifically addresses the risk of counterfeit parts at all points along the supply chain. The proposed approach non-destructively, covertly, and uniquely identifies each electronic component produced, allowing for retrieval of production time, location, batch/lot number, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Conformal Multilayered Passivation for Type-II InAs/GaSb Superlattice Mesas

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: MDA14021

    The unique electronic properties of periodically-arranged indium arsenide/gallium antimonide (InAs/GaSb) mesas in the type-II strained layer superlattices (SLS) make them a superior alternative to the conventional HgCdTe sensors for longwave infrared focal plane array (LWIR FPA) detectors. However, despite the highly promising quantum features of SLS, its performance is currently limited by high ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Innovative Protective Conformal Coating for Electronics

    SBC: GVD Corporation            Topic: MDA14001

    There is an urgent need for improved coating methods that increase protection while not impacting the weight and thermal performance of electronic boards. Current protective coatings are too thick and heavy, and prevent adequate heat dissipation of underlying electronics. To address this need, GVD Corporation and its team proposes to develop an ultra-thin, highly conformal coating. This coating ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Course of Action Analysis Support Tool (COAST)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA14004

    Combatant Commands (COCOMs) around the globe develop, evaluate, and refine courses of action (COAs) due to changing operational environments. Decision-support tools are needed to enable (1) flexible scenario creation to support the breadth of potential assets, threat conditions, and situational variations across the full spectrum of integrated air and missile defense, (2) quick COA evaluation at ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Lightweight Lightning Protection System for Missiles

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA14014

    Triton Systems proposes to leverage its extensive experience in developing lightweight, electrically conductive materials to develop weight-optimized solutions to mitigate direct effect of lightning strikes on missile bodies. Our design will accommodate for the expansion of composite rocket motor pressure vessels and various missile skin structures of large missiles. We will work closely with ou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Acceleration Insensitive Heat Sinks for Airborne Directed Energy Systems

    SBC: SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY, INC            Topic: MDA14016

    The use of the heat of vaporization of the coolant can significantly reduce the required flow rate, and this reduction flows down throughout the thermal management system. Two-phase systems, however, are subject to buoyancy effects which can make them vulnerable to high-g maneuvers of military aircraft. Two-phase microchannel coolers can be designed such that surface tension effects dominate buo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Distributed Radar System for Mapping Debris

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA14008

    Spectral Sciences, Inc., and subcontractors University of Massachusetts (Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory) and Corvid Technologies, Inc., propose a scalable distributed radar system for mapping debris that will allow high precision tracking inside a fireball created by arena and sled tests. The key innovation of the proposed system is adapting techniques for debris tracking in tornados to trac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Post-intercept Cloud Dynamics Post-Processing Tool

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA14009

    Spectral Sciences, Inc., and subcontractor Corvid Technologies, Inc., propose a Cloud Dynamics Post-Processing Tool (CDPPT) that extends with high fidelity the results of first principles hydrostructural code simulations of intercepts to later times. The capability addresses two important weaknesses of hydrostructural codes, i) the inability to model slow fragment deformation dynamics due to the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Cook-Off Smart Mitigation Ordnance System

    SBC: Mide Technology Corporation            Topic: MDA14013

    Mid proposes to develop an innovative approach to harvest energy from thermal events by using an eltro-mechanical system and then channel the harvested energy selectively to prevent the explosion of solid rocket motors during fast cook-off vents. The thermal energy harvester is based on Shape Memory Alloy and and a device to translate mechanical motion into electrical energy during temperature in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Automatically Generating Reconfigurable Memory & Central Processing Unit (CPU) Architectures

    SBC: BlueRISC Inc            Topic: MDA14006

    The proposed solution automatically co-creates a per-device-unique, reconfigurable processor, as well as associated enabling software build environment, enabling unique execution environments, instruction set, and memory interfaces. The unique execution environments and memory interfaces provide foundational resilience and heightened levels of protection. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-8047 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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