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Heterodyne Interferometer for Triggering Gas Puff PRSs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
63557
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
T031-0019
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HY-Tech Research Corp.
104 Centre Court Radford, VA 24141 5123
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Heterodyne Interferometer for Triggering Gas Puff PRSs
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: HDTRA1-06-C-0045
Award Amount: $749,940.00
 

Abstract:

Large x-ray generators using Ar gas filled loads are an important element in the DTRA simulator program to provide users with a relevant fluence of x-rays for evaluating the radiation hardness of components used in military systems. With ostensibly identical initial conditions and generator parameters, 33% variations in the average yield have been observed. The one unmeasured parameter is the actual mass loading at the time of current initiation. In order to address this issue, a fiber optic based, heterodyne interferometer system has been designed and tested which is capable of directly measuring the mass loading on time scales of interest. Based upon this measurement capability, a complete system will be built to generate a mass loading based trigger signal to ensure that all shots will have the same mass loading.

Principal Investigator:

Robert C. Hazelton
Senior Research Scientist
5406394019
bhazelton@hytechresearch.com

Business Contact:

Edward J. Yadlowsky
President
5406394019
eyadlowsky@hytechresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HY-TECH RESEARCH CORP.
104 Centre Ct. Radford, VA 24141

EIN/Tax ID: 541218959
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No