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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. SNAPSHOT: A System for Predicting Human Physical Traits from Sample DNA

    SBC: PARABON NANOLABS, INC.            Topic: DTRA102007

    OBJECTIVE: Develop a Forensic DNA Analysis Kit for Genetic Intelligence that can be used on unknown human DNA samples collected from the battlefield to provide information about the individual who deposited the sample, such as potential ethnicity, height, eye color, hair color, age, sex, and/or facial features. The kit should leverage Short Tandem Repeats (STR), Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (S ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Numerical Model of Subsurface Transport of Noble Gases in Fractured Geologic Media for Detection and Identification of Subsurface Nuclear Explosion Te

    SBC: MODERN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: DTRA111002

    Surface detection of specific radioisotopes of the noble gases xenon and argon are essential for detection and discrimination of underground nuclear explosions. We propose a unique combination of numerical modeling and stable isotope release experiments to enhance the predictability of subsurface transport of the noble gases of interest. Our proposed research will identify and quantify the physi ...

    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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. A Time-Resolved Ion Velocity Diagnostic for Simulator-Class Gas-Puff Z-Pinches

    SBC: HY-Tech Research Corp.            Topic: DTRA06013

    A diagnostic is proposed that uses the Doppler effect in visible-light emission lines to deduce the ion velocity during the implosion phase of a gas-puff z-pinch. The diagnostic combines an innovative light collection and detection scheme with gas doping to determine the ion velocities. The proposed instrument will be able to determine implosion velocities over a 100 ns range on a single shot usi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 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. Novel Reactive Structural Materials

    SBC: Matsys Incorporated            Topic: DTRA05002

    Materials and Manufacturing Systems, Inc. (MATSYS) proposes to develop novel reactive structural materials for the enhancement of munitions lethality. This effort will combine our unique expertise in instrumented-Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) with new approaches in intermetallic design to develop a new generation of cost-efficient, high strength and reactive composites. The proposed material syst ...

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