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  1. Ship Operating Area Adaptive Planning (SOAAP) Algorithms

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: MDA12001

    Deriving optimal positioning solutions for a hybrid Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system comprised of both land-based and sea-based assets poses daunting theoretical and practical challenges. The Scientific Systems Company Inc. team proposes to develop Ship Operating Area Adaptive Planning (SOAAP) algorithms that will include highly effective hybrid Aegis BMD models and methods for derivin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. RF-IR Target Characterization for Feature-Aided Track Correlation

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA12005

    To maintain a complete, timely and coherent situational awareness picture, missile defense command and control functionality typically requires information to be integrated from a variety of different semi-autonomous sensors tracking the battle from different viewing geometries. These sensors, whether EO/IR or RF, typically each develop their own internal tracks upon objects within the scene, whic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Corrosion-Resistant AR Coating of High Energy Alkali Laser Components Using Refractory Materials

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: MDA12016

    Realization of high-performance compact lasers will require the development of substrates and advancements in optical coatings that can withstand the harsh environments of corrosive gases, high temperatures, and high energy densities. Toward this end we intend to undertake the development of novel optical coatings that will simultaneously provide the necessary protection and maintain the optical ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Atmospheric Characterization for Directed Energy Applications

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: MDA12017

    Atmospheric refractive index fluctuations directly impact the propagation of laser beams through the atmosphere. A key parameter of interest to be directly acquired or derived from atmospheric measurements is the refractive index structure parameter CN2. Atmospheric refractive index, and therefore CN2, can theoretically be derived as a function of temperature, humidity, and pressure measurements ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Water Effects Correction Software (WECS)

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA12020

    Infrared (IR) target scenes can suffer from distorting effects by atmospheric species present along the atmospheric paths through which the signals are propagated, causing errors in derived target characteristics (e.g., position, velocity, angle). The main contributor to these errors is refraction of the signals by water, in its various forms (e.g., vapor, cloud, air-ice mix, etc.), along the path ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Miniature Actuating Guided Nozzle Mechanism

    SBC: Florida Turbine Technologies Inc.            Topic: MDA12022

    FTT has designed, built, and tested a prototype of their Miniature Actuating Guided Nozzle Mechanism (MAGNM) for use with DACS thrusters. FTT"s MAGNM is a passive nozzle extension that surrounds the DACS thruster on a guide tube. When ready to deploy the nozzle extension, inert gas or propellant pressurizes the main combustion chamber and that pressure acts on a pressure cap located on the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Optimizing Weapons System and Sensor Pairing Through Efficient Binary Polynomial Optimization

    SBC: DYNAMIC IDEAS LLC            Topic: MDA12004

    Exact formulations of weapon-to-threat assignment problems have long been identified as binary polynomial optimization problems which are theoretically difficult (NP-hard), thus previous research for implementation in the area has focused on heuristic solution methods or methods which compromise full formulation with limits on assignment. The introduction of sensor pairing further complicates for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Ultra-Low Power Anti-Tamper Technology for Missile Defense Applications(1001-895)

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA12006

    Triton Systems proposes to develop near-zero power advanced sensors, for protection of Critical Program Information (CPI) of MDA/BDMS assets against exploitation by reverse engineering and tampering through the use of X Ray imaging. The proposed technology will be applicable to both current and future hardware. During Phase I, Triton Systems will develop the conceptual framework for the new ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Endo-Atmospheric Aero-Thermal Debris Survival and Ground Prediction Model

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA12009

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) is pleased to submit an innovative proposal aimed at incorporating a novel aero-thermal algorithm into an existing debris trajectory model that contains the ability to take a high-fidelity derived debris model and propagate it to ground impact location providing range safety assessment. The aero-thermal algorithm for complex, faceted shapes is based upon validated hyp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Sensitive and Selective Hypergolic Leak Detector (1001-891)

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA12013

    Triton Systems proposes to develop a new hypergolic leak sensor, replacing the current design. Triton"s sensor will operate between -46 to 74 oC and detect MMH and MON-25 at less than 100 ppm concentrations.The chemical transducer will be designed to be low power, using less than 0.3 milli watts power average with high reliability, greater than 8000 hours, and very low false alarm rates, me ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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