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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. Experimental Demonstration of an Improved Cryocooler Configuration to Lower the Gimbaled Mass and Volume for Infrared Sensors

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: MDA07004

    The objective of this effort is to reduce the weight of the cryocooler system, improve the efficiency of the cryocooler system, provide multiple cryocooler temperatures, and improve the configuration of the gimbaled flexible joint. At first glance, this set of claims seems incredibly ambitious; however, as disclosed in this proposal, these achievements can be obtained by implementing an improved ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Actively Stabilized MEMS IMU for Autonomous Guidance and Navigation

    SBC: Milli Sensor Systems and Actuators, Inc.            Topic: MDA07010

    Without the means for stabilizing the scale factor and bias of MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers, they cannot become precise and accurate instruments. With stabilization, however, autonomous navigation is possible and GPS reliability can be improved. We propose to introduce active stabilization methods and test devices and carry out the proof-of-concept tests during Phase I. We will make use of e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Smaller RF-Photonic Circuits and Interconnections for Radar Applications

    SBC: Photonic Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA07038

    A novel broad bandwidth modulator is proposed that has the potential for reducing link size by a factor of 75 and link dc power by a factor of 50. The novel modulator will also permit more environmentally robust packaging than has been possible with conventional electro-optic modulators. Finally the novel modulator is projected to permit even lower noise figure links – 3 dB – without any elec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Furazan Ingredient as a Solution for Slow Cook-Off Insensitive Munitions Tests

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA07047

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and its team member Aerojet, propose to mitigate slow cook-off violence by adding a thermally-decomposing trigger to a propellant formulation to provide a benign ignition mechanism for large diameter SRMs. Physical Sciences and Aerojet have identified a potential furazan replacement for ammonium nitrate (AN) which eliminates the significant problems of AN such as hygro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Novel Fragment Aerodynamic Models over Entire Velocity and Altitude Range

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA07016

    A novel method is proposed to model the aerodynamic lift and drag coefficients for complex fragment shapes resulting from the impact of Missile Defense Agency (MDA) interceptors with target vehicles. The force coefficients are needed for the entire spectrum of flight velocities and impact altitudes ranging from low-earth orbit to near-ground. Our Phase I approach considers a high altitude model ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Multi-Functional High Performance IM-Compliant Composite Case for Solid Rocket Motors

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA07047

    It is proposed to develop a multifunctional IM compliant, filament wound composite case for slow cookoff, bullet and fragment impact. In phase I, the proposed investigation will focus upon developing our composite case, conducting slow cookoff tests, and to filament wind one case design to a subscale analog MDA rocket motor. We propose to establish a fabrication technique that will be applicable a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Genetic Algorithm Allocation and Assignment Tool for Missile Defense Battle Management

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: MDA07045

    An increasing number of countries are acquiring nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons together with missile systems that enable them to deliver these weapons beyond their borders. Short response times require effective, efficient planning tools for resource and weapons allocation, assignment, and placement so that these tasks can be executed effectively in a highly stressed environment with ma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Stochastic Modeling And Optimal Game-Theoretic Strategies For Ballistic Missile Defense

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: MDA07031

    The sensor and weapon resource management problem for Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) considering adversary's choice of launch times, aimpoint locations, and countermeasures is a challenging game theory problem. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. of Woburn, MA and its subcontractor, Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems (LMTS) propose a novel general stochastic game-theoretic approach to the BMD pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. UV-IR Robust, Accurate Earthshine and Skyshine (RAES) Model

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA07017

    Target detection, classification and tracking by missile defense sensor systems from post boost phase through mid-course to reentry is affected not only by background contrast but also by the irradiance contributing to the target signature by extended sources including direct and reflected sunshine, earthshine, airglow, moonshine and other celestial sources. The total irradiance on the target from ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Forecasts for Adaptive Sensor Tasking in the Infrared (FASTIR)

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA07033

    Satellite ground imagery from space-based infrared (IR) sensors can be invaluable when monitoring areas of military significance during periods of rapid activity of several hours to days. IR ground imagery is strongly influenced by weather conditions such as cloud cover and water content that can adversely impact surveillance. Predictions of IR image availability and quality during adverse weather ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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