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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. Development of Photoconductive Semiconductor Switch

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: DTRA102010

    OBJECTIVE: Advanced pulsed power switching technologies are needed to enable future nuclear weapon effects (NWE) experimentation capabilities and concepts for the active interrogation of special nuclear materials (SNM). The objective of this research is to advance the state of the art of high-gain optically-triggered switches by increasing the current density (to>1000 A/cm) and voltage hold-off ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Omnidirectional Photonic Electric Field Sensor for Diagnosing Nuclear Weapons Effects

    SBC: Srico Inc            Topic: DTRA102011

    High energy X-ray pulse sources used in nuclear weapons effects (NWE) tests can produce electromagnetic pulses through system generated electromagnetic pulse (SGEMP) effects. Improved diagnostics for NWE experiments is motivated by the need to accurately measure the test environment and to model the response of devices under test with reduced overall uncertainties in the presence of high energy X- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Agent Defeat using a DWA Accelerator

    SBC: Brookhaven Technology Group, Inc.            Topic: DTRA08008

    A new type of compact induction accelerator currently under development at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) promises to increase the average accelerating gradient by at least an order of magnitude over that of existing induction machines. The machine is based on the use of high gradient vacuum insulators and advanced dielectric materials and switches. The system, called the Diel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Agent Defeat using Proton Accelerator

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: DTRA08008

    The objective of this program is to develop a capability for a field deployable proton accelerator system that can generate high energy protons to neutralize concentrated masses of bio-agents held in steel storage drums. The Phase I research and development will involve conceptual design of a compact field deployable proton accelerator capable of delivering protons of energy >100 MeV, and studying ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Engineering Models for Damage to Structural Components Subjected to Internal Blast Loading

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: DTRA08006

    Predicting the response of building components to internal detonations is more complex than the corresponding task for external loads because of the more complex loading waveforms which include multiple reflections in the shock phase followed by a long duration pseudostatic loading that depends upon room venting. Add the possibility of additional impulsive loading from primary debris. We propose t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Novel Methods to Measure Penetrator Dynamics in Multi-Layer Geometries

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: DTRA07011

    In Phase I of this effort we analyzed the structural response of a BLU 109 during typical penetration events. Based on these finite element results, we proposed and demsonstrated a simple robust concept for a passive penetrator sensor that identifies the material being penetrated and also correlates strongly with its underground trajectory. Such a sensor would obviously provide valuable informatio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. HIGH EFFICIENCY COMPACT MODELING OF RADIATION EFFECTS

    SBC: Lynguent, Inc.            Topic: DTRA05001

    The objective of this research is to develop beta versions of tools for automatically migrating radiation effects predicted in TCAD level tools to compact modeling tools. This transition will enable compact models that possess radiation effects to be quickly generated, which can then be used in circuit design activity. This approach is a substantial improvement over the current ad hoc approaches. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Typical day Meteorological Data for Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion (ATD) modeling

    SBC: MESOSCALE ENVIRONMENTAL SIMULATIONS AND OPERATIONS, INC            Topic: DTRA06004

    The atmospheric transport and dispersion (ATD) model requirements for describing the environmental conditions that are most likely to occur on any given day, called the "typical day", are very unique. The model requirements are unique because the typical day requirements for ATD must be both typical in representing the most likely occurring condition of each variable and be mass-balanced across t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. Novel Energetic Materials

    SBC: Powdermet, Inc.            Topic: DTRA05002

    Reactive Warheads increase lethality by igniting propellants and fuel, by melting and destroying electronic components, by providing blast overpressure inside of a target after impact, and by providing thermal energy to destroy chemical and bilogical agents. In the Phase I program, Powdermet demonstrated the production and fabrication of Metal-Polymer-salt micro/nano-scale engineered composites ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Tailorable Thermobaric Charge

    SBC: Powdermet, Inc.            Topic: DTRA06010

    The need for novel weapons to defeat urban targets and rapidly immobalize enemy combatants hiding in bunkers, caves, and basements requires new weapons and tactics. Thermobaric warheads can provide tailored blast response optimized for the defeat of these targets with low collateral damage. In this Phase I SBIR program, Powdermet will develop surface-coated metallic particles that can deliver ta ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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