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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Protective coating for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)

    SBC: AST PRODUCTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices, though built using semiconductor equipment, have a different set of failure mechanisms and reliability concerns than integrated circuits. One major concern is stiction, a term that describes the propensity oftwo silicon surfaces to stick to each other if they touch.To solve this problem, AST is proposing to develop organic coatings with Teflon-like ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Periodically poled stoichiometric lithium tantalate:A new approach for a new material

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: N/A

    "This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate a promising new technique for fabricating periodic domain gratings in stoichiometric lithium tantalate(SLT). The key innovation in this SBIR effort is the use of externally mountedmicro-electrodes to electrically pole the material. This poling technique, made possible because of the low coercive field found in SLT, will sign ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Self-latching solid-state fiber optic cross-connect switch array

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "High performance fiberoptic switches are in great demand for use in both modern commercial and defense communication networks and next-generation military sensing systems. Current fiberoptic switches lack reliability and operation speed. Carrie-classreliable switch matrix has not been realized because of the intrinsic limitation of existing technologies. Agiltron Corporation proposes to develo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Continuous Wave Terahertz Source Photonic Band Engineering

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "The terahertz (THz) wave region is an underutilized electromagnetic spectrum in which generation is difficult. The existing THz sources are generated either by large and expensive free electron laser or by pulsed optical radiations. There is an increasedneed for continuous THz wave source of high temporal and spatial coherence. The practical use of THz spectrum requires new laser technology th ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Agile Engagement Planning: Integrating Decision Graphs with Stochastic Dynamic Programming Solvers

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "Missile Defense Engagement Planning systems are highly automated. It is the system developers, not the commanders of those systems, who are formulating the engagement planning problem and thereby deciding how engagements will be planned and executed. Inthe history of warfare system developers have never trumped commanders in deciding how a system will carry out orders, and this reversal of affair ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Model-Based Classification for Laser Radar

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "Laser Radar (ladar) sensors are under consideration for BMD ground and interceptor platforms. An advantage of ladar over other modalities, such as SAR, is that it has very high range and Doppler (range rate) resolution. Therefore, ladar has the potentialto separate, characterize, and classify closely spaced objects, which is a critical part of the BMD problem. To realize this potential for com ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Stereo CSO Detection, Tracking and Object Feature Extraction for SBIRS Low Midcourse Discrimination

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "The Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) is scoped to provide timely and accurate warning of missile attacks against the United States and Allied forces worldwide. The SBIRS Low component provides information to active defensive systems by detecting andtracking intercontinental, intermediate/medium, and short range ballistic missiles in their boost (TBR), post boost, mid-course and early terminal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Auction Based Approaches to Distributed Sensor Management

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "In the proposal, we will extend ALPHATECH's dynamic programming based approach to sensor resource management so that it can control a network of heterogeneous sensors. To reduce the complexity of the problem to a manageable level, the system will employ ahierarchical approach and will assume that processing occurs in a single centralized node. The algorithm proposed will decompose the problem int ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Extended Look-Ahead Sensor Management for Missile Defense with a Bayes Net Battle Model

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "Effective missile defense relies on an array of sensors performing diverse collection tasks to successfully engage a missile attack. Sensors cannot cover the entire battle volume continuously, and Sensor Management is needed to allocate sensors to tasksproviding the greatest mission utility. Prior research has shown two ways to achieve effective Sensor Management: (1) integrate sensor allocation ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Fluorescence sensors of heavy metal ions

    SBC: Altair Center, Llc.            Topic: N/A

    "ALTAIR Center proposes to develop a miniature, cost-effective fiber optic sensor array for detection of toxic heavy metal ions. The main detection principle is based on dual measurement of both absorption and fluorescence employing thin films ofporphyrin/polymer membrane. In Phase I of the project we studied the luminescence compounds and demonstrated that thin films of porphyrin-based membranes ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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