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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 April, 2020.

  1. Enhanced Beta-Batteries: A Long Life Power Source for Sensors Monitoring WMD Materials

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA102004

    OBJECTIVE: To provide innovative technologies and system components which increase the lifetime and utility of various systems within DTRA"s Tag, Track, and Locate (TTL) portfolio to combat weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The specific innovations sought under this topic are improved technologies that advance the state of the art for energy scavenging or capture from the ambient environment an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. ATMOSPHERIC EFFECTS OF A NUCLEAR EXCHANGE: MODIFICATION OF CHEMICAL COMPOSITIONS OPTICAL PROPERTIES AND CLIMATE

    SBC: ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, THERE HAVE BEEN INCREASING CONCERNS ABOUT THE POTENTIALLY LARGE COOLING OF THE LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM THE SOOT AND DUST INJECTED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE BY THE EXPLOSIONS AND SECONDARY FIRES FROM NUCLEAR EXCHANGES, THE SO-CALLED "NUCLEAR WINTER" SCENARIOS. HERE WE ARGUE THAT, IN ADDITION TO DUST AND SOOT, A LARGE NUMBER OF TRACE GASES (NO[X], H[2]0, HC, CH[4]) C ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. ANALYSIS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS EFFECTS ON STRATEGIC STRUCTURES

    SBC: Engineering & Economics Rsrch            Topic: N/A

    SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN RECENT YEARS TO DEVELOP AND VALIDATE MODELS WHICH CAN PREDICT THE PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS ON STRATEGIC STRUCTURES. SIGNIFICANT UNCERTAINTIES REMAIN, HOWEVER, IN THE CONFIDENCE LEVELS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THESE PREDICTIVE CAPABILITIES. THIS APPROACH WOULD IDENTIFY AND PRIORITIZE THOSE ACTIVITIES, ALONG WITH THEIR ASSOCIATED BUDGETARY AND SCHEDULING CONSI ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. HIGH PRESSURE FIBER OPTIC SENSOR FOR NUCLEAR TEST INSTRUMENTATION

    SBC: GEO-CENTERS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE GOAL OF THIS PHASE I EXPERIMENTAL EFFORT IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING AN OPTICAL GLASS AS A SENSING ELEMENT FOR VERY HIGH PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS. CURRENTLY, PIEZO-ELECTRIC GAUGES ARE TYPICALLY USED. AS THESE SENSORS ARE ELECTRICAL IN NATURE, THEY ARE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) WHICH IS CREATED IN A NUCLEAR EVENT. THE PROPOSED FIBER OPTIC SENSOR BASED ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. RESONANT HOLOGRAPHY TO STUDY PLASMA EROSION OPENING SWITCHES DEVELOPMENT

    SBC: HY-Tech Research Corp.            Topic: N/A

    THE SPATIALLY RESOLVED PLASMA DISTRIBUTION BETWEEN THE ELECTRODES OF A PLASMA EROSION OPENING SWITCH (PEOS) DURING THE CLOSED AND OPENING PHASES OF THE SWITCH IS NEEDED TO UNDERSTAND SWITCH OPERATION. CONVENTIONAL HOLOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES ARE NOT SUFFICIENTLY SENSITIVE TO STUDY THE 10 TO THE 13TH POWER/3CM PLASMA ENCOUNTERED HERE, AND ARRAYS OF LANGMUIR PROBES ARE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN SPATIALLY RESOLV ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. LASER INDUCED FLUORESCENCE MEASUREMENTS OF MAGNETIC FIELD CONTOURS IN HIGH CURRENT DEVICES

    SBC: HY-Tech Research Corp.            Topic: N/A

    THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE MAGNETIC FIELD IN A HIGH CURRENT PLASMA DEVICE PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEVICES OPERATION. TRADITIONAL FARADAY ROTATION, ZEEMAN EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY, AND MAGNETIC PROBE TECHNIQUES SUFFER FROM POOR SPATIAL RESOLUTION BECAUSE THE MAGNETIC FIELD EFFECT IS INTEGRATED ALONG THE LINE OF SIGHT FOR THE OPTICAL TECHNIQUE AND THE PROBES PERTURB THE PLASMAS. A LASER I ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. CORRELATION OF GROUND BEHAVIOR UNDER STATIC BOADING WITH DYNAMIC RESPONSE

    SBC: UTD, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED EFFORT ARE TO DEVELOP A GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION SCHEME AND A DESIGN METHODOLOGY FOR HARDENED UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES. THESE ARE TO BE ACHIEVED BY ENTENDING EXISTING NEW AUSTRIAN TUNNELING METHOD(NATM) TECHNIQUES THROUGH THEORETICAL MODELING COMBINED WITH EXPERIMENTATION TO ENABLE THEM TO BE USED FOR TWO PURPOSES: (1) TO DETERMINE, FROM NATM TECHNQUES THE GROSS PROP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. TUNNEL HARDENING THROUGH INNOVATIVE ROCK BOLTS AND SHOTCRETE LINERS

    SBC: UTD, INC.            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency

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