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  1. Low SWaP nuclear magnetic resonance gyroscope

    SBC: MixZon, Inc.            Topic: MDA18005

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) in collaboration with the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) proposes advancement of a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) gyroscope as an inertial sensor for missile and hypervelocity projectile applications.In the NMR gyroscope, the quantum mechanical angular momentum spin in the nuclei of a xenon gas forms the sensing mechanism.Since this atomic vapor has no moving par ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Wide bandgap SiC based field effect transistor for radiation hard microelectronics

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: MDA18007

    The goal of this project is to develop basic semiconductor components (field-effect transistors) that can be deployed in highly radioactive environments, such as nuclear plants, space, radioactive waste storage facilities. Ionizing radiation often has a detrimental influence on the performance of microelectronics components. We propose to develop a prototype microelectronics technology for use in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Structurally-Integrated, Multifunctional Components for Next-Gen Kill Vehicles (1000-445)

    SBC: SI2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC            Topic: MDA18008

    SI2 Technologies, Inc. proposes to improve the volumetric efficiency and reduce the system weight of next-generation kill vehicles (KVs) by developing low profile, lightweight, multifunctional components.Specifically, SI2 will utilize in-house capabilities to design and additively manufacture (AM) a multi-functional structure that includes an S-band datalink antenna integrated within the structura ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Modeling Operator Reasoning and Performance for Human-in-Control Simulation (MORPHIC)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA12T006

    As the United States makes strides in developing, testing, and deploying missile defense technology, the human element remains core to the integrated, layered ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) architecture. Human operators oversee the command and control at the system, component, and element level across a vast array of networked ground-, sea-, and space-based sensors and interceptors to eff ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Conformal Multilayered Passivation for Type-II indium arsenide/gallium antimonide Superlattice Mesas

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: MDA14021

    The unique electronic properties of periodically-arranged indium arsenide/gallium antimonide (InAs/GaSb) mesas in the type-II strained layer superlattices (SLS) make them a superior alternative to the conventional HgCdTe sensors for longwave infrared focal plane array (LWIR FPA) detectors. However, despite the highly promising quantum structures of SLS, its performance is currently limited by high ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Standardized Atmosphere Generator (SAG) for Inline Environment Generation

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA16003

    We intend to dramatically improve the performance of the Standardized Atmosphere Generator (SAG), an environmental background model used to characterize the atmospheric state. SAG combines multiple empirical models, including NRL-MSISE-00, URAP, NRL climatology, AFGL atmospheric profiles, SNOE databases, the International Reference Ionosphere, and photochemical and empirical models developed by S ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Database and Numerical Procedures for Extending the Spectral Range Of Plume Signature Codes

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA16004

    Over many data collection campaigns, a large number of propulsion related signature events have been observed across an extended range of the electromagnetic spectrum. The current suite of plume modeling tools contains the basic framework for flowfield and signature generation, but lacks the underlying physical mechanisms and supporting property databases to properly account for alternate waveband ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Ground-based Characterization of High Altitude Plume-Signature Phenomenology to Advance the Capabilities of SOCRATES-P

    SBC: MixZon, Inc.            Topic: MDA16004

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to utilize a ground-based simulation facility based upon its patented FAST technology to obtain critical data necessary to validate and extend the capabilities of the MDAs high altitude plume code: SOCRATES-P. Far-field plume signatures arise from the hyperthermal interaction of rocket plume effluent with the atmosphere at altitudes greater than 100 km. In P ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Modeling the Effects of RF Attenuation in the Troposphere and Ionosphere (MODERATION)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA16008

    The modeling & simulation (M&S) tools currently used by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to simulate radiofrequency (RF) propagation effects on ballistic missile defense (BMD) radar performance produce medium-to-high fidelity results. However, these tools do not incorporate all relevant RF propagation phenomena, assess propagation effects on radar system performance, or support real-time simulatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Vis/IR Atmospheric Tool (VISIRAT)

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA16009

    MDA Model and Simulation capabilities include Core Truth models capable of simulating all physics governing missile detection, tracking and intercept events. A key component of the simulation tools is an accurate and fast atmospheric radiation model to describe the target signal propagation through the atmosphere to the sensor. Such a model should be designed to readily interface with existing sc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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