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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 a Terahertz Typing Toolkit for Interceptor Kill Assessment

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA09034

    A successful intercept of a missile by a kinetic energy kill vehicle initiates a complex sequence of events and associated observable signatures that occur over a very wide range of temporal, spatial, and spectral scales. The signatures contain important information on the lethality of the intercept and on the contents of the warhead (nuclear, biological, or chemical). The program objective is to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Advanced Spectral Signature Models for Rocket Plumes

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA09032

    The design of space-based optical sensors for detection, identification, and tracking of threat missile launches relies heavily on plume signature simulation models. The development of very capable plume signature models traces back ~50 years. However, because of the complexity of the underlying physics and ever-increasing requirements for improved accuracy and speed, higher spatial resolution, a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Ultra Wideband Advanced Antenna Systems for Air Vehicles (1000-198)

    SBC: SI2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC            Topic: N091041

    SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) proposes to design and develop a multifunction conformal antenna system for UHF Flight Termination System (FTS), L-band Global Positioning System (GPS), and S-band Telemetry applications for the SM-3 family of missiles and other platforms. To reduce the depth of protrusion, axial length, and weight of the multifunction antenna while maintaining wide bandwidth and high ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Multi-tiered debris and clutter mitigation for BMD radar signal processors

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA09018

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes a data-driven, multi-tiered, object-based approach to clutter and debris suppression during BMD engagements. Using models and signal processing innovations for clutter and debris developed during the Phase I program, improvements to the current and future generations of missile defense radars and sensors will be demonstrated and tested for effectiveness and ro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. The OCEANS global UV-VIS-IR Ocean Background Model

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA09035

    Atmospheric effects, including the significant impact of ocean radiance, play a major role in remote sensing applications and the design of defense and surveillance systems. Tracking dim targets against a cluttered ocean background which is highly spatially and temporally varying is a particularly stressing scenario. Spectral Sciences, Inc. (SSI) proposes to develop and demonstrate a fast, robus ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. High-Speed Three-Channel Photonic Time Delay Unit

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: MDA08T012

    An innovative, super-miniature, fast-switching array-based photonic time delay device is being developed for the active electronically scanned-array (AESA) MDA and Navy radars. The design is based on the fast electro-optic effect, the super miniature fiber-lens collimation array, and the existing WDM photonic true time delay technologies. In Phase I Agiltron has successfully demonstrated the core ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Unified Interceptor Assignment Algorithms

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: MDA09026

    Detecting, localizing, and intercepting one or more missiles during ascent phase presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. of Woburn, MA, and its subcontractor, Lockheed Martin, propose a foundational, control-theoretic approach to such problems. It is based on the idea of mathematically modeling a multiplatform-multisensor-multitarget system as SING ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. CZT Substrates for Improved MCT Detector Performance

    SBC: CAPESYM, INC            Topic: MDA09022

    The work proposed here seeks to produce CZT substrates with superior qualities aimed at improving the performance of MCT detectors used in infrared detectors. The proposed work promises to overcome one of the major causes of dislocation formation in MCT structures.

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Multi-Sensor Ascent Phase Track Correlation

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA09027

    PSI proposes a development program targeting several significant advances in track correlation algorithms to address ballistic missile defense threats such as medium to large sized raids in the context of the C2BMC. These algorithms manage the cooperation and data fusion between multiple BMDS sensor elements during all phases of flight including the challenging ascent phase, and in highly resourc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. A Novel Method for Fast Rendering of Missile Plume Imagery

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA05044

    Since infrared radiation from missile exhaust plumes is a key observable for many satellite sensors and interceptor seekers, considerable effort has been expended in developing and validating high-fidelity plume signature codes. However, their utility for systems studies of missile fly-outs is limited by extremely long run times for each calculation. Spectral Sciences developed a data-driven algo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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