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  1. A Detection System for Determining the Concentration, Size, and Depth of Buried Radioactive Material

    SBC: Shonka Research Associates            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  2. CHARACTERIZATION OF CONCRETE CONDITION USING ACOUSTIC TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGING

    SBC: Atkinson-noland Assoc. Inc.            Topic: N/A

    RESIDUAL LIFETIME EVALUATION OF EXISTING NUCLEAR FACILITIES REQUIRES DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING CONDITION OF CONTAINMENT AND SUPPORT STRUCTURES. CURRENT NONDESTRUCTIVE METHODS FOR SUBSURFACE EVALUATION OF REINFORCED CONCRETE USE COMPLEX EQUIPMENT AND RELY HEAVILY ON INTERPRETATION BY THE OPERATOR. A RESEARCH EFFORT IS PROPOSED TO EXAMINE THE USE OF COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGING FOR LOCATING ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  3. DEVELOPMENT OF A CONTAMINATION MONITOR USING VISUAL IDENTIFICATION

    SBC: Shonka Research Associates            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT WILL RESEARCH AND DEVELOP A FLOOR MONITOR FOR QUICK DETERMINATION OF RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION. THE MONITOR WILL UTILIZE A NEW PORTABLE TECHNOLOGY (INCLUDING SUPPORT ELECTRONICS). IT WILL HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO MEASURE BETA CONTAMINATION BELOW 5000 DPM/100 CM SQUARED WHEN AVERAGED OVER ONE SQUARE METER AND COVER AN AREA AS LARGE AS SEVERAL SQUARE FEET PER SECOND. IT WILL ALSO BE CAPAB ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  4. DEVELOPMLENT OF A LAUNDRY MONITOR FOR DETECTION OF HOT PARTICLE CONTAMINATION

    SBC: Shonka Research Associates            Topic: N/A

    TWO APPROACHES WILL BE EXAMINED TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE THESENSITIVITY OF LAUNDRY MONITORS TO DETECT AND SPECIFY LOCATION OF HOT PARTICLES ON LAUNDERED GARMENTS. THESE PROPOSED TECNIQUES HAVE HIGH POTENTIAL FOR DETECTING BOTH LOW ENERGY BETA AND ALPHA PARTICLE RADIATION AS WELL AS IMPROVING SENSITIVITY BY REDUCING BACKGROUND COUNT RATE.

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  5. Ground-Based Autonomous Robotic Inspection of General Aviation for Radiological Threats

    SBC: NuHorizon Technologies, LLC            Topic: HSB0181009

    The goal of this project is to develop a ground robotic system that performs automated radiological screening of general aviation aircraft. The robotic system will integrate a commercial off-the-shelf mobile platform, a manipulator arm, and radiation detectors with 3D vision sensors and path planning software to produce a highly-automated, robust solution for initial and secondary aircraft screeni ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  6. Helmet-Mounted Thermal Sensor for First Responder Burn-Saver Device

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: HSB0131003

    The personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by firefighters protects them against burns and hazardous environments. This equipment works so well that they may not notice that their environment has become so hot that is no longer safe. Although current thermal sensor technologies (generally built in to Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) units) can trigger an alarm when the temperature is too hig ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Homeland Security
  7. HIGH SENSITIVITY LANDFILL MONITOR

    SBC: Shonka Research Associates            Topic: N/A

    THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL PROVIDE PROOF OF PRINCIPLE OF NEWRADIATION DETECTION TECHNOLOGY THAT WHEN FULLY DEVELOPED WILL PREVENT INADVERTENT DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL INLANDFILLS AND SEWAGES. THE TECHNOLOGY WILL PROVIDE ORDER OFMAGNITUDE IMPROVEMENT IN DETECTION OVER CONVENTIONAL SYSTEMS. THE TECHNOLOGY WILL PROVIDE FIELD RUGGED AND COST COMPETITIVE DEVICES. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL PROV ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  8. Improved Firefighter Face Piece Lenses for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

    SBC: PolyNew, Inc            Topic: HSB0111006

    This multiphase project develops higher heat resistant materials for use in face shields of self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBAs) and brings them to commercial markets. Key findings of the Phase I work are that polyethersulfone (PES) is a promising replacement for polycarbonate (PC) with respect to thermal and optical properties. However, PES has considerably lower mechanical impact strengt ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Homeland Security
  9. Miniature and Reliable Chemical Sensors for Cell Phones

    SBC: SYNKERA TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: HSB081002

    In the event of a terrorist attack, the ability to measure the extent and location of the attack and rapidly notify first responders will be critical to saving lives. If the widespread use of cell phones could be harnessed with an ability to detect chemical threats and immediately notify authorities of the scope and location of the attack, public safety would be significantly enhanced. Synkera p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Homeland Security
  10. Miniature and Reliale Chemical Sensors for Cell Phones

    SBC: SYNKERA TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: HSB081002

    In the event of a terrorist attack, the ability to measure the extent and location of the attack and rapidly notify first responders will be critical to saving lives. If the widespread use of cell phones could be harnessed with an ability to detect chemical threats and immediately notify authorities of the scope and location of the attack, public safety would be significantly enhanced. Synkera pro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Homeland Security

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