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SBC: Physical Sciences Inc. Topic: MDA14T004
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a portable, non-invasive, real-time sensor to assess the chemical and physical health of solid rocket motors as a function of age without affecting the motors integrity nor having direct contact with the propellant. In Phase II, a sensor to monitor specific gas species that are markers of the chemical and mechanical aging pr ...STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
Enhancement of Ballistic Missile Defense System Level Simulation Operations Through Multi-core ProcessingSBC: ISSAC Corp Topic: MDA13T003
The ISSAC Team propose a novel method to encapsulate legacy models and simulations that allows these components to take advantage of modern, multi-core, multi-processor hardware suites. Encapsulating these legacy codes provides 3 primary advantages to deal with complex systems and systems of systems (Air Force, Navy, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ...STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
SBC: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION Topic: MDA14T002
Thermally induced fatigue and residual stress introduced during fabrication are sources of failure in microelectronics, which raises reliability concerns for MDA and its system integrators. CFDRC has teamed with experts in the reliability of microelectronics packaging to develop a physics based modeling and testing protocol to correlate material properties and thermal loading conditions to stress ...STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
SBC: Torch Technologies, Inc. Topic: MDA15T002
Control Theory tools and processes for analyzing the interactions of complex System of Systems (SoS) are lacking, specifically when sub-systems are independently designed and/or higher levels of SoS controls are applied. Integrating these sub-systems into the SoS, can result in dynamic interactions between these sub-systems and the SoS controls resulting in unexpectedly large deviations between ex ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Topic: MDA15T002
There is an urgent need to develop and demonstrate innovative control, design and analysis techniques to characterize the stability and performance of a system of systems (SoS) as a function of sub-system dynamics, network structure and control/decision processes. This is particularly true in the missile defense scenario, which involves a coordinated defense against threats. However, there is no e ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
SBC: GTD Unlimited LLC Topic: MDA15T002
In this research effort, GTD Unlimited will design tools for efficiently specifying, representing, and analyzing the interactions between control systems in System of Systems (SoS). Our approach will be to model the problem as an uncertain system and analyze the resulting models using control methods. Control methods can be related back to the standard Nyquist criterion for stability, ensuring t ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
SBC: DFR SOLUTIONS, LLC Topic: MDA15T005
DfR Solutions and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have formed a team of experts in solder joint reliability and gold embrittlement to perform a series of experiments that will provide the data necessary to create mechanistic reliability models. Critical to any application of these models and of interpreting experimental results is the ability to determine solder joint gold contaminatio ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Topic: MDA15T005
Gold contamination in Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) solder joints leads to brittle intermetallic compounds (IMCs), which is one of the major factors in solder joint failure. The conventional rule of thumb considers 3 wt% of gold (Au) as a safety threshold, which is not always reliable due to varieties of package platforms, solder types, reflux settings, operational and environmental conditions, etc. ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
Gold-Contaminated Solder-Joint Characterization for Quantifying Risk Associated with Gold EmbrittlementSBC: Enig Associates, Inc. Topic: MDA15T005
Circuit card assembly (CCA) reliability is dependent on solder joints, which join components to printed circuit boards (PCBs). Board users strive to mitigate risks associated with gold-embrittled solder joints. Enig Associates, Inc. (ENIG), in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories, proposes to develop a risk-forecasting tool for quantifying the risks associated with gold-embrittled sold ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
SBC: BOSTON FUSION CORP Topic: MDA15T001
Combining information from disparate sensors can lead to better situational awareness and improved inference performance; unfortunately, traditional multi-sensor fusion cannot capture complex dependencies among different objects in a scene, nor can it exploit context to further boost performance. Integrating context information within a fusion architecture to reason cohesively about scenes of inte ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency