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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 June, 2020.

  1. Performance optimized hierarchical microstructure propellant for future small interceptor rocket motors

    SBC: Helicon Chemical Company LLC            Topic: MDA18004

    Future MDA interceptors require advanced propulsion capabilities, with higher performance in smaller, volume-constrained systems. Innovative propellant chemistry is needed to enable substantially greater performance in smaller packages. One factor limiting the maximum performance achievable in modern propellants is the slow ignition and combustion of the propellants metal fuel particles, typically ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Wide bandgap SiC based field effect transistor for radiation hard microelectronics

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: MDA18007

    The goal of this project is to develop basic semiconductor components (field-effect transistors) that can be deployed in highly radioactive environments, such as nuclear plants, space, radioactive waste storage facilities. Ionizing radiation often has a detrimental influence on the performance of microelectronics components. We propose to develop a prototype microelectronics technology for use in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Advanced High Performance, High Energy Density, Ionic Liquid Propellants for Insensitive Munition Compliant Exo-Atmospheric Interceptors

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA18004

    Physical Sciences Inc. proposes to design, develop and demonstrate a novel insensitive munition compliant, high performance, green storable liquid propellant for advanced exo-atmospheric interceptors. This new propellant formulation can be treated as a monopropellant or as a bipropellant system with predicted specific impulse and density specific impulses exceeding AF-M315E, LMP-103S, and the dens ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Low SWaP nuclear magnetic resonance gyroscope

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA18005

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) in collaboration with the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) proposes advancement of a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) gyroscope as an inertial sensor for missile and hypervelocity projectile applications.In the NMR gyroscope, the quantum mechanical angular momentum spin in the nuclei of a xenon gas forms the sensing mechanism.Since this atomic vapor has no moving par ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Structurally-Integrated, Multifunctional Components for Next-Gen Kill Vehicles (1000-445)

    SBC: SI2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA18008

    SI2 Technologies, Inc. proposes to improve the volumetric efficiency and reduce the system weight of next-generation kill vehicles (KVs) by developing low profile, lightweight, multifunctional components.Specifically, SI2 will utilize in-house capabilities to design and additively manufacture (AM) a multi-functional structure that includes an S-band datalink antenna integrated within the structura ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Trajectory Simulation using PSM

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA17T002

    Triton Systems, Inc. proposes to develop a method for efficiently running federated simulations of atmospheric and orbital rocket flight. Tritons proposed method will be able to get information between time steps without the need for interpolation and will significantly reduce the computational time needed to run Federated simulations.Approved for Public Release | 18-MDA-9522 (23 Feb 18)

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. High-Efficiency Low-Volume Flight Pulse Tube Cryocooler

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: MDA17T003

    CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partners San Jose St. University (SJSU) and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) propose to develop a robust epoxy resin regenerator capable of improving cryocooler efficiency by more than 30%, and to design an enhanced compressor motor capable of improving the cryocooler efficiency by more than 20%. LMSSC manufactures a space cryocooler that already meets most ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Special Tooling and Processes for Repeatable Adhesive Application

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA16014

    Threaded fastening systems in vibrating environments require a secondary locking feature, augmenting primary locking provided by an applied preload, to prevent vibration-induced loosening. The secondary locking feature can be mechanical, prevailing torque-type, or an adhesive. Self-locking nutplates and inserts are often more expensive than adhesives, require retorquing or on-torque adjustments, a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Database and Numerical Procedures for Extending the Spectral Range of Plume Signature Codes

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA16004

    Over many data collection campaigns, a large number of propulsion related signature events have been observed across an extended range of the electromagnetic spectrum. The current suite of plume modeling tools contains the basic framework for flowfield and signature generation, but lacks the underlying physical mechanisms and supporting property databases to properly account for alternate waveband ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Standardized Atmospheric Generator (SAG) for Inline Environment Generation

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA16003

    We intend to dramatically improve the performance of the Standardized Atmosphere Generator (SAG), an environmental background model used to characterize the atmospheric state.SAG is an empirical model which creates a complete picture of the atmospheric state for electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) and radar (RF) systems as well as trajectory computations for targeting and tracking.These systems requi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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