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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. A Li-Ion Battery Tool for Predicting Life and Performance for Satellite Orbit Operations Scenarios

    SBC: Global Aerospace Corporation            Topic: MDA08T008

    The expected life of satellite Li-Ion batteries is determined by many factors, including thermal considerations, electrode chemistries, orbit and mission life, DOD, and pulse power requirements. First-principles battery model literature pertains primarily to orbital cycling at moderate DOD under isothermal conditions without variable power loads. Knowledge must be extended to encompass wider life ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. An improved passivation process for the fabrication of high performance antimony based III-V superlattice materials

    SBC: IRDT Solutions, Inc            Topic: MDA12T003

    Phase I objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of our proposed passivation approach to minimize the dark current noise and improve the quantum efficiency in the GaSb based type II superlattice detectors. Phase I goal is to demonstrate the feasibility of our technology to fabricate photodiodes with cut-off wavelength in excess of 10µm, quantum efficiency exceeding 70% and dark current density ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. A Novel, Microscale, Distributable Sensor Technology for Ionizing Radiation

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: DTRA14B004

    Terrorist use of radioactive nuclear materials via nuclear and/or radiological dispersion devices (dirty bombs) is a serious threat. Therefore, it is crucial to detect proliferation of nuclear material. Critical challenges include: (a) high sensitivity detection of signature emissions from radioactive isotopes, and (b) cost-effectiveness for deployment of sensor networks across large storage facil ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. An Ultra-High Temperature Ceramic with Improved Fracture Toughness and Oxidation Resistance

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: MDA09T002

    Hypersonic missile defense systems are being designed to reach global threats. During flight, external surfaces are predicted to reach temperatures in excess of 2200C. As a result, innovative, high performance thermal protection systems (TPS) are of great demand. Among ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTC), it is well known that ZrB2- and HfB2-based materials have high melting temperatures and ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Compact Laser Drivers for Photoconductive Semicond

    SBC: SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS & RESEARCH ASSOCIATES            Topic: DTRA16A004

    For effective protection against radiated threats, it is important to understand not only the physics of the threats, but also to quantify the effects they have on mission-critical electrical systems. Radiated vulnerability and susceptibility testing requires delivery of high peak power and peak electric fields to distant targets. The most practical solution to simulate such environments on large ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Conformal Aerodynamic Controls for Supermaneuverable High-Speed Vehicles

    SBC: ATA Engineering, Inc.            Topic: MDA18T002

    High G Aerodynamic Controls | Approved for Public Release 18-MDA-9707 (3 Jul 18)

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Contamination-free, Ultra-rapid Reactive Chemical Mechanical Polishing (RCMP) of GaN substrates

    SBC: Sinmat Inc            Topic: MDA09T001

    Gallium Nitride (GaN) substrates are ideal materials for fabrication of high-power and high-frequency devices based on III-V materials. The current state-of-the-art Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) methods are plagued by several challenges, including, surface charge affects due to surface contamination, and sub-surface damages, which can limit the quality of III-V devices. Furthermore, there is ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Dynamic virtual moulage based on thin film adhesive displays

    SBC: ARCHIE MD INC.            Topic: DHA17A002

    Providing Army combat medics with meaningful experience in treatment of battlefield injuries is a particular challenge. Moulage has the potential to assist in acquiring what could otherwise be very hard-to-come-by preparatory experience for distressing real-life emergencies medics and soldiers may encounter in the field. However, current approaches to moulage are limited in their ability to reflec ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  9. Efficient Clutter Suppression and Nonlinear Filtering Techniques for Tracking Dim Closely Spaced Objects in the Presence of Debris

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: MDA12T004

    EO/IR elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) responsible for detecting and tracking ballistic missile threats encounter extraordinarily challenging threat and scene phenomenology. Specifically, non-stationary clutter characteristic of airborne and satellite-based sensor systems, along with dim target signatures, closely-spaced objects, and dense debris clouds typical of ballistic ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Electro Optic Avionic Advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Algorithm Development to Enhance the Lethality of Interceptors Against Maneuveri

    SBC: Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA08T003

    This Phase II effort will further develop a technique to improve current seeker discrimination and tracking capabilities using a unique particle filter algorithm (PFA) approach. The advancement represents a significant upgrade to current and future seekers facing advanced threats in stressing environments. Quantifiable improvements over many facets of the current approach have been realized during ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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