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  1. Autonomous navigation through small, confined spaces

    SBC: Greensight Agronomics, Inc.            Topic: DTRA182002

    GreenSight Agronomics (GSAg) is proposing to develop a man-portable, fully autonomous aerial mapping system to satisfy the goal of the solicitation: quickly and completely mapping a confined space with no human guidance. The vehicle will have a 400 mm frame size to provide an ideal balance between maneuverability, flight time, and payload capacity. We have chosen the Pixhawk platform running ArduP ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Materials Engineering of Alkali Halide and Rare Earth Halide Scintillators

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA182007

    Scintillators are the major components of radiation detection systems used in identification of Special Nuclear Materials.One of their key properties is the energy resolution (ER) that links directly to isotope identification capabilities.Typically the ER for scintillators varies from 3% (at 662 keV, FWHM) for the best materials to more common 6-7%.At the moment, many detectors use latter material ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Innovative Materials Engineering and Growth of a High Performance and Low Cost Scintillator

    SBC: CAPESYM, INC            Topic: DTRA182007

    The goal of this program is to produce radiation detector scintillators with enhanced-medium energy resolution of 2-3%, at costs approaching those of medium energy resolution detectors such as CsI.To achieve this goal, a two pronged approach will be pursued.First, we will employ materials engineering tools to improve the performance of an existing scintillator with superior attributes.Second, an i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Alternative Signature Detectors for Long Range Nuclear Material Identification

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA162003

    Increasing the distance for standoff detection of nuclear materials, beyond that capable with direct radiation detection, using alternative signatures, such as the concentration of ionization in the surrounding atmosphere, improves the ability to locate, track and monitor this material.Ionizing radiation generates free elections, ions, and exited states in the nearby atmosphere, even when the sour ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. CANTEAN: Cave and Narrow Tunnel Exploration and Navigation

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: DTRA182002

    In response to the DTRA182-002 solicitation, we propose CANTEAN: Cave and Narrow Tunnel Exploration and Navigation, a flying system that employs the use of low-SWaP sensors and processors using advanced algorithms for rapid navigation and mapping of unknown, subterranean areas as part of a heterogeneous team.Bio-inspired obstacle avoidance and navigation and the efficient exchange and merging of s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Thermal and Fast Neutron Multiplicity Counter

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA162007

    Neutron multiplicity can provide effective detection and identification of shielded Special Nuclear Materials based on analysis of the time correlated neutron multiplicity distribution. RMD is developing two key materials for such applications: Cs2LiYCl6:Ce (CLYC) scintillator and dual-mode plastics.CLYC offers efficient thermal neutron detection and excellent separation between gamma and neutron ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. Prediction of Emergent SCIENce and Technology (PRESCIENT)

    SBC: SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH LLC            Topic: DTRA162005

    We propose to develop Prediction of Emergent SCIENce & Technology (PRESCIENT), a system that mines a text corpus of scientific patents and publications to discover emerging technologies that may impact WMD or CWMD. PRESCIENT will take as input patents and

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Integrated Multi-mode Handheld RIID

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA152007

    The goal of the project is to develop a handheld instrument that detects, identifies, and categorizes radioactive sources based on gamma, thermal-, and fast-neutron signatures. Existing radioisotope identification devices (RIIDs) are typically biased toward gamma spectroscopy; some instruments may use an additional inefficient neutron counter in form of a He-3 tube. The recent development of mat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. Machine Learning-based Capability for Radioactive and Nuclear Threat Detection and Identification

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: DTRA162001

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop an Advanced Learning-Enabled Threat Search (ALERTS) software to significantly enhance detection range and source classification accuracy during search for Special Nuclear Materials and other radioactive threats. The software will implement Machine Learning algorithms for automated extraction of spectral and temporal features by training on sets of g ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Long-range SNM detection using alternative signatures

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA162003

    "Increasing the distance for standoff detection of nuclear materials, beyond that capable with direct radiation detection, using alternative signatures, such as the concentration of ionization in the surrounding atmosphere, improves the ability to locate, track and monitor this material. Ionizing radiation generates free elections, ions, and exited states in the nearby atmosphere, even when the s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency

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