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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 Operating Software

    SBC: Technosoft, Inc            Topic: MDA03050

    Proposed herein is a collaborative engineering environment based on an object-oriented, multidisciplinary, distributed computing framework supporting application development for integrated product and process engineering. It supports the specification of software elements through UML diagrams and detailed graphical composition of object hierarchies and process schematics for comprehensive applica ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Cloud Background Clutter Suppression for Early Detection and Track

    SBC: DEFENSE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: MDA03077

    The ability to counter theater ballistic missiles requires early detection, tracking, and warning of their launch and trajectory. Today's ballistic missile warning systems are limited in their ability to detect ballistic launches early in the flight. Current systems operate in bands where the atmosphere absorbs most of the energy. These systems are not able to detect the ballistic missiles unti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Advanced In-Flight Interceptor Communications System (IFICS) Error Detection/Correction

    SBC: EFFICIENT CHANNEL CODING            Topic: MDA03037

    The MDA03-37 Phase I research explored the potential of improvement of adding turbocodes to MDA's IFICS system. In the related Phase II effort, ECC proposes to develop the hardware and firmware necessary implement the Phase I algorithms in an end-to-end communications link, and perform the testing and measurements required to validate the results obtained in MDA03-37. As an optional extension to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Rapid Mirror Fabrication with Nanolaminate Surface

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: MDA04T005

    The objectives of the Phase I work are: 1) to demonstrate the fabrication of a small scale (~2 inches) replicated hybrid/composite mirror assemblage, based on the SiC/Si3N4 nano-laminates and 2) to measure the optical qualities of the mirror surface. The proposed replication technique is capable of providing fast and low-cost production of the high optical surface finish of large mirrors. The ce ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. A > 30% Efficient Space Solar Cell with Improved Radiation Tolerance

    SBC: Essential Research, Inc.            Topic: MDA04080

    Essential Research Incorporated proposes the development of a high efficiency, metamorphic triplejunction, III-V, space solar cell that will also have significantly higher radiation tolerance. The AM0 one sun efficiency of this AlGaInP/InGaAsP/InGaAs cell will be 31.7%, compared to 28% for the state-of-the-art InGaP/GaAs/Ge cell. Since most of the radiation damage in these cells can be attribut ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Multi-Band IR Scene Projection Display for Scene Simulation in Hardware-In-the-Loop

    SBC: KENT OPTRONICS INC            Topic: MDA04T020

    This STTR Phase I proposal proposes a feasibility of a novel multi-band IR scene display for scene simulation for missile interception simulation in the Hardware-in-the-Loop. This development addresses the DOD need for infrared spatial light modulators (SLM), primarily as an enabling technology for infrared scene projection, but also for dynamic control of infrared coherent light, as beamsteering ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Software Modem for Kill Vehicle & IFICS

    SBC: NOVA ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: MDA04066

    This SBIR Phase I project proposes to develop an innovative hardware and software which provides communications to an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV). Two candidate architectures are proposed that will function on a vehicle that is severely constrained in size, weight, and power, operating within a radiation-saturated environment, experiencing a high Doppler effect, and communicating through a s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Flexible Reconfigurable Analog Matrix

    SBC: SYSTRAN FEDERAL CORP.            Topic: MDA04048

    Today's anti-missile systems are increasingly becoming an important resource for the defense of the nation. The success of our anti-missile systems depends on establishing superior technology to maintain an advantage. Even with the latest advancements in missile technology, size, weight, and packaging constraints remain an inherent limitation in these modern weapon systems. The MDA is focusin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Laser Micromachining of Optical Structures and Surfaces

    SBC: Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc.            Topic: MDA04T016

    Advanced laser micromachining technology will prove to be a vital fabrication tool for high precision devices having functional features on the mesoscopic and microscopic scale. The proposed program will establish the fundamentals of advanced 3-D high precision laser micromachining of SiC and Si3N4 devices. The approach utilizes next generation high pulse repetition rate solid-state laser systems ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. E-Beam Cured Materials for Composite Mirrors

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: MDA04T006

    Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (CRG), and partner University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) will develop a suite of materials and processes as enabling technology for achieving the radical production time and cost reductions envisioned by the replication approach to producing composite mirrors for aerospace optics. CRG will formulate and demonstrate a high-performance polymer resin cured a ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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