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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 Designs for Reliable Electro-Explosive Ordnance Devices

    SBC: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES CORPORATION            Topic: MDA12031

    Missiles, use electro-explosive devices (EEDs) to perform mulitple functions during operation. This effort seeks ways to improve on the EED"s reliability and lower the failure or inadvertent activation rate of these devices. During Phase I, SEA CORP investigated replacing EEDs with commercial off the shelf (COTS) automotive airbag inflators to perform the required pneumatic functions of variou ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Uncertainty Quantification Using an Ant Swarm Model

    SBC: PRIME SOLUTIONS GROUP, INCORPORATED            Topic: MDA12T007

    STTR Phase I Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) technical feasibility demonstration using advanced mathematical techniques and Biologically Inspired Computing Architecture (BICA) concepts is proposed for Phase II prototype development. UQ in complex System of Systems (SoS) M & S environments is emphasized in Phase II. Graph theory based M & S techniques are explored that enhance and facilitate topi ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Enhancement of Ballistic Missile Defense System Level Simulation Operations Through Multi-core Processing

    SBC: Rtsync Corp.            Topic: MDA13T003

    This proposal examines innovative approaches and technologies that can be used to evaluate legacy models and simulations, determine the feasibility of porting them to multi-core simulation environments, and enable the legacy model capabilities to efficiently execute in such multi-core environments. We will employ Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS) Simulator architectures to support highly ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. IM Green Propulsion Development

    SBC: OGDEN ENGINEERING & ASSOCIATES, LLC            Topic: MDA13032

    Liquid fuel based Divert Attitude and Control Systems (DACS) or LDACS propulsion offers superior performance for future flight systems compared to solids (SDACS) or compressed gas systems. The need for improved system performance while meeting strict safety and insensitive munitions (IM) standards represents a unique opportunity for Ogden Engineering & Associates, LLC to showcase the team"s novel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Space Cryocooler Expander Producibility Initiative

    SBC: MODERN INDUSTRIES, INC.            Topic: MDA03062

    With industry-wide improvements in lifetime and reliability of Cryocoolers, closed-cycle mechanical cryocoolers have become the accepted baseline technology for most of these cryogenically-cooled sensors; in particular, the IR sensor community has found that the majority of cryocooling needs are best met with reciprocating cryocoolers that operate on a modified Stirling refrigeration cycle. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. High-Strength Carbide-Based Fibrous Monolith Materials for Solid Rocket Nozzles

    SBC: Sensintel Inc.            Topic: MDA04T024

    On this Phase I STTR program, Advanced Ceramics Research Inc. (ACR) will team with the University of Missouri ¡V Rolla (UMR) to develop high strength, thermal shock resistant tantalum carbide (TaC) or hafnium carbide (HfC)-based Fibrous Monolith composite materials for use in ultra-high temperature (>6000,aF) solid rocket motor environments. These materials will exhibit the high toughness of fib ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. A Predictive Diagnostic System with Self-Learning for Space Mechanisms

    SBC: SPACEWORKS, INC.            Topic: MDA04T022

    SpaceWorks and the Georgia Institute of Technology propose an integrated predictive diagnostic system for evaluating the condition of spacecraft moving parts. Specific mechanisms to be addressed include reaction and momentum wheels, gimbals, flywheels and cryocoolers. To accurately estimate the remaining life of components, an intelligent diagnostic and prognostic monitoring and computational st ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. A Process That Rapidly Produces Be/Be Alloys in Net Shape at Low Cost Without Exposure of the Workforce

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: MDA04T011

    Beryllium and beryllium alloys are strategic to many defense/aerospace applications, but whose use is limited due to current and anticipated more stringent health and safety concerns which result in long lead times for fabrication and very high cost. An innovative approach that reduces fabrication time to a matter of hours to a few days results in low cost and produces net shapes without exposure ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Small low-cost energetic components for the Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV)

    SBC: Sensintel Inc.            Topic: MDA04009

    In this phase I SBIR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) proposes the development of an innovative manufacturing technique for combination of energetic materials that can be manufactured into lightweight, fine-featured structural components for the DACS systems to enhance the lethality of a miniature kill vehicle. The proposed technique will leverage ACR's experience with gel-casting s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Lightweight, High Thermal Conductivity Materials for Thermal Management Applications

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: MDA04005

    The objective of this proposal is to develop a lightweight, high thermal conductivity material with a tailorable coefficient of thermal expansion for laser technology components leading to higher power lasers. In high performance electronics, packaging is the limiting factor in electrical circuit efficiency. Specifically, thermal management, along with reliability and the trend toward miniaturiz ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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