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BETATRON SOFT KILL DEVICE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
9447
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9447
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Research Associates, Inc.
4300 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite A-220 Albuquerque, NM 87110 0126
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: BETATRON SOFT KILL DEVICE
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,952.00
 

Abstract:

A FEASIBILITY STUDY IS PROPOSED ON A NOVEL CONCEPT FOR DESIGN OF AN ELECTRONIC KILL (SOFT KILL) DEVICE. THE CONCEPT UTILIZES CONVENTIONALMEANS TO DELIVER A HIGH ENERGY RADIATION PRODUCING DEVICE (A "BETATRON") IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THREAT WEAPON SYSTEMS, THEREBY DESTROYING ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS INTEGRATED INTO, OR IN SUPPORT OF, THREAT WEAPON SYSTEMS. AS THE BETATRON COLLAPSES UNDER PRESSURE FROM HIGH EXPLOSIVES CONTAINED IN THE DELIVERY SYSTEM, IT FORWARD SCATTERS HIGH ENERGY GAMMA RADIATION IN A CONE-LIKE GEOMETRY, PRODUCING A HIGH PROBABILITY OF PERMANENT DAMAGE TO ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITHIN THE CONE OF RADIATION. PREVIOUS RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORY UNDER THE CODE NAME "DELPHI", FOR THE OFFICE OF STRATEGIC DEFENSE; AND BETATRON RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY BOTH U.S. AND SOVIET SOURCES SUPPORTS THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS DEVICE.

Principal Investigator:

James H Boschma
2058829394

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Research Assocs Inc
4300 San Mateo Blvd Ne - Ste A Albuquerque, NM 87110

EIN/Tax ID: 850276434
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No