Advanced Multi-Mode Seeker Technologies

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA02-048
Budget: 12/16/02 - 06/16/03
PI: Mr. Robert L. Bogusch

The goal of this program is to develop an advanced in-flight interceptor communications system (IFICS) to support advanced seekers. Effective utilization of advanced multi-mode sensor technology to provide enhanced detection, discrimination, and guidance capabilities may involve increased information transfer between kill vehicles and ground se...


Implementation of EDA Tools & Circuit Design Techniques to Mitigate Radiation Effects on BIST Circuitry

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N02-205
Budget: 12/13/02 - 06/12/03
PI: Mr. Jeff Dame

Increased electronic system performance requirements and improved semiconductor manufacturing techniques have driven component suppliers to continually increase the number of operating functions and in many cases, integrate multiple devices, into single semiconductor packages. As device complexity increases, production level testing becomes mor...


Sensor Technology for Anti-Submarine Warfare

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N02-198
Budget: 12/04/02 - 06/04/03
PI: Dr. Jerry Butman

A new underwater acoustic sensor is described based on laser remote sensing. Such a sensor has several advantages over conventional hydrophones, including insensitivity to flow noise and the capability of forming a virtual array in three dimensions. The laser waveform and novel signal processing algorithm make it possible to suppress noise sou...


Small Business Safety Officer

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Budget: 09/30/02 - 09/29/03
PI: Mark E Fraser

DESCRIPTION: The vision of Small Business Safety Officer is to provide a Web-based cost-savings portal for small businesses to integrate worker safety and health compliance, pollution prevention, and cheaper and safer process alternatives into their business process. The architecture of the Phase I prototype is similar to commercial tax preparat...


A Very Deep Submicron Cell Library and Design System for Radiation Hardened ASICs

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Topic: T011-060
Budget: 09/26/02 - 09/25/04
PI: Mr. John R. Bailey

The proposed project will design, demonstrate, and market a very deep submicron cell library and design system for radiation hardened ASICs and standard products. Specifically, we will develop a scaleable 0.18 ìm, hardened by design (HBD) cell library to support the radiation hardening of ASICs fabricated in commercial silicon foundries, but ex...


Hardened by Design (HBD) Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) Technology

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Topic: DTRA02-009
Budget: 08/26/02 - 02/25/03
PI: Mr. Jeffrey D. Black

Electronics technology for space systems is at a critical juncture, especially for strategic systems. Maintenance and improvement of the two dedicated radiation hardened foundries will cost a lot of money and may still fall short of commercial foundry performance. Hardened by design techniques have been applied to digital electronics produced ...


Exploitation of Omnidirectional Reflectivity

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Michigan State University

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF02T015
Budget: 08/20/02 - 08/20/03
PI: Dr. Tri P. M. Van

Omnidirectional reflectors, with nearly perfect reflectivity, have been demonstrated both in academic laboratories and in industrial applications. These designs are similar to multilayer radome designs in that either wide bandwidth or wide angle coverage is obtained by utilizing many layers of dielectric with differing dielectric constants. In...


RF Polymers for Integrated Sensors

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB012-005
Budget: 07/17/02 - 10/29/04
PI: Dr. Jeffery A. Berrie

Polymer composites have had an important role in radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter-wave (mm-wave) engineering. These materials offer good mechanical and electrical properties. However, the excellent properties of conventional polymer composites are not ideal for use at RF frequencies. Recent innovations in polymer composite engi...


Radiation Hardened Small Scale Integrated Circuits for Nuclear Surety

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO02-008
Budget: 07/11/02 - 11/11/02
PI: Mr. Marcos CdeBaca

The proposed project will design, simulate, and perform layout on a series of small scale integrated circuits to be used as replacements for 5400 series devices used in many military and space systems. The 5400 series microcircuits were originally developed as bipolar TTL (transistor-transistor logic) devices and then redesigned into new bipola...


Radar Mode Design for Optimal Detection, Tracking, and Identification of Time Critical Targets

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF02-209
Budget: 06/19/02 - 03/19/03
PI: Dr. Byron M. Welsh

The Air Force and DARPA have devoted an enormous effort to the data acquisition, signal processing, and signature exploitation of stationary and moving ground targets as seen from airborne radar sensors. This previous work has, for the most part, concentrated on conventional radar modes and well established target signature features. However, ...

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