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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. Development of Novel Hybrid UHTC Composites for Advanced Tactical Propulsion Systems (16-RD-882)

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: MDA15002

    This Phase II SBIR program will develop a technical foundation for commercialization to realize stronger and tougher ultra-high temperature ceramic (UHTC) composite clads with an outstanding oxidation and thermal shock resistance for use as key components for tactical propulsion applications. UES will apply a novel cladding approach to achieve lightweight UHTC components along with the "Top-Down" ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Low-Cost, Graded, Multi-function Thermal Protection Systems

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: MDA15020

    Global proliferation of ballistic missiles, with ever increasing performance, continues to put pressure on U.S. missile defense systems for increased kinematic reach and containment. Material weight is a primary factor limiting kinematic reach which establishes a need for advancements in material systems. CRG proposes to develop a low-cost, multifunctional thermal protection material system based ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Advanced Cognition Processing and Algorithms for Improved Identification

    SBC: Advratech            Topic: MDA15001

    A strong need exists to protect the US, its deployed forces and allies against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight. Current methodologies tend to use prior fixed measurements and features for identifying missiles and cannot adapt/change decision logic based on new information collected during an engagement which is critical as tactical operational environments are often ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Non-Destructive Testing Methods for Detecting Red Plague Within an Insulated Silver Plated Copper Conductor

    SBC: D'Angelo Technologies, LLC            Topic: MDA15024

    DAngelo Technologies, LLC (D5T) successfully conducted research to develop non-destructive test equipment and procedures for detecting Red Plague within an insulated silver plated copper conductor. Red Plague is an embedded fault and the consequences of Red Plague formation compromises the integrity of both the electrical and mechanical properties of the wiring system often resulting in wholesale ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Intelligent Tap (InTAP) Couplers for High Power Fiber Laser Systems

    SBC: MV Innovative Technologies LLC (DBA: Opt            Topic: MDA15015

    Optonicus proposes the development of a novel Intelligent High Power (HP) Fiber Laser Tap Coupler (InTAP) for advanced sensing techniques. The InTAP sensing system will provide the capability to measure several key characteristics of HP fiber amplifiers in situ. In Phase I, InTAP prototypes were designed, manufactured, and evaluated at kW laser power levels. In Phase II, Optonicus will develop th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. GPU-Based Computational Platform for Performance Evaluation Of HEL Directed Energy Weapon Technology

    SBC: MV Innovative Technologies LLC (DBA: Opt            Topic: MDA15016

    Optonicus proposes the development of a user-friendly graphic processing unit (GPU) - enhanced computational platform for numerical analysis and performance assessment of a wide range of high-energy laser (HEL) beam projection systems. The wave-optics-based software platform enables high-accuracy predictive performance analysis of different HEL directed energy system functionalities. The proposed ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Aerospace Vehicle Signature Modeling Technologies

    SBC: GoHypersonic Inc.            Topic: MDA15T003

    The proposed work will incorporate the newly released software into the signature analysis workflow. Extensions of the US3D flow solver will include improvements to the decoupled implicit solver to robustly and efficiently handle reacting flow. Trajectory specification, conjugate vehicle heating, and ablation with surface recession will be enabled through use of a Trajectory Ablation & Shape Chang ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Proactive Risk Monitoring Using Predictive Analytics


    In a pilot study effort in 2013, the Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (ODASD (MIBP)) developed a methodology that goes beyond legacy reactive and program-centric frameworks for assessing industrial base risk. This proposed effort leverages the pilot studys work with the fragility and criticality (FaC) assessment to develop a predictive and proactive tool to assist ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Innovative Hardware Technologies for Electromagnetic Attack Rejection in Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Radars

    SBC: Imaging Systems Technology, Inc.            Topic: MDA10T001

    Under this STTR Imaging Systems Technology (IST) will apply novel Plasma-shell technology and expertise with gas plasma systems to shield and protect BMDS Radar. Plasma-shells are tiny hollow gas encapsulating shells. When energy is applied across the shell, the gas inside ionizes into a plasma. Theory of plasma-electromagnetic (EM) field interaction shows that, under appropriate conditions, pl ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Low Defect Density Mercury Cadmium Telluride on Silicon by Bulk Layer Transfer

    SBC: Srico Inc            Topic: MDA11T002

    Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) has been described as one of the most technologically significant semiconductor materials and is the most widely used material for long wave infrared (LWIR) imaging. The current challenge is to produce MCT over large focal plane array size at low cost and high reliability without compromising sensitivity or noise performance. MCT on silicon substrates is highly attr ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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