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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. RESONANT HOLOGRAPHY TO STUDY PLASMA EROSION OPENING SWITCHES DEVELOPMENT

    SBC: HY-Tech Research Corp.            Topic: N/A

    THE SPATIALLY RESOLVED PLASMA DISTRIBUTION BETWEEN THE ELECTRODES OF A PLASMA EROSION OPENING SWITCH (PEOS) DURING THE CLOSED AND OPENING PHASES OF THE SWITCH IS NEEDED TO UNDERSTAND SWITCH OPERATION. CONVENTIONAL HOLOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES ARE NOT SUFFICIENTLY SENSITIVE TO STUDY THE 10 TO THE 13TH POWER/3CM PLASMA ENCOUNTERED HERE, AND ARRAYS OF LANGMUIR PROBES ARE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN SPATIALLY RESOLV ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. CORRELATION OF GROUND BEHAVIOR UNDER STATIC BOADING WITH DYNAMIC RESPONSE

    SBC: UTD, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED EFFORT ARE TO DEVELOP A GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION SCHEME AND A DESIGN METHODOLOGY FOR HARDENED UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES. THESE ARE TO BE ACHIEVED BY ENTENDING EXISTING NEW AUSTRIAN TUNNELING METHOD(NATM) TECHNIQUES THROUGH THEORETICAL MODELING COMBINED WITH EXPERIMENTATION TO ENABLE THEM TO BE USED FOR TWO PURPOSES: (1) TO DETERMINE, FROM NATM TECHNQUES THE GROSS PROP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. TUNNEL HARDENING THROUGH INNOVATIVE ROCK BOLTS AND SHOTCRETE LINERS

    SBC: UTD, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DEEP BASING FACILITIES REQUIRE THAT STRUCTURES BE PROTECTED AGAINST BLAST EFFECTS. INHERENT IN THIS NEED IS FOR THE TUNNEL SUPPORT SYSTEM TO BE ECONOMICALLY INSTALLED AND CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING OVERSTRESSES WHICH MAY REACH OR EXCEED 1 KILOBAR. IN ORDER TO MORE EFFICIENTLY HARDEN A STRUCTURE, THE SUPPORT SYSTEM SHOULD BE MADE MORE DUCTILE SO THAT IT CAN UNDERGO DEFORMATION WHILE RETAINING ITS ABIL ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVED SIMULATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPON EFFECTS

    SBC: ARES Corporation            Topic: N/A

    THE ARES CORPORATION HAS TEAMED WITH THE CALIFORNIA MUNITIONS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (CAMDEC) TO PROPOSE AN INNOVATIVE CONCEPT FOR IMPROVING THE FIDELITY AND FLEXIBILITY OF HE NUCLEAR EFFECTS SIMULATION. THIS CONCEPT OFFERS A SIMPLE, LOW COST, UNIFORM, AND HOMOGENEOUS TEST CHARGE THROUGH THE USE OF A CONSUMABLE CONTAINER, WHICH ITSELF TAKES PART IN THE DETONATION PROCESS ELIMINATING CONTAINER DEB ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. STUDY OF ION MASS EFFECTS ON LONG CONDUCTION TIME PLASMA OPENING SWITCHES USING RESONANT DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES

    SBC: HY-Tech Research Corp.            Topic: N/A

    PLASMA EROSION OPENING SWITCHES (PEOS) ARE FINDING MANY APPLICATIONS IN PULSE POWER MULTIPLICATION AND THE SWITCHING OF INDUCTIVE STORAGE DEVICES FOR PULSED POWER APPLICATIONS. SUCH A SWITCH OPERATES BY USING AN EXTERNAL PLASMA SOURCE TO SHORT A GAP WHICH CONDUCTS CURRENT FROM A LOW VOLTAGE CAPACITIVE SOURCE FOR 100 NANOSECOND TIME SCALES. AT A CRITICAL CURRENT DENSITY THE PLASMA ERODES AND THE SW ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. DEVELOPMENT OF UNIFORM GAS DISCHARGE PLASMA SOURCES FOR PLASMA OPENING SWITCH APPLICATIONS

    SBC: HY-Tech Research Corp.            Topic: N/A

    PLASMA OPENING SWITCHES (POS) ARE WIDELY USED FOR CURRENT COMPRESSION AND OWER AMPLIFICATION IN INDUCTIVE ENERGY STORE PULSE POWER SYSTEMS. FLASHBOARD PLASMA SOURCES ARE WIDELY USED AS PLASMA INJECTORS IN THESE POS'S. THE FLASHBOARD PLASMA IS PRODUCED BY SURFACE BREAKDOWN ON AN INSULATOR IN VACUUM. SINCE THE SURFACE CONDITIONS DEPEND ON THE PREVIOUS HISTORY, THE RESULTING PLASMA IS NOT UNIFORM, RE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. Optical Fiber Sensors for the Detection of Biological and Chemical Agents

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase II 2000 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Development of Time Resolved Technique to Infer 1-Dimensional Magnetic Field Distribution from Zeeman Broadened Lines

    SBC: HY-Tech Research Corp.            Topic: N/A

    "The magnetic field distribution in a current carrying plasma, such as Z-pinch, can be used to infer the currents flowing in the pinch and to study physical process such as the Rayleigh-Taylor (R-T) instability during the implosion phase. The currentcommutation process is particularly difficult to measure in nested array loads and in concentric magnetic flux compression experiments. Faraday rotati ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. Chemical/Biological Agent Non-Intrusive Detection

    SBC: Brandt Innovative Technologies, Inc.            Topic: DTRA05005

    We propose to construct and test a prototype system capable of non-invasively probing the characteristics of material properties using acoustical waves through thermal conversion of a remote laser pulse. The advantages of proposed system as an inspection and identification technique are: 1) Non-contact: Sensor does not require contact with container 2) Stand-off: Sensor could be located many meter ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Heterodyne Interferometer for Triggering Gas Puff PRSs

    SBC: HY-Tech Research Corp.            Topic: DTRA03005

    Large x-ray generators using Ar gas filled loads are an important element in the DTRA simulator program to provide users with a relevant fluence of x-rays for evaluating the radiation hardness of components used in military systems. With ostensibly identical initial conditions and generator parameters, 33% variations in the average yield have been observed. The one unmeasured parameter is the actu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency

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