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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. Low-Cost Sensing Array for Infrasound

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: DTRA172001

    Infrasound and seismic measurements are used by DTRA and the DoD for nuclear test monitoring, terrorist blast forensics, battle damage assessment, and environmental monitoring. However, these long wavelength physical signals are typically recorded through single-point sensors or sparse low density arrays. As a result, the critical signals of interest are often corrupted or masked by noise or inter ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. A Robust, Machine Independent, Software Toolkit for Topology Aware Process Mapping on Distributed Memory HPC Architectures

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: DTRA172002

    A significant performance gap exists between the theoretical number of Floating Point Operations (FLOPS) that a HPC machine is capable of sustaining and the number of FLOPS realized by real-world HPC applications. One of the principle reasons for this gap is the parasitic work that computational processes must do to communicate with one another. It has been shown that this communication work can b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. The Characterization and Mitigation of Single Event Effects in Ultra-Deep Submicron (< 90nm) Microelectronics

    SBC: Orora Design Technologies, Inc.            Topic: DTRA07005

    Orora Design Technologies proposes to develop electronic design automation (EDA) tools employing minimally invasive circuit design-based methods to mitigate single event effects (SEEs) for next generation Ultra-DSM CMOS (

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Bulk Composite Materials for Detection of Gamma Radiation

    SBC: Tetramer Technologies,L.L.C.            Topic: DTRA08005

    The objective of this proposal is to develop enabling technology for the production of bulk scintillating nanocomposites that have gamma radiation detection properties of single crystal NaI but with the manufacturability of plastic scintillators. These performance criteria may be met by developing nanoparticle polymer composites with ultra-high nanoparticle loadings. These ‘ultra-composites’ w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Portable Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer for Nuclear Forensics

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: DTRA08004

    Analysis of nuclear material samples in the field has many advantages over laboratory analysis. Laboratory analyses can be slow, involve increased expense, lead to additional waste generation and disposal problems, and may introduce errors due to sample degradation or mishandling. In situ analysis mitigates all of these problems. The specific aim of this project is the development of a truly por ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Reactive Coating Materials as Lethality Enhancers

    SBC: STRUCTURED MATERIALS INDUSTRIES, INC.            Topic: DTRA05002

    In this SBIR Phase I/II effort, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) will develop and demonstrate a thin film coating technology that can serve as both lethality enhancers and as functional coatings for munitions. The goal of this project is twofold: 1) we will fabricate and characterize reactive thin films that rapidly release large quantities of thermal energy and 2) we will develop a te ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. Low Cost Manufacturing Process for Sodium Iodide Detectors

    SBC: XL Sci Tech Inc            Topic: DTRA05014

    An unconventional, continuous, and flexible manufacturing process is proposed for the production of sodium iodide detectors. The steps of crystal growing and substantially simplified detector machining are integrated into one streamline process based on proven techniques with minimal capital investment. This new production process will drastically reduce the manufacturing cost. A leading commerc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Radiation Effects in Semiconductor Electronics

    SBC: Orora Design Technologies, Inc.            Topic: DTRA05001

    In this SBIR proposal, Orora Design Technologies, teaming up with Vanderbilt University and Oregon State University, and with the support from Boeing Solid-State Electronics, proposes to develop innovative mixed-mode (physics and device) and mixed-level(circuit and behavioral) simulation capacities for combined simulation of radiation and electrical performance to speed up simulation in rad hard d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. The development of a Single-Event upset immune, re-programmable and non-volatile field programmable gate array (r-NV-FPGA)

    SBC: STRUCTURED MATERIALS INDUSTRIES, INC.            Topic: MDA03056

    Radiation tolerant Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA’s) have gained wide and rapid acceptance by military and aerospace equipment suppliers; however, there are presently a limited number of chip-sets available for production and they are limited to one time programming; hence if program changes are subsequently required a backup or chip replacement is required. The lack of FPGA alternatives ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Thermobaric Explosives Modified to Emit Ultraviolet Radiation

    SBC: EXOTHERM CORP.            Topic: DTRA04012

    It is proposed to achieve partial conversion of the visible emission spectrum of burning aluminum into the ultraviolet range. This work is motivated by the search for effective means to defeat biological weapons by munitions employing ultraviolet germicidal radiation (UVGI). It is proposed that aluminized thermobaric formulations can be modified to deploy airborne particulates with nonlinear opt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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