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WARHEAD VERIFICATION USING X-RAY TECHNIQUES UNDER START

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 10232
Amount: $860,700.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1990
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1500 Quail St - Ste 350
Newport Beach, CA 92660
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr Michael Short
 (714) 250-4206
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Research Institution
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Abstract

ON-SITE VERIFICATION HAS EMERGED AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF ANY AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOVIET UNION UNDER THE STRATEGIC ARMS REDUCTION TALKS (START). THIS IS AN ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION WHEN FORMULATING OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF REENTRY VEHICLE (RV) COUNTING RULES. CONFIRMATION OF THE NUMBER OF RVS ON A DEPLOYED MISSILE SYSTEM REQUIRES PHYSICAL INSPECTION OF THE FINAL STAGE PROVIDING FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE OF RV SHAPE, SIZE AND MATERIAL COMPOSITION, AS WELL AS INFORMATION OF OTHER SUBSYSTEMS. USE OF A REMOTE SENSING INSTRUMENT WHICH COULD SCAN WEAPON SYSTEMS TO DETECT AND COUNT THE NUMBER OF NUCLEAR WARHEADS PRESENTS AN ADVANTAGEOUS ALTERNATIVE FOR RV VERIFICATION. THIS INSTRUMENT WOULD PERFORM FUNCTIONAL TESTING WITHOUT REQUIRING DISASSEMBLY OF THE WEAPON SYSTEM AND COULD BE SUFFICIENTLY SIMPLE SO AS TO NOT ALTER THE WEAPON SYSTEM ALERT STATE. IT WOULD FIT WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF CURRENT PROPOSALS, ACCOMPLISH VERIFICATION CHEAPLY AND EASILY AND WOULD PROVIDE A PERMANENT DATA RECORD OF EACH VERIFICATION MEASUREMENT.

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