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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 April, 2020.

  1. Autonomous navigation through small, confined spaces

    SBC: Greensight Agronomics, Inc.            Topic: DTRA182002

    GreenSight Agronomics (GSAg) is proposing to develop a man-portable, fully autonomous aerial mapping system to satisfy the goal of the solicitation: quickly and completely mapping a confined space with no human guidance. The vehicle will have a 400 mm frame size to provide an ideal balance between maneuverability, flight time, and payload capacity. We have chosen the Pixhawk platform running ArduP ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Materials Engineering of Alkali Halide and Rare Earth Halide Scintillators

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA182007

    Scintillators are the major components of radiation detection systems used in identification of Special Nuclear Materials.One of their key properties is the energy resolution (ER) that links directly to isotope identification capabilities.Typically the ER for scintillators varies from 3% (at 662 keV, FWHM) for the best materials to more common 6-7%.At the moment, many detectors use latter material ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Innovative Materials Engineering and Growth of a High Performance and Low Cost Scintillator

    SBC: CAPESYM, INC            Topic: DTRA182007

    The goal of this program is to produce radiation detector scintillators with enhanced-medium energy resolution of 2-3%, at costs approaching those of medium energy resolution detectors such as CsI.To achieve this goal, a two pronged approach will be pursued.First, we will employ materials engineering tools to improve the performance of an existing scintillator with superior attributes.Second, an i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Advanced Solutions for Radiation Susceptibility Analysis & Prediction

    SBC: DFR SOLUTIONS, LLC            Topic: DTRA162006

    The increasing complexity of devices, reduced budgets and accelerated program timelines, requires a new approach to predicting radiation of integrated circuit (IC) designs.Most approaches to date require gate level analysis and do not scale easily to device level calculations, leading to methods that are note practical under most program timeline and cost budgets.Previously, DfR Solutions has demo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Alternative Signature Detectors for Long Range Nuclear Material Identification

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA162003

    Increasing the distance for standoff detection of nuclear materials, beyond that capable with direct radiation detection, using alternative signatures, such as the concentration of ionization in the surrounding atmosphere, improves the ability to locate, track and monitor this material.Ionizing radiation generates free elections, ions, and exited states in the nearby atmosphere, even when the sour ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Autonomous navigation through small, confined spaces

    SBC: ROBOTIC RESEARCH LLC            Topic: DTRA182002

    As more of our enemies expand the number and complexity of their underground facilities, the need to improve the tools that provide consistent situational awareness (SA) increases accordingly.For complex missions such as these, we require a family of systems (FoS) that have different capabilities, and can address various mission needs. Robotic Research proposes creating a unique, small platform (P ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. CANTEAN: Cave and Narrow Tunnel Exploration and Navigation

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: DTRA182002

    In response to the DTRA182-002 solicitation, we propose CANTEAN: Cave and Narrow Tunnel Exploration and Navigation, a flying system that employs the use of low-SWaP sensors and processors using advanced algorithms for rapid navigation and mapping of unknown, subterranean areas as part of a heterogeneous team.Bio-inspired obstacle avoidance and navigation and the efficient exchange and merging of s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. A Deep Learning Approach for Enhanced Discrimination of Nuclear Weapons Testing

    SBC: Array Information Technology, Inc            Topic: DTRA182005

    Seismic, hydro acoustic, and infrasonic (SHI) analyses possess many desirable properties, such as long-distance wave propagation and attributable spectral characteristics. They have been, by large, relegated to capturing massive explosions, earthquakes, bolides, and space-bound rocket launches. Although machine learning techniques have been employed on various military and commercial projects, rar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. IED neutralization from an airborne platform

    SBC: Imsar LLC            Topic: DTRA182001

    In cooperation with the Joint Improvised-threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) and the U.S. Army, IMSAR LLC demonstrated its radar systems' ability to successfully detect IED emplacements from the RQ-7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). As part of the Armys ShadowSAR program, IMSAR operated and maintained these Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors for 4years in support of Operation Enduring Freed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Developing a robust and scalable calibration approach to low-cost AQ sensing

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Poor air quality represents a major public health risk, contributing to an estimated one of every eight deaths worldwide. Low-cost air quality sensors have developed rapidly over the last few years and offer the opportunity to make air quality monitoring widespread at an affordable price. However, low-cost sensors are currently unable to deliver accurate, reliable data due to a lack of understandi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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