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

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA102004

    While many applications may have access to harvestable energy in the form of solar radiation (or other ambient light), wind, environmental vibration, or wave motion, not all do. In this proposal, RMD targets the most challenging applications, sensors that must operate for many months or years and which have undependable or no access to environmental energy. These sensors need a self contained, com ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. "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 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Extending DTRA's Atmospheric Transport and Diffusion Modeling Capabilities to the Upper Atmosphere

    SBC: ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: DTRA06005

    Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. proposes to develop a prototype threat-reduction system for the dispersion of a weapons-of-mass destruction warhead in the upper atmosphere. Our system will extend current DTRA atmospheric transport and dispersion capabilities into the 20-120 km altitude region. This will be accomplished using a combination of a zonally-averaged transport model of the s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. High Resolution, Room Temperature Semiconductor Detectors

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA05006

    Proliferation of the weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear weapons is a serious threat in the world today. Prevention of the spread of nuclear weapons has reached a state of heightened urgency in recent years, especially since the events on September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. Gamma ray spectrometers are an important tool in checking the proliferation of the nuclear weapons. Important re ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Low-cost Individual Digital Dosimeters using Solid State Photomultipliers

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA05007

    U.S. forces working in low-level radiation environments have unsatisfactory choices for monitoring radiation exposure. A solid-state photomultiplier (SSPM) uses an array of silicon based avalanche photodiodes (APD) to collect light and produce a signal proportional to the amount of light collected. The ability to produce arrays of APD’s in a CMOS (Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) envir ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Robot-mounted Mulit-mode Imaging System for IED Detection

    SBC: American Science and Engineering, Inc.            Topic: DTRA06008

    The proposed muti-mode imaging system will allow a combination of X-ray Backscatter imaging (proven successful in finding IEDs in AS&E's Z Backscatter Van) and other sensor modalities, such as vapor/trace detection and video, to be mounted on a robotic platform(the iRobot R-Gator) such that the system can be quickly moved into location to examine a potential threat, including WMD dispersal devices ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. High Energy Density Capacitors for X-ray Simulators

    SBC: Phoenix Science & Technology            Topic: DTRA06013

    This proposal utilizes our experience with the design and use of high energy density pulsed capacitors to demonstrate the feasibility of high energy density metallized film capacitors that meets the requirements for an x-ray simulator capacitors. This work extends our success with designing high energy density capacitors for other high current pulsed discharge applications by trading off energy de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Enhanced Stability and Penetration Depth in Deep Earth Penetrators

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: DTRA06009

    Physical Sciences Inc (PSI) proposes to enhance the performance of deep earth penetrators using fluid additives (gas, liquid) to mitigate the deleterious effects of interactions with natural and manmade heterogeneous target materials. In order to minimize these shear effects from the heterogeneous target impacts, we propose to envelope the projectile with innovative surface layers that create eit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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