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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. Remote Sensing of CWAs Using Smart Polymers and RFID Readout

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: DTRA102006

    Military combatants face the threat of unconventional radiological, biological and chemical agents. Sensors that can detect the presence of these warfare modes, particularly chemical warfare agents, are vital to protecting U.S. forces personnel and their assets. Almost all of the currently available devices for chemical warfare agent detection require electrical power, wherein the power source it ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Research in Photoconductive Semiconductor Switching (PCSS)

    SBC: Applied Physical Electronics, L.C.            Topic: DTRA102010

    Applied Physical Electronics, LC (APELC) proposes to develop an innovative Silicon Carbide (SiC) Planar Avalanche Switch (PAS) in which a small optical pulse is used to initiate a planar avalanche over a large cross section instead of the filamentary avalanche that is optically initiated in GaAs. The solicitation seeks filamentary avalanche switches based on the large amount of previous work in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Laser Direct Deposition Applied to the Manufacturing of Bulk, Net Shaped Metallic Glasses

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: DTRA111003

    Manufacturing of bulk metallic glasses (BMG) requires very rapid cooling and some recent work in laser direct deposition or laser engineered net shaping (LENS) techniques has indicated the possibility of producing net shaped bulk quantities of these materials. To date several groups have had some initial success in forming BMG"s using laser direct deposition suggesting that a careful variation of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. 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
  5. Engineering Models for Damage to Structural Components Subjected to Internal Blast Loading

    SBC: PROTECTION ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LLC            Topic: DTRA08006

    The team of Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) and Applied Research Associates (ARA) will develop a fast-running methodology that predicts damage levels of structural members subject to the blast environment from high explosives detonated inside a building (i.e., internal explosions). The research in Phase I will focus on reinforced concrete slab components. The methodology will consist of a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Next Generation Blast Protection Technologies and Combined Blast and CBRN Protection Technologies

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: DTRA06003

    Various procedures have been proposed for evaluation/mitigation of the potential for progressive collapse in the design and/or retrofit process. These range from passive procedures that evaluate the redundancy of structures to limit failure through redistribution of gravitation loads after key elements such as columns have been removed to complete nonlinear finite element analyses of buildings sub ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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