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SQUID NMR FOR EXPLOSIVES DETECTION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6901
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6901
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Quantum Design Inc.
11568 Sorrento Valley Rd - Ste San Diego, CA 92121
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: SQUID NMR FOR EXPLOSIVES DETECTION
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $299,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE SUCCESS OF PREVIOUS CONVENTIONAL NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE (NMR) AND NUCLEAR QUADRUPOLE RESONANCE (NQR) SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING EXPLOSIVES IN AIRLINE BAGGAGE HAS BEEN LIMITED BY THE NEED TO OPERATE AT LOW FIELDS AND LOW FREQUENCIES WHERE THE SENSITIVITY OF SUCH SYSTEMS IS SEVERELY LIMITED. HOWEVER, RECENT EXPERIMENTS HAVE SHOWN THAT SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES IN NMR DETECTION CIRCUITS CAN ACHIEVE HIGH SENSITIVITY AT LOW FREQUENCIES, AND THIS RESULT SHOULD ALSO BE TRUE FOR NQR SYSTEMS. COUPLED WITH THE DISCOVERY OF SUPERCONDUCTING MATERIALS WHICH CAN OPERATEAT TEMPERATURES READILY AVAILABLE WITH MECHANICAL REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS, THIS WORK OFFERS THE POSSIBILITY OF SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE EXPLOSIVES DETECTION SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Ronald E Sager
Senior Research Physicist

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Quantum Design Inc.
11578 Sorrento Valley Rd #30 San Diego, CA 92121

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