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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. 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. 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
  5. Ocean Surface Transceiver Free Space Optical Communication System

    SBC: Verdant Networks            Topic: N122116

    Communication from ocean-surface sonobuoys to airborne platforms is critical to Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) operations. Existing Radio-Frequency (RF) solutions encounter several challenges which Free-Space Optical (FSO) systems solve. FSO systems for sonobuoy applications have unique challenges that proper system design can overcome. Verdant Networks is proposing an asymmetric system design that ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Carbon Monoxide Detector For Aviation Oxygen Systems

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: N122120

    Agiltron Inc. proposes to develop a compact, sensitive, and selective tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) based multi-gas sensor for OBOGS breathing oxygen monitoring. In the proposed research, novel laser diodes that output wavelength tunable from 2000 nm to 3500 nm will be used to dramatically increase the number of gases that can be detected and improve the sensitivity achievabl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Advanced Mission Display and Planning Tools (AMPT)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: N122124

    Intuitive mission display visualization and planning capabilities are needed to enhance operator situation awareness when supervising teams of unmanned vehicles. To address this need, we will design and demonstrate Advanced Mission Display and Planning Tools (AMPT) to reduce the workload of re-planning and re-tasking teams of heterogeneous vehicles. These decision-support interfaces will use simpl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. ARCSIN: Adaptive Real-time Control Station INterfaces

    SBC: APTIMA, INC.            Topic: N122124

    Future operations will increasingly utilize unmanned vehicles (UxVs) to accomplish complex missions. UxV"s have the potential to dramatically improve real-time situation awareness and increase mission success. Current advancements in performance and capabilities of UxVs and automated mission planning systems are enabling a shift from direct teleoperation towards supervisory roles. With this shift, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Retractable Advanced Mooring System (RAMS)

    SBC: Mide Technology Corporation            Topic: N122129

    Retractable mooring fixtures are a critical component on the flight deck of a DDG51 class Navy ship. The chocks and bitts must be recessed below the deck level for helicopter operations, while reliably and easily deployed for mooring situations. The current mooring fixtures do not stand up to the highly corrosive environment of the flight deck and the lack of maintenance reduces the reliability of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Team Performance Metrics for Command and Control of Unmanned Systems

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: N122137

    The primary objective of the proposed research is to develop, and to demonstrate the feasibility of a mathematically rigorous approach for modeling and evaluating human supervisory control of multiple unmanned and/or autonomous vehicles. This high-level objective is decomposed into three inter-related goals: (1) the development of a mathematical model of human supervisory control, for individual o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy

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