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Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose to develop a space based radiation hardened GPS transmit antenna capable of forming spot beams to enhance the GPS signal on the ground by greater than 5 dB. It is expected that our transverse compound hybrid antenna will provide as much as 30 dB… more

An additive manufacturing technology for the fabrication and characterization of nuclear reactor fuel

Company: Free Form Fibers Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … for current fuels. The proposed project is made possible by the confluence of advances in additive micro-fabrication that would not only transform TRISO fuel fabrication from batch to continuous manufacturing, but would also embed them in high temperature and radiation… more

Development of light-weight, low-cost and high specific power organic solar modules with high radiation hardness

Company: Solarmer Energy Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Solar arrays play a key role in the operation of spacecrafts and unmanned aerial vehicles. Traditionally, inorganic semiconductor based solar arrays have been used for space applications because of their highest efficiencies. However, these solar arrays have several major limitations like… more

SpectroCCD X-ray Camera for energy dispersive spectrometers

Company: Sydor Instruments, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Worldwide there are a number of synchrotron beamlines dedicated to resonant soft x-ray inelastic scattering. There are also new beamlines currently being designed to take advantage of improved third generation synchrotron radiation sources and this powerful experimental… more

HERMES-Based X-Ray Strip Detector

Company: Sydor Instruments, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The effectiveness of synchrotron radiation science is being hindered by the limited availability of advanced detectors. This is due to the limited deployment of existing detectors as well as limited development effort to provide new advanced capabilities. As synchrotron… more

Diamond membrane-based X-ray optics: Fresnel zone plates, beam stops, and grids

Company: Advanced Diamond TechNologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … and efficiency. The benefits of using diamond are: improved mechanical robustness which among other advantages prevents collapse of high-aspect-ratio ring structures, a known high-aspect-ratio etch method, and excellent compatibility with other processes, excellent radiation… more

Size-Resolved Chemistry of Newly-Formed Atmospheric Particles

Company: Aerosol Dynamics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Atmospheric nucleation processes produce large numbers of particles. Once formed, these particles grow rapidly and may alter the formation and lifetime of clouds, and thereby influence the earths radiation balance. Rapid growth of newly formed particles has been observed in… more

Advanced Radiation Hardened Data Converter For Navy Strategic Applications

Company: AET, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this program, AET will perform research and development with the objective of developing an advanced radiation hardened data converter architecture for application in US Navy strategic programs. This advanced radiation hardened data converter will have… more

Smartphone Enabled Spectroscopic Gamma-Neutron Radiation Sensor

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: RMD is proposing the development of Smart-Phone Enabled Radionuclide Identifier (SERI), a new detection instrument designed to take full advantage of smartphone / tablet technology. The hardware platform will include a new advanced scintillator that will provide both high gamma-ray efficiency and… more

Hard X-ray Area Detector Using Direct Converter Layer

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Synchrotron radiation is a powerful tool for measuring structural properties of materials. Important applications of higher energy synchrotron X-rays include measurement of strain and material evolution during processing, studies of composite materials and studies of layered… more

Fast-Timing Large-Area Detector for Neutron Scattering

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The two reflectometers at SNS serve rapidly growing communities in the fields of nanoscience, membrane bioscience, surfactant chemistry. Unique capabilities of these instruments include ultrahigh neutron intensity for in-plane diffraction and off-specular/grazing- incidence small-angle scattering… more

Neutron-Gamma Scintillation Detector for Emergency Response

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current radiation detectors are typically capable of detecting only one type of radiation. Therefore, the current detection systems require a number of individual detectors to be used for each type of radiation. The development of the proposed nuclear… more

Supperlattice Doped APDs for Improved UV Sensitivity in Scintillator Calorimetry

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: One of the proposed next generation Intensity Frontier experiments is Mu2e. Mu2e will directly probe the Intensity Frontier as well as aid research on the Energy and Cosmic frontiers with precision measurements required to characterize the properties and interactions of new particles discovered at… more

Solid-State Neutron Detectors with Integrated Electronics for Nuclear Physics

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: At present, detectors of fast neutrons use liquid scintillators liquid scintillators can be dangerous to handle due to their low flash points and bulkiness, and the readout of the liquid scintillator by large PMTs limits the available position resolution and ability to operate in high magnetic… more

Composite Neutron-Gamma Detector

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current radiation detectors are typically capable of detecting only one type of radiation. Therefore, the detection systems require a number of individual detectors to be used for each type of radiation. Also the performance to cost ratio of the currently… more

High Efficiency and Bright Neutron Converter Screens

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The DOE is planning to restart work at one or both of the research reactors at Idaho National Laboratory (Transient Reactor Test Facility) and Sandia National Laboratories (Annular Core Research Reactor). Neutron radiography plays a large role in the work done at these facilities and there is a… more

High Resolution Digital Imaging Platform for NDE Transient Testing

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … of multidirectional cracks within the fuel pellets and identify density and/or burnup variations through the fuel rods. A large area digital detector that can simultaneously provide high spatial resolution and rapid response, and can operate in a harsh radiation… more

Robust Kr-85 Detectors for New Waste Cask Design

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … is desired to passively determine the structural integrity of spent fuel assemblies by monitoring conditions inside the casks including temperatures, pressures, corrosion products and radioactive decay elements. RMD will investigate diamond detectors for monitoring radiation… more

Theory-Based High-QE Photocathode Development

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: While substantial advancements have been made in realizing tube based large area detectors such as the Large Area Picosecond Photo-Detector (LAPPD), there is widespread agreement in the cathode community that a higher QE bialkali cathode is possible, and that the present understanding is… more

Pulse Power and Energy Sources for High Power Microwave and High Power Laser

Company: ASR Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … FEG will be fired in order to accomplish the desired pulse repetition rates (PRR) in excess of 100 Hz. When the oscillator is fully charged, an internal switch closes and the oscillator will begin to oscillate with the chosen antenna load to generate a wideband radiated… more

Retrieving Cloud Ice Water, Cloud Liquid Water, and other Cloud Parameters from GPS Radio Occultation and Satellite Microwave Imager/Sounder in Heavy

Company: Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Cloud ice water content and cloud liquid water content strongly affect radiative transfer of solar energy to the atmosphere, and hence need to be taken into account in any modeling of the weather and climate. This proposal advances the poorly-known area of sensitivity… more

Lights Out Data Centers with AutoPHY Automated Network Management Service

Company: Telescent Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … resilient network infrastructure. The broader impact of this project includes the advancement of standards-based network infrastructure and open source Software-Defined Networking (SDN) networking technologies, and more specifically the development of hardened … more

Low-Cost Radiation Detection Using a Smart Phone

Company: CapeSym, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Accurate high-performance, low-cost handheld devices are needed by law enforcement and first responders for the detection, identification, classification and reporting of radioactive materials. The goal of this program is to produce a compact, low-power radiation identifier that… more

Modeling of interior nozzle flows for transient effects, realistic high performance nozzle physics and coupling to Large Eddy Simulation modeling of t

Company: Cascade TechNologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of the present proposal is to develop and apply accurate, robust and cost-effective methodologies for the prediction of the interior nozzle flow, seamlessly coupled with high-fidelity large eddy simulation (LES) for the prediction of the jet plume and radiated… more

A General Solver Framework for Radiative Heat Transfer Models in Combustion Systems

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Modern combustion systems such as liquid rocket engines and gas turbines are characterized by high operating pressures and temperatures due to increased power-density. Thermal radiation has significant impact on both heat fluxes at the wall and on physical phenomena controlling… more