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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Efficient Adaptive Beamforming for Missile Defense Radars

    SBC: Applied Radar, Inc.            Topic: MDA06033

    The detection and classification of reentry vehicles in the presence of jammers and clutter is a very important missile defense radar problem. High resolution, wideband adaptive beamforming (ADBF) is an important solution component in which both the transmit and receive beamforming weight vectors are dynamically updated to optimize performance in a time varying jammer and clutter environment. An i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Development of Digital Receiver/Exciters for Missile Defense Radars

    SBC: Applied Radar, Inc.            Topic: MDA06032

    This proposal will address the development of digital receivers and exciters capable of supporting > 1 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth (IBW). The technology will be used in large scalable BMD radar arrays employing a digital waveform generator and digital receiver at the analog input/output of each subarray panel. The receivers/exciters include the necessary up/downconversion and local oscillator c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Wideband Digital Beamforming for SPEAR

    SBC: Applied Radar, Inc.            Topic: MDA05034

    In the proposed Phase II effort, Applied Radar, Inc. will develop a wideband scaleable digital beamforming (DBF) processor capable of supporting > 1 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth (IBW). The new patented hardware architecture paradigm developed in Phase I is scaleable in the number of input channels, the number of output beams, and bandwidth. Hence, it is directly applicable to large BMD radars su ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Coherent Distributed Aperture Enabled Active Electronically Steered Array (CDA-AESA)

    SBC: Applied Radar, Inc.            Topic: MDA07T011

    Our missile defense capability crucially depends on radar performance to detect, track and discriminate hostile targets. New radar designs being developed offer enhanced capability. However, a significant impediment to the deployment of these new radars is the high cost of active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs) and in particular the antennas upon which they are based. Together with our inter ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. High-Temperature, Lightweight, Rad-Hard Silicon Carbide (SiC) DC/DC Converters for Missile Defense Satellite Power Management and Distribution Systems

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: MDA06017

    Power electronic converters are essential in every MDA vehicle, with use in critical systems ranging from electric power management applications, to power distribution, to on-board servo motor/actuator drivers. Advancing state-of-the-art power electronics technologies through the use of SiC semiconductors will produce significant savings across the board in almost all areas of MDA power management ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Miniaturization of Thermoacoustic Expander for 50 mW Recuperative Coolers Run Below 40 K

    SBC: CRYOWAVE ADVANCED TECHNOLGIES INC            Topic: MDA06023

    The objective of this program is to demonstrate and miniaturize a new type of cryogenic expander, thermoacoustic expander (TAE), for space cryocoolers which provide the cooling power less than 50 mW and operate in the low temperature range between 40K and 10K for cooling SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR surveillance and interceptor systems. TAEs employ high energy acoustic waves generated with absolutely no m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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