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  1. Simulation of Stressing Optical Clutter for Scene Generation


    This effort will characterize the spatial structure and real world features of stressing atmospheric phenomena and develop techniques to efficiently represent these phenomena in optical/infrared background models. Our approach to this problem involves locating and identifying stressing backgrounds contained in measurements and extracting key clutter characteristics in a form that allows t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Photonic T/R Module

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: MDA04182

    Leveraging on Agiltron's recent breakthrough in manufacturing low cost fiber optic digital delay lines and the drastic improvement in cost and performance of commercial optical transceivers, we propose to develop a practical fiber optic variable time delay based T/R integration module for microwave coherent distributed aperture and space-time coded phased array radars. The proposed approach overco ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Low Cost, Wide Band Infrared Window Technologies

    SBC: Aspen Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA04114

    Aspen Systems Inc., proposes to investigate the feasibility of developing a protective coating material for ZnS that will have comparable mechanical properties of ALON, Spinel and Sapphire but will retain the extended regime transmission properties of multi-spectral ZnS. However, ZnS being a soft material with relatively poor mechanical strength and erosion resistance, it is essential to develop a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Sensors for Remote Kill Assessment for Hit-to-Kill Threat Engagements

    SBC: Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC            Topic: MDA04172

    Bodkin Design and Engineering proposes the development of a dual-band stand-off detector with both infrared imaging and hyper-spectral capabilities. The Dual-Band system will be modified to provide MWIR imaging for total integrated energy at high spatial resolution while a proprietary Hyperpixel Array will provide detailed data on the chemical make-up of debris at high spectral resolution in the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Simple Colloid Thruster for Generating Precise Impulse Thrust

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: MDA04019

    For the Phase I effort, Busek developed a simple, integrated colloid thruster prototype capable of producing thrust of 100 µN at reasonable operating conditions. A unique geometry was chosen from several electrospraying sources tested. This thrust was conservatively estimated from measured beam current, accelerating voltage and could be significantly higher. As this was achieved from an area o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. New Bonding Process for Joining High Tenacity Fabrics in Airships

    SBC: Cape Cod Research            Topic: MDA04161

    A new generation of high altitude airships (HAA) requires advanced materials and fabrication methods to achieve the weight, strength and durability requirement for long-term deployment. A new fabric joining approach is proposed to form strong, durable seams between textile components without incurring a large weight penalty. The new textile adhesive and application system are designed to perform ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Sensor Network Optimization using Multi-Agent Negotiation (SNOMAN)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA04023

    Missile defense takes place in an unpredictable, real-time environment and thus requires an adaptive approach to optimization that dynamically allocates sensors and their supporting resources in response to changing goals and constraints. Here, we propose a system for Sensor Network Optimization using Multi-Agent Negotiation (SNOMAN) to meet the challenge of this real-time resource allocation prob ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Three-Dimensional Reconstruction for Missile Recognition

    SBC: Energid Technologies Corporation            Topic: MDA02001

    Energid Technologies will create a model-based 3D threat-object identification system. The approach uses 3D models of the threat-object families to automatically construct identification algorithms for ladar and intensity sensor data. Single, dual, and multichannel imagery is supported. The system will identify an unknown object as one of up to 150 family types using three spatial stages: segm ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. High-Pressure, Fuel Cell Flow-Field Design Solution for High-Altitude Airships (HAA)

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: MDA04002

    High-Altitude Airships (HAAs) are becoming increasingly important for a variety of defense and non-defense oriented missions, including applications for homeland security, missile defense initiatives, surveillance, remote sensing, radar and telecommunications. Providing adequate power for the airship and payloads is a primary concern for long-duration HAAs. Regenerative fuel cell (RFC) systems are ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Advanced electrode coating method for performance enhancement and lower production costs in Lithium Ion batteries

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: MDA04113

    An advanced method is proposed for applying very uniform electrode coatings for Lithium Ion batteries. The method will improve distribution of active material in the electrode for enhanced energy and power density and longer cycle life. With increased control of coating distribution and thickness, and elimination of waste, overall battery yield in manufacturing is expected to increase with a conc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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