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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. Improved Performance, More Producible Long Wave IR Integrated Dewar Assemblies

    SBC: WILLIAM P. KUHN, PH.D., LLC            Topic: MDA08019

    A versatile and portable instrument for stray light detection and diagnosis at both visible and infrared wavelengths will be designed, built, and demonstrated. The core idea of the proposed approach is to use subaperture, rather than full aperture, illumination for stray light detection. The subaperture approach uses a scanning pencil beam (SPB) that provides information about the location of a s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Radiation Hardened End-to-End Communication Links

    SBC: APPLIED DEFENSE SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: MDA09029

    ADS proposes to apply the Communication Taxonomy (CommTax) toolkit developed under a previous SBIR contract (current in the final stages of Phase II development). CommTax will be applied to the specific case of of nuclear scintillation in order evaluate how configuration parameters can be adjusted to achieve optimal performance. In addition, we will evaluate CommTax''s underlying technologies for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. VLWIR HgCdTe FPA Reliability and Yield Enhancement through Nanostructural Analysis

    SBC: FABMETRIX, INCORPORATED            Topic: MDA08013

    The state-of-the-art FPA manufacturing technologies commonly generate some critical defects in the pixel elements, which adversely impact their operability and reliability. In Phase I, the feasibility of identifying, analyzing, and on exemplary basis, eliminating these defects indirectly through nanostructural analysis was demonstrated. In Phase II, this defect analysis and correlation approach ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. New Estimation and Guidance Algorithms for Use against Maneuvering Targets in Uncertain Environments

    SBC: IST-Rolla            Topic: MDA08004

    This proposal seeks to develop guidance algorithms and estimation schemes to intercept targets when they are boosting or on their ascent trajectory. Effective algorithma to work against such threats need to be robust, efficient and accurate due to the uncertainies in the target burn times and their intent. Furthermore, they could be manuevering. The guidance algorithms to be developed are based on ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. High Performance Infrared Focal Plane Arrays with Advanced Quantum Structures

    SBC: Maxion Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA09013

    The goal of this SBIR effort is to develop an alternative technology for a new generation of high-performance type-II superlattice (SL) detectors that are suitable for MDA applications in the spectral region from 7 to 11 um and beyond and that out-perform detectors that are based on existing technology. Type-II systems offer potential advantages over MCT and conventional III-V semiconductor techn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Information Assurance

    SBC: REIFER CONSULTANTS L.L.C.            Topic: MDA09030

    This SBIR Phase I project addresses malicious code insider threats during manufacturing through test. RCI''s strategy is aimed at isolating malware as part of the testing process during the life cycle support phase of the life cycle. Because testing represents as much as eighty percent of the work performed during maintenance, augmenting test processes and tools is thought to be a very effective ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Radiation Hardened End-to-End Communication Links

    SBC: MAGICOM LLC            Topic: MDA09029

    In this SBIR project MagiCom proposes several innovative concepts to provide high speed, in-flight communication links between the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Fire Control and Interceptor/Kill Vehicles such as the Ground Missile Defense – Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (GMD-EKV) and other potential platforms in a Nuclear Fading Channel / ECM Environments. The development of a Design for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Software Defined Wideband DREX Receiver

    SBC: Applied Radar, Inc.            Topic: MDA09T003

    To realize next generation missile defense radar systems with a significant improvement in performance requires more cost effective system implementations. Software defined radar (SDR) technologies together with field programmable gate array (FPGA) implementations promise reusable and low cost DREX multichannel receivers in smaller form factors. Real time firmware reconfiguration enables radar mod ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. CRYOGENICALLY COOLED CONTROLLED SWITCH FOR SPACE POWER CONDITIONING

    SBC: Hmj Corp.            Topic: N/A

    A SOLID STATE SWITCH FOR OPERATION AT CRYOGENIC TEMPERATURE IS BEING DEVELOPED THAT WILL PROVIDE MULTI-MEGAWATT POWER CONDITIONING IN THE RAPIDLY EXPANDING FIELD OF LOW TEMPERATURE ELECTRONICS. SINCE EXISTING CONTROLLED SWITCHES ARE NOT DIRECTLY SUITABLE FOR CRYOGENIC OPERATION, ONLY A FUNDAMENTAL APPROACH CAN DEVELOP STRUCTURES CAPABLE OF LOW LOSS AND RELIABLE OPERATION IN THE TEMPERATURE RANGE B ...

    SBIR Phase I 1991 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. MAINTENANCE-AND-VIBRATION-FREE SOLID ELECTROLYTE CRYOGENIC COOLER

    SBC: LONE PEAK ENGINEERING COMPANY            Topic: N/A

    THE COOLING REQUIRED FOR THE PROPER OPERATION OF VARIOUS SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTS IS A KEY PROBLEM IN SPACE-BASED FACILITIES. A NOVEL CONCEPT HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AT LONE PEAK ENGINEERING BASED ON THE COMPRESSION OF A GAS TO HIGH PRESSURES USING A SOLID ELECTROLYTE COMPRESSOR. RAPID EXPANSION OF THE COMPRESSED GAS (JOULE-THOMSON EFFECT) CAN BE USED TO COOL SPACECRAFT INSTRUMENTS AND EQUIPMENT. SOME O ...

    SBIR Phase I 1991 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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