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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. Innovative Hardware Technologies for Electromagnetic Attack Rejection in Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Radars

    SBC: Imaging Systems Technology, Inc.            Topic: MDA10T001

    Under this STTR Imaging Systems Technology (IST) will apply novel Plasma-shell technology and expertise with gas plasma systems to shield and protect BMDS Radar. Plasma-shells are tiny hollow gas encapsulating shells. When energy is applied across the shell, the gas inside ionizes into a plasma. Theory of plasma-electromagnetic (EM) field interaction shows that, under appropriate conditions, pl ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Fast Algorithms for Generating Hardbody Thermal Histories

    SBC: AEGIS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC., THE            Topic: MDA10T003

    The AEgis Technologies Group proposes to develop an innovative real-time thermal solver solution to model hardbody thermal histories. This thermal solver solution will consider the relevant phenomenology associated with MDA targets and other associated objects requiring thermal histories. Modeling of complex objects and advanced features such as model ablation and dynamic surface areas will be co ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. An Accurate 3D Real-Time Simulation Tool for Generating Hardbody Thermal Histories

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: MDA10T003

    Existing thermal analysis tools for optical signature generation are employed in an off-line manner, and are inadequate for new closed-loop real-time system simulations being pursued by MDA. This STTR project aims to develop and demonstrate an innovative simulation tool for the automatic generation and subsequent computation of reduced thermal models for accurate, real-time analysis of complex 3D ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Physics Based Modeling Tools for Next-Generation Lithium Ion Battery Performance and Lifetime

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: MDA10T004

    The MDA is developing satellite based systems that could benefit from ongoing developments in advanced materials for lithium ion batteries. Unfortunately, the driving applications for much of the new materials research have less abusive operational cycles than the frequent cycling, and sporadic pulse loads to deep discharge, of MDA satellite applications. Physics based models of battery performa ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Low Defect Density Mercury Cadmium Telluride on Silicon by Bulk Layer Transfer

    SBC: Srico Inc            Topic: MDA11T002

    Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) has been described as one of the most technologically significant semiconductor materials and is the most widely used material for long wave infrared (LWIR) imaging. The current challenge is to produce MCT over large focal plane array size at low cost and high reliability without compromising sensitivity or noise performance. MCT on silicon substrates is highly attr ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Sensor Fusion Dynamic Scenario Descriptor

    SBC: RADIANCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA10001

    Radiance proposes to design, implement and test multi-sensor (RF/IR/Vis) multi-platform data fusion algorithms, advancing the state of the art in Rao-Blackwellised Particle Filter (RBPF) algorithms in a dynamic Bayesian network framework. Our innovations provide a multi-sensor (RF/IR/Vis), multi-geometry picture of threat scenarios for C2BMC"s requirement for a single integrated picture of the bat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Sensor Resource Management

    SBC: Edaptive Computing, Inc.            Topic: MDA10002

    Today"s Ballistic Missile Defense networks consist of many different types of sensors and platforms, and given the expanded focus of MDA on theater and regional missile defense where multiple"raids"can be launched from different sites toward numerous targets, it is crucial that they can be dynamically tasked and deployed effectively in real-time to realize their full potential in achieving overall ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Sensor Resource Management

    SBC: TORCH TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA10002

    Torch proposes an innovative data fusion approach based upon a processing and communications architecture which supports a real-time Sensor Resource Management (SRM) driven demonstration of enhanced Track Quality (TQ) for BMDS System Track. Our approach is based upon our experience with the development of real-time networking and sensor algorithms which support significant improvements in TQ base ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Ultra High Temperature Hafnium-based Materials for Propulsion Technologies

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: MDA10019

    Rhenium is the current material of choice for several critical hot gas path components of Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS) due to its erosion resistance, high-temperature strength and compatibility with propellant products. However, disadvantages of Re include high cost and high density. Alternatives to Re such as composites, refractory metal alloys, and monolithic ceramics have been pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Low-Erosion, Light-Weight Rhenium Graphite Composites for SDACS

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: MDA10019

    Rhenium is the current material of choice for several critical valve components in a solid divert and attitude control system (DACS) due to its erosion resistance, high-temperature strength, and compatibility with propellant exhaust products. However, bulk rhenium is disadvantaged by being expensive and extremely dense. In order to reduce cost and weight of rhenium DACS components, a different a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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