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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. Advanced Transparent Armor Materials and Manufacturing Methods

    SBC: SURMET, CORP.            Topic: SOCOM14002

    "Current glass-based transparent armor has two major deficiencies: 1) It is very heavy, and therefore can compromise performance and helicopter transportability of vehicles; and 2) It is very thick, and therefore can compromise visual signature of vehicles. Advanced technology ceramic transparent armor removes both these deficiencies and provides a twofold improvement in performance, but costs 6-1 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  2. Nanostructured ZnO for Rad-Hard Microelectronics Components

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA133001

    ABSTRACT: This project is aiming at developing basic semiconductor components (field-effect transistors) that will be deployed in highly radioactive environment (nuclear plants, space, radioactive waste storage facilities). Radiation Monitoring Devices (RMD), Inc. BENEFITS: ANTICIPATED BENEFITS This new concept of radiation-hard microelectronics will be compatible with recent IC technology in ter ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Inconspicuous Up-Armoring of Vehicles Using Segmented Ceramic and Metallic Elements

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM14003

    Triton Systems Inc.(Triton), together with our partner Technical Products Inc. (TPI) will conduct a feasibility study to evaluate options for armoring non standard commercial vehicles (NSCV) in an unobtrusive fashion using austere mechanical facilities corresponding to expedient basing in the area of operations. Triton has wide experience in metallic, ceramic and composite armoring solutions and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  4. Low Profile Closed Coolant System for High Speed Combatant Craft

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: SOCOM14005

    High speed combatant craft utilized by SOCOM, such as the Riverine (SOC-R), use pumped raw water to provide engine cooling for the twin marine diesel engines. While raw water provides an essentially limitless heat sink, it often contains debris which can clog engine strainers, causing the engines to overheat. Thus, engine performance, as well as maintenance, is negatively affected by the use of th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  5. "Typical day" Meteorological Data for Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion (ATD) Modeling

    SBC: ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: DTRA06004

    The complexity of Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion (ATD) modeling requires physically consistent weather data evolving in both space and time. Spatially and/or temporally averaged data found in climatological products is not suitable for ATD modeling. The proposed solution for providing "typical day" meteorological data couples innovative search techniques applied to long-range historical arch ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Megapixel Uncooled Photomechanical LWIR Imager

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: SOCOM07005

    Agiltron has developed a breakthrough modular IR imaging technology that employs a photomechanical effect, in which an array of micro-machined sensor pixels converts IR radiation into visible light signals that can be optically detected by commercial off-the-shelf CMOS or CCD visible-light imagers. With commercial CMOS imagers achieving multi-megapixel resolution, the resolution of the modular Agi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  7. Active Interrogation System for Detecting and Identifying SNM

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA07003

    Active interrogation holds the most promise for detecting heavily shielded materials at a distance. This effort will use pulsed neutron excitation of fission reactions in the target being inspected in conjunction with an imaging detector. Special nuclear material (SNM) that is present will undergo fission reactions that generate prompt and delayed neutrons which will be emitted by the target. Th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Scintillation Detector with Fast-Neutron/Gamma ray Discrimination

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA07001

    The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear missiles and “dirty bombs” are a serious threat in the world today and especially to the well-being of the United States. Preventing the spread of these nuclear weapons has reached a state of heightened urgency in recent years, more so since the events on September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. The presence of nuclear weapons can ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. Improvements in Scintillation Technology for Detection of Nuclear Radiation

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA07004

    High-resolution scintillation crystals and crystal arrays are important components of current and future handheld and arrayed detectors (used for DOD applications) and scintillation spectrometers (routinely used in high energy physics research, medical imaging, diffraction, homeland security, nuclear waste clean-up, nuclear treaty verification and safeguards, and geological exploration). Unfortun ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Nanocomposite Scintillator for Detection of Nuclear Radiation

    SBC: BOSTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INCORPORATED            Topic: DTRA07004

    Recent advances in scintillator materials research have resulted in the development of lanthanum halides detectors. These detectors offer improved energy resolution, faster emission and excellent temperature dependency and linearity characteristics. However, the lanthanum halides crystals have not yet been grown to preferred large sizes. Moreover, this material possesses a fatal drawback of being ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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