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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. Stray Light Test Station for Ballistic Missile Defense Sensors – IR Measurement

    SBC: Breault Research Organization, Inc.            Topic: MDA05006

    Controlling stray light in ballistic missile defense (BMD) sensors is essential to target detection, discrimination and acquisition. The most effective way to control stray light is to move or block the offending stray light source. In the hostile environment of missile defense this is not an option. The enemy dictates the stray light environment. Defense sensors must contend with the sun, moo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Miniaturization of Thermoacoustic Expander for 50 mW Recuperative Coolers Run Below 40 K


    The objective of this program is to demonstrate and miniaturize a new type of cryogenic expander, thermoacoustic expander (TAE), for space cryocoolers which provide the cooling power less than 50 mW and operate in the low temperature range between 40K and 10K for cooling SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR surveillance and interceptor systems. TAEs employ high energy acoustic waves generated with absolutely no m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Developing Solid Rocket Motor Insensitive Munitions Solutions for Impact and Rocket Propelled

    SBC: ENERCHEM LLC            Topic: MDA06038

    Enerchem proposes to develop and demonstrate innovative concepts to protect solid rocket motors from impact events. Specifically our ignition delay concept has the potential to mitigate the overpressure, fragmentation and collateral damage that is usually incurred upon bullet or fragment impact on large motors. This concept is part of a systems approach to meeting the IM requirements and is integ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Linear-mode, Wide FOV, Single Photon Counting APD Ladar Array

    SBC: Epitaxial Technologies, LLC            Topic: MDA06013

    The overall objective of the proposed SBIR program is to develop compact, low-cost, low power and ultra-high sensitivity semiconductor ladar photoreceivers with linear mode photon counting capabilities that will be at once capable of high image, range and angular resolution. Specifically, we will model, design, analyze, fabricate and test and demonstrate high sensitivity, high bandwidth, (1.0 GHz) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Development of Dilute Nitride SL Technology for VLWIR Detectors

    SBC: Epitaxial Technologies, LLC            Topic: MDA06T011

    Epitaxial Technologies' overall objective is to develop innovative detector technologies that can be used to produce enhanced quantum efficiency and high detectivity VLWIR sensors that can operate at high temperatures. The goal of Phase II will be to improve the quality of the dilute nitride SL material structures and enhance the performance of the dilute Nitride IR detectors developed in Phase I ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Agent-based Multi-missile Interception Simulation Tool Using Distributed Pursuit-evasion Game

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: MDA06049

    In this proposal, we propose a comprehensive and innovative agent-based simulation tool and game theoretic supporting algorithm. We leverage novel game theoretic method, advanced hierarchical framework, cooperative pursuit strategy, adaptive estimators, limited look-ahead and Markov chain approximation algorithms in the agent-based simulation tool to provide real time simulations which can accommo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. IGC and Estimation With Theta-D and Higher Order Sliding Mode Techniques

    SBC: IST-Rolla            Topic: MDA05048

    This proposal continues on the successful Integrated Guidance and Control techniques developed through the Phase I effort. A new VIGC formulation has been shown to yield good preliminary results. Research during Phase II will develop IGC algorithms with an optimal approach, with an inner loop-outer loop appraoach and and a heading error approach. IST-Rolla also will develop nonlinear filters to ma ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Radiation Hardening Designs and Techniques for Missile Defense

    SBC: RIDGETOP GROUP, INC.            Topic: MDA06043

    Together with its supporting partner, Raytheon Missile Systems, the objective of this SBIR proposal is to design a high resolution, high speed 100 MSPS, 14 bit, radiation-hardened Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) for critical KEI and Missile applications. This is considered an aggressive goal, since the commercial state-of-the-art ADC is a 12-bit (resolution) 80 MSPS (speed) ADC. However, Ridge ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Reduced Print Thru in HEL Deformable Mirrors

    SBC: METASTABLE INSTRUMENTS, INC            Topic: MDA06053

    This project will investigate a passive solution to the deformable mirror print through problem. No additional sensor or control subsystems will be required. The high reflector surface will be positioned on the backside of the thin deformable transparent glass sheet. First order theory (uniform temperature through the thickness of the thin glass sheet) indicates that for most glasses there is a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Efficient Adaptive Beamforming for Missile Defense Radars

    SBC: Applied Radar, Inc.            Topic: MDA06033

    The detection and classification of reentry vehicles in the presence of jammers and clutter is a very important missile defense radar problem. High resolution, wideband adaptive beamforming (ADBF) is an important solution component in which both the transmit and receive beamforming weight vectors are dynamically updated to optimize performance in a time varying jammer and clutter environment. An i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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