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A FIRST PRINCIPLE APPROACH TO MULTIPLE HIGH-ALTITUDE NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
6141
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6141
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MISSION RESEARCH CORP.
735 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: A FIRST PRINCIPLE APPROACH TO MULTIPLE HIGH-ALTITUDE NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,989.00
 

Abstract:

ENVIRONMENTAL DISTURBANCES PRODUCED BY HIGH-ALTITUDE NUCLEAR DETONATIONS ARE WIDESPREAD AND PERSISTENT. DATA FROM ATMOSPHERIC TESTS (LATE 50'S, EARLY 60'S) PLUS EXTENSIVE RESEARCH EFFORTS ARE THE BASIC FOR UNDERSTANDING THE NUCLEAR ENVIRONMENT AND RESULTANT SYSTEMS EFFECTS. HOWEVER, ALL NUCLEAR TESTS AND MOST SUBSEQUENT BASIC RESEARCH HAVE INVOLVED ONLY SINGLE EXPLOSIONS. BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE ISSUES CONSIDERED BY THE STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE ORGANIZATION (SDIO) INCLUDE DISTRIBED ENVIRONMENTS PRODUCED BY NUMEROUS HIGH-ALTITUDE NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS. MULTIPLE EXPLOSIONS MAY BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF MISSILE DEFENSE, RESULT FROM A SALVAGE-FUSED WEAPONS, OR BE AN OFFENSIVE TACTIC TO SUPPRESS SENSORS, DEFENSIVE WEAPONS, OR COMMUNICATIONS. PRESENT CAPABILILTIES TO SIMULATE HIGHALTITUDE NUCLEAR DETONATIONS ON A PHYSICS-BASED "FIRST-PRINCIPLES" LEVEL ARE LIMITED TO SINGLE EXPLOSIONS AND TO A LIMITED CLASS OF MULTIPLE DETONATIONS. IT IS WELL KNOWN THAT NON-LINEAR INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MULTIPLE EXPLOSIONS PRECLUDE ARBITRARY SUPERPOSITION OF SINGLE-BURST PHENOMENA, BUT THERE IS NO COMPREHENSIVE FIRSTPRINCIPLES CAPABILITY TO CALCULATE THESE COMPLEX EFFECTS. THIS PROPOSAL SEEKS TO INITIATE AN EFFORT TO CORRECT THIS DEFICIENCY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr willard w white
8059638761

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Mission Research Corp
Po Drawer 719 - 735 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93102

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