Abstract:In the USA there are 15 synchrotron and free-electron-laser facilities, funded primarily by the Department of Energy (DOE); and 52 similar facilities in other countries. Synchrotrons and free-electron lasers are extremely bright sources of x-ray and vacuum-ultraviolet… more
Abstract:Matrix will develop algorithms for airborne passive Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) relevant to commercial transmitters of opportunity in an urban area. These algorithms will include new image-formations techniques tailored the airborne passive SAR scenario specified by the… more
Abstract:… diagnostic for measuring the time arrival between optical and x-ray ultrafast pulses. This technology is critical for the development, control, and utility of x-ray free electron lasers. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Low cost, efficient, coherent x-ray sources… more
Abstract:The objective of this project is to develop high-fidelity, computationally efficient, physics based models for electro-optical imaging systems that operate from an above-water platform and are used to detect underwater objects. The goal is to accurately simulate the output of… more
Abstract:Many of the currently available options for food safety testing are expensive, slow, or limited in the range of threats that can be detected. Sending samples back to testing facilities in the United States is too slow and cumbersome to effectively respond to immediate food safety issues. SPR… more
Abstract:… and offer synchronization between the flash units via both wired and wireless pathways. COTS white LEDs are tightly binned for spectral output in a wide variety of color temperatures, including 3800K, and monochromatic versions are available for special imaging… more
Abstract:… satisfying the Air Force"s need for core-shell nanoparticle based energetic materials, the core-shell nanoparticles also have several applications in biomedical, optics, and electronics. Core-shell nanoparticles can be used for in-vitro and deep tissue imaging, as… more
Abstract:…. The most common source of such x-rays is an electron accelerator. Existing pulsed copper accelerators can deliver high energy electrons (3-10 MeV), but have low duty cycle beams and correspondingly low average current. These low current beams limit the quality of x-ray … more
Abstract:Three different modalities of radiation sterilization currently exist: gamma-ray sterilization, electron beam sterilization, and x-ray sterilization. One of the most common ways to sterilize goods is with gamma producing radioactive sources, most commonly Co-60 and … more
Abstract:… photon flux density, over 1017 photons/cm2 per second for 40 MeV, 2.5 mA electron beam. In addition to the scientific uses for nuclear physics, this liquid metal converter would enable new commercial applications such as production of medical radioisotopes and bulk x-ray… more
Abstract:… codes can be used to perform most of this iteration in the design phase. These commercial superconducting accelerators operating at high current can then be designed effectively for many important applications, including novel radioisotope production methods, x-ray… more
Abstract:The technological systems on which today's war-fighters depend, reflecting today's society, are vulnerable to the effects of sudden high-energy events from our Sun. Because the propagation speed for sudden increases in X-rays from a solar flare is the speed of light,… more
Abstract:… robust hardware and algorithms for low light, passive terrain sensing. The SOAR system will provide the Navy, other DoD agencies, and even consumers with a solution for real-time obstacle avoidance for large and small airborne platforms. During Phase-I, we will collect … more
Abstract:… binary or PWM grayscale mode. One projector DMD is used for each spectral channel, and one source conditioning DMD is used for the VIS and SWIR channels and the other for the MWIR channel. Dichroics are used to produce a spatially registered total projected image which… more
Abstract:There is an urgent need for an instrument that can quickly measure the concentration of Plutonium and other Actinides mixed with Uranium in liquids containing dissolved spent fuel rods for process control applications. Parallax Research, Inc. proposes to develop an x-ray… more
Abstract:…. Phase III will incorporate industry requirements into the design and proceed to full-scale commercial implementation. The proposer, Photon X, Inc. of Huntsville, AL, asserts that a key component of an AOI sensing solution is likely to be a spatial phase imaging (SPI)… more
Abstract:… performance. In addition, the same techniques used to produce these deposits on Inconel substrates can be used for other applications including aerospace, defense, propulsion, power generation, electrical contact and switch gear, semiconductor, crucibles, heat shields, x-ray… more
Abstract:Imaging polarimetry has demonstrated the ability for detection of military targets in situations where traditional imaging sensors fall short. Detection of polarization of light emitted or reflected from objects in a scene enhances contrast between objects… more
Abstract:… inspection systemsan especially problematic and insidious condition. Based on recent research, Proto has developed a new approach to nondestructively inspect and evaluate hollow superalloy SX turbine blades. This approach exploits transmission topography (TT), advanced x-ray… more
Abstract:… in many locations. However the currently deployed mobile NII systems do not offer effective material
discrimination, which is critical for shielded radiological/nuclear threat identification. This is because the current generation of high-energy interlaced 6/9 MeV X-ray… more
Abstract:Accurate quantitative characterization of materials is crucial for a wide range of industrial and research applications. New transmission scanning electron microscopy (t-SEM) methods have the potential for high-resolution imaging similar to transmission electron microscopy (TEM)… more
Abstract:… of novel plasma cells and diagnostic equipment to enable the beam characterization. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The proposed concept, when coupled as a driver for a future light source, will produce highly monoergetic, ultra short x-rays that have… more
Abstract:… of these devices. This is critical within the context of all devices within these markets segments, as typically the HTS coils are components embedded within extremely costly devices intended for high availability such as generators, transformers, magnetic resonance imagers… more
Abstract:Ultrashort pulse lasers have unique interactions with matter that include the ability to athermally ablate materials, create micron resolution texturing of surfaces, and provide diagnostic, sensing, and imaging capabilities. Of particular interest to the Navy is the potential… more
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