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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. 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
  2. A Novel, Biologically Inspired Integrative Architecture for Ultra Tightly Coupled GPS/INS

    SBC: ORBITAL RESEARCH INC            Topic: MDA03T006

    Orbital Research Inc. (ORI) working teaming with The Ohio State University (OSU) propose the development of a novel integrative architecture for ultra tight coupling of GPS/INS. Ultra tight coupled GPS/INS offer the potential to improve jamming tolerance of future guided munitions resulting in improved accuracy and performance. One of the challenges of ultra tight coupled GPS/INS is the inherent ...

    STTR Phase I 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. Advanced Missile Materials and Process Technologies

    SBC: Performance Polymer Solutions Inc.            Topic: MDA08020

    This Phase II SBIR program will develop and demonstrate a high temperature polymer matrix composite system for use in a structural missile component in multiple BMD systems. Under this program, an extensive database of thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties will be established for the composite system, conceptual designs for the missile component structure will be generated and optimized, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Advanced Reentry Vehicle and Wake Models

    SBC: GoHypersonic Incorporated            Topic: MDA10023

    At hypersonic flow conditions, the flow field around reentry vehicles is ionized, resulting in electro-optical emissions, detectable radar cross-sections, and attenuation of signals transmitted through the plasma. Ablative heat shields may further increase the levels of electrons in the plasma around the hardbody and in the wake. We propose to extend an existing high-fidelity computational fluid d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Application of RSM and Optimization to Plume Signature Analysis

    SBC: SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: MDA04033

    We propose using response surface methodology (RSM) as a tool to better understand the effects of engine design parameters and operating conditions on plume signature, and to improve signature predictions through optimized selection of analysis inputs. Often rocket engine operating conditions and design variables are not well known, either because the systems being simulated are foreign, or beca ...

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


    Extracting missiles from the highly structured cloud/solar background is essential to early missile detection. DRA will develop a system which uses several discrimination techniques to discern the threat from the background. DRA's system is an extension of technology developed to detect tactical missiles. The system consists of a multi-color, low-cost, commercial off the shelf sensor operating ...

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


    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
  9. Development of a Laser Micromachining Process for the Fabrication of SiC Mirrors

    SBC: Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc.            Topic: MDA04086

    The key goal of this program is to reduce the non-recurring and recurring costs and shorten cycle times for fabrication of the next generation cryogenic telescope structural and optical components. Currently beryllium is used for both the mirrors and the optical bench assemblies in these high performance optical telescopes due to its 1) high stiffness at very light weights and 2) very good therma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Distributed Optoelectronic Crossbar Modules for Backplane Applications

    SBC: OPTICOMP CORP.            Topic: BMDO00011

    The primary goal of the proposed Phase II effort is to develop monolithic distributed optoelectronic crossbar modules for implementation of high performance distributed crossbar backplanes. The high density monolithic crossbar modules will enable distributed backplane architectures that are highly scalable. In addition, the distributed crossbar modules will provide backplanes that are high speed ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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