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IMPULSIVE COLD CATHODE PHOTOELECTRON ACCELERATOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
6630
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6630
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VISIDYNE, INC.
99 S. Bedford St, Suite 103 Burlington, MA 01803-5145
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: IMPULSIVE COLD CATHODE PHOTOELECTRON ACCELERATOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $64,621.00
 

Abstract:

THIS IS A FEASIBILITY STUDY TO EVALUATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TECHNIQUE FOR RAPID DEPOSITION OF ENERGY IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE AT LEVELS COMPARABLE WITH MEGATON DETONATIONS AT 200 KILOMETERS TO PROVIDE BASELINE DATA FOR PREDICTING INFRARED EMISSIONS FROM HIGH ALTITUDE NUCLEAR DETONATIONS. PREVIOUS MEASUREMENTS UTILIZED PULSES OF ELECTRONS LASTING SEVERAL SECONDS. IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE HIGHER ENERGY DEPOSITION PER UNIT VOLUME AND HIGHER IONIZATION LEVELS OVER A RANGE OF MEASUREMENT ALTITUDES AND TO MORE CLOSELY APPROXIMATE THE NUCLEAR CASE, PULSES WHICH ARE MUCH SHORTER IN TIME AND HIGHER IN POWER ARE NEEDED. UNDER THE PROPOSED PROJECT, THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF AN IMPULSIVE DEPOSITION TECHNIQUE USING BEAMS OF ELECTRONS EMITTED FROM FLASHLAMP-DRIVEN PHOTOCATHODES WILL BE ANALYZED AND DEMONSTRATED IN THE LABORATORY. A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF A SOUNDING ROCKET PAYLOAD WILL BE PREPARED. PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES INDICATE THAT THE SIZE AND WEIGHT OF THE IMPULSIVE DEPOSITION PAYLOAD ARE COMPARABLE TO THE EXCEDE III PAYLOAD.

Principal Investigator:

William p reidy
6172732820

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Visidyne Inc
10 Corporate Pl - So Bedford S Burlington, MA 01803

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