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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Fast Thermal Calculations for Responsive Targets in Support of Real-Time Scene Generation

    SBC: MODERN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: MDA10T003

    In order to provide the required simulation frame rates we propose to decouple the incident flux calculations from a simple thermal response model. We propose to develop a table-lookup methodology based on high fidelity precomputed environmental and eventually aerothermal fluxes which can be draw in real time to drive the thermal response model. A simple 1-D thermal calculation based on an analyt ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. MBE CdTe on Compliant Substrates for High Performance IRFPAs

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA11T002

    Current state-of-the-art infrared focal plane arrays are based on HgCdTe grown on bulk CdZnTe substrates. The use of Si-based substrates would eliminate a number of drawbacks related to the HgCdTe/CdZnTe system and permit larger formats. We have developed growth protocols that produce material with good crystal quality for such a highly mismatched heteroepitaxial system. Double crystal rocking c ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Defect Passivation for High Performance HgCdTe on Si

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA11T002

    Hydrogen isotopes have been shown to reduce the electrical effects of various semiconductor defects. Specifically, monoatomic hydrogen and deuterium passivate the electrical activity of defects such as dislocations in long-wavelength HgCdTe grown on Si. We propose a novel method of controlling the intake of hydrogen in HgCdTe IRFPAs by using the H2/He plasma afterglow formed by flowing plasma-gene ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Defect Reductions on Si Substrates for HgCdTe MBE Growth

    SBC: SIVANANTHAN LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: MDA11T002

    Current state-of-the-art infrared focal plane arrays (IRFPAs) are based on HgCdTe material epitaxially grown on bulk CdZnTe substrates. The size of the IRFPAs is limited by the size of the available CdZnTe substrates and the thermal mismatch between CdZnTe and the Si readout circuit, which misaligns the photodiode array with respect to the circuit during heating and cooling cycles. Having HgCdTe ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. PMHT Track Fusion for ABIR

    SBC: Vectraxx, Inc.            Topic: MDA10001

    Fusing data together for target tracking is a complex problem. There are two elements: First, the raw observations must be associated with existing tracks or used to form new tracks. Once the association has been done, then the tracks can be updated and filtered with the new data. When associating data (either measurements or tracks or both) with existing tracks, the separation between the trac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. GPS and Command Link Assured Operation

    SBC: Echo Ridge, LLC            Topic: MDA10004

    Echo Ridge proposes to develop a comprehensive realtime emulator capable of synthesizing a wide variety of waveforms such as GPS, interferers, and other GNSS signal classes. The system would create an arbitrary number of coherent wavefront RF output channels, synthesize atmospheric and terrain induced perturbations, and emulate propagation affecting phenomena resulting from plasma effects and EMP ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Wavefront Simulator for 21st Century

    SBC: CENTER FOR REMOTE SENSING, INC.            Topic: MDA10004

    With the rapid strides in various avionics-related technologies, the need for advanced simulators will increase. Anti-jam receiver development and future improvements in PNT are critically dependent on the availability of advanced simulators. The needs include: flexible, accurate, adaptable, programmable, user-friendly, hardware in the loop operation, precise wavefront simulation, high dynamics, e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Feasibility of Long Wavelength Infrared Focal Plane Arrays Based on Type-II Superlattice Minority Electron Unipolar Architecture

    SBC: MP Technologies, LLC            Topic: MDA10009

    Recent development of Antimonide-based Type-II superlattice infrared detectors has resulted in significant breakthroughs in terms of device performance as well as FPA imaging quality. Improvement in material quality and processing technique, as well as evolutionary modifications in device architecture have demonstrated the advantages of the material system over alternatives, and proven it as a via ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Ultrasensitive and Compact Superluminal Ring Laser Accelerometer for Inertial Navigation

    SBC: Digital Optics Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA10011

    For many applications, there is a need for developing inertial measurement units (IMU), employing gyroscopes and accelerometers, with better accuracy and/or smaller volume and weight. Currently, in partnership with others, we at Digital Optics Technologies (DOT) have been developing a superluminal ring laser gyroscope (SRLG) that can improve the accuracy of rotation sensing by nearly five orders ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Development of Type-II Superlattices for Two-Color Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: MP Technologies, LLC            Topic: MDA10012

    High performance single-band focal plane arrays (FPAs) are sometimes unable to discriminate a target from its background when they present similar infrared radiation at a given wavelength which may occur even if the temperatures of the objects are different. Two-Color FPAs offer an additional wavelength that allows easy identification in such cases. Large-format dual-band FPAs are highly needed f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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