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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. DASH: Dynamic, flexible computational acceleration using specialized hardware

    SBC: ATC-NY, Inc.            Topic: MDA14012

    Specialized computing hardware, such as GPUs and FPGAs, can provide dramatically better performance than existing, CPU-based systems. This specialized hardware is readily available in the commercial market and widely used in high-performance computing systems, making it easy to achieve high performance per watt and per dollar. The major unsolved challenge in using specialized hardware efficientl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Weight Optimized Mitigation to Direct Effects of Lightning Strike on a Missile Body

    SBC: INTEGUMENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA14014

    While lightning protection has been applied to various small diameter composite missiles, large diameter composite missiles also require viable lightweight solutions for minimizing or eliminating direct lightning strike effects without significantly reducing battle space performance. For purposes of this proposal, our team will focus on the development of lightning strike protection surface skins ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Variable Gravity Two-Phase Heat Sink for Airborne Directed Energy Systems

    SBC: MUDAWAR THERMAL SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: MDA14016

    The proposed study concerns the development of a robust two-phase cooling module for airborne directed energy systems. There are five overriding objectives for the proposed Phase I study: (1) cooling module design, fabrication and instrumentation; (2) two-phase cooling loop development; (3) thermal tests; (4) theoretical model of cooling performance as a function of velocity and surface orientati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Innovative Sensor Tasking Capabilities

    SBC: BLACK RIVER SYSTEMS COMPANY INC            Topic: MDA13007

    Our objective is to develop and demonstrate an integrated capability to perform dynamic retasking of missile defense surveillance sensors. The goal of this effort is to develop an task scheduling algorithm that will allow the the earliest possible event detection and maintain the highest quality tracks throughout the entire engagement. Each sensor will have a unique motion history and possibly d ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. High Frame Rate and Dual Band Infrared Focal Plane Array (FPA) Sensors

    SBC: NBN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: MDA13028

    nBn Technologies proposes using our new absorber materials for dual color long wave infrared (LWIR) nBn FPAs. Our optimized nBn structure and devices show state of the art performance in the long wave infrared regime with greater quantum efficiency in top and bottom illumination due to to low dark current. Our main goal in this phase-II is to develop and demonstrate dual color nBn FPAs utilizing ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Radar Tracking in Stressing Environments

    SBC: Helios Remote Sensing Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA13001

    Helios Remote Sensing Systems, Inc. proposes to develop and estimate the performance of innovative improvements to radar systems that will help defeat advanced countermeasures. Novel signal processing techniques for detecting and filtering objects will provide for improved radar tracking in dense raid environments. The proposed techniques will allow for rapid filtering of debris and advanced cou ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Critical High Energy Laser (HEL) Technologies- Power Sources

    SBC: MOHAWK INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: MDA13021

    The objective of the Phase II proposed effort is to design and demonstrate the ability to develop a high-speed composite flywheel-based Electromechanical Battery (EMB), to support deployment of high energy laser (HEL) technology for missile defense. The Phase I design studies assessed the EMB size, operating speeds and material requirements needed to achieve the energy density levels and charge/d ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Wideband Sub-Array Digital Receiver Exciter (DREX)

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: MDA08028

    Applied Radar has developed a multi-channel wideband digital receiver/exciter (DREX) module denoted as the Single Channel Open Architecture Receiver Exciter (SCORE-X750) which operates at X-band (tunable over 812 GHz) with 750 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth. This DREX module is designed for ground-based radars and can be used in new designs or in retrofit and modernization of existing radars. The ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Radar Waveforms to Discern Remote Object Attributes

    SBC: Helios Remote Sensing Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA12002

    The objective of this effort is to develop signal waveform characteristics and processing algorithms that will deduce sensor-invariant attributes of a tracked object so that it can be classified, discriminated and evaluated for engagement. Under our proposed effort, we will develop enhanced radio frequency (RF) signal waveforms and associated processing algorithms, using a physics-based approach, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. 3G and 4G Communication System Interference Remediation Techniques

    SBC: Helios Remote Sensing Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA12003

    The objective of the proposed research project is to develop novel algorithms and signal processing techniques that will minimize Aegis-to-3G & 4G and 3G & 4G-to-Aegis interference. We will perform an investigation and research of new RF waveform characteristics that could enhance Aegis BMD coexistence with civilian 3G and 4G communication networks. Under this effort, we will design innovative R ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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