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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. Large Format Space Focal Plane Array Technologies

    SBC: PHOTRONIX            Topic: MDA10031

    Under a recently completed Air Force SBIR Phase II program, we demonstrated the initial feasibility of a back-illuminated p-on-n LWIR HgCdTe junction photodiode formed by diffusion of arsenic from a vapor source. This initial successful demonstration used a mesa format. Our proposed Phase I program will continue the development of the basic arsenic-vapor-diffused lateral-collection micro-junct ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Innovative Low-Cost Nanostructured Anodes for High-Capacity Li-Ion Space Batteries (1001-606)

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA10034

    Triton Systems, Inc. proposes an innovative nanostructured anode material for use in advanced high-energy-capacity space-rated lithium-ion batteries. The new anode material has the possibility of increasing the capacity of lithium-ion batteries by a factor of 10. The deposition processes used to manufacture the anode are non-vacuum-based and large area, lowering the cost in production of the ano ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Low-Cost Integrated Valve/Injectors for Bipropellant Thrusters

    SBC: BLAINE WRIGHT, INC.            Topic: MDA05067

    The most significant hardware costs on a missile interceptor propulsion system are associated with the thrusters, for which there are typically four divert thrusters and four, six, or eight attitude control thrusters per interceptor. The largest contributor to the thruster cost is the integrated valve/injector. Integration of the valve and injector into a single body provides the benefits of low d ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Innovative Plume Signature Methodology for Low Thrust Propulsion Systems

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA05045

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop validated plume codes for the hydrazine monopropellant thruster; the propulsion system that is being utilized for the Divert Attitude Control system in the kill-vehicles in several MDA sponsored defense systems. In Phase I, PSI demonstrated an approach to developing validated codes for the far-field plumes generated by the interaction of plume speci ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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