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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. Advanced Multi-Layer Phased-Array Interconnect Technology

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: MDA07036

    The design and development of scalable panel-based phased-array radars requires the high density integration of solid-state components and adequate thermal mitigation within the array lattice constraints. The current integration technologies such as system-on-a-chip (SOC), multi-chip-module-deposition (MCM-D), and system-on-package (SOP), will help miniaturizing sub-modules for various functional ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Coherent Distributed Aperture Enabled Active Electronically Steered Array (CDA-AESA)

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: MDA07T011

    Missile threats faced by our country are constantly increasing in lethality. The weapon used to counter such missiles is the kinetic interceptor. To work effectively, the reentry vehicle (RV) location must be precisely known. Confusing objects within the reentry complex make the key discrimination process very difficult. Coherent distributed aperture (CDA) radar represents an important advance in ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Small Scale Cryogenic Refrigeration Technology: Small-Scale PTR

    SBC: Virtual Aerosurface Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA07T002

    Virtual AeroSurface Technologies, Inc. in collaboration with Georgia Tech and Raytheon Company proposes a Phase II STTR program for the development and testing of meso- and micro-scale Pulse Tube Refrigerator cryocooler systems. The Phase I program performed numerical modeling and CFD simulations of the small-scale effects (e.g., increased surface area to volume ratios with relatively greater fri ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Adaptive Guidance Against Maneuvering Targets for Ballistis Missile Defense


    Existing approaches to guidance and estimation for intercept of maneuvering targets are often dependent on assumed models of maneuvering target behavior. We have shown in Phase I that intercept lethality can be dramatically reduced when an interceptor guidance strategy optimized for a specific maneuvering target type encounters a target whose behavior differs from that of the assumed model. We th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Advanced Infrared (IR) Sensor Components for Missile Defense

    SBC: Johnson Research & Development Co Inc            Topic: MDA06T011

    JRD, Raytheon, and Tuskegee University have successfully completed the Phase I effort for design and development of an advanced solid state cryocooler for infrared sensor components. In addition, it was decided that the lowest-risk path forward for Phase II is the two-stage hybrid pulse tube / Joule-Thomson design. These initial calculations predict that efficiency potential of the solid state c ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Track Correlation


    Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to utilize its unique capabilities in atmospheric effects characterization, atmospheric effects mitigation, and track processing to develop multi-spectral track correlation algorithms to improve boost phase optical-to-radar track correlation for multiple sensor fusion in support of ascent phase intercept of ballistic missiles. PRA proposes to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Low Cost Planar Antennas for Phased Array Radars


    This STTR program, Topic MDA07-T011, aims at developing an array radiator for low-cost X-band planar phased array antenna with over 50% reduction in LCC (life-cycle cost), which currently is prohibitively high. The phased array must be planar, wideband, and compatible with the fabrication process of low-power T/R modules. In Phase-I, Wang Electro-Opto Corporation (WEO), Ohio State University, and ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Software Defined Wideband DREX Receiver

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: MDA09T003

    To realize next generation missile defense radar systems with a significant improvement in performance requires more cost effective system implementations. Software defined radar (SDR) technologies together with field programmable gate array (FPGA) implementations promise reusable and low cost DREX multichannel receivers in smaller form factors. Real time firmware reconfiguration enables radar mod ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Low Cost, High Performance Transmit/Receive Integrated Circuits on a Single Chip

    SBC: Versaq            Topic: MDA09T004

    In the proposed effort we plan to build a fully-operational X-band T/R Integrated Circuit. One of the key-elements to building a fully operational radar is the requisite RF electronics that feed to each antenna element. Historically, radar transmit/receive (T/R) modules have been implemented as complex, multi-chip GaAs MMICs, resulting in very high cost per T/R module, high launch weight, and high ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Miniaturization of Thermoacoustic Expander for 50 mW Recuperative Coolers Run Below 40 K


    The objective of this project is to develop a novel expander that can increase the efficiency of cryocoolers for IR sensors at very low temperatures and in remote cooling and across gimbal applications. Miniature Thermoacoustic Expanders (MTAE) that employ high energy acoustic waves generated with no moving parts at the cold expander to produce efficient cooling over a wide range of temperatures a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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