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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. Conformal Multilayered Passivation for Type-II indium arsenide/gallium antimonide Superlattice Mesas

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: MDA14021

    The unique electronic properties of periodically-arranged indium arsenide/gallium antimonide (InAs/GaSb) mesas in the type-II strained layer superlattices (SLS) make them a superior alternative to the conventional HgCdTe sensors for longwave infrared focal plane array (LWIR FPA) detectors. However, despite the highly promising quantum structures of SLS, its performance is currently limited by high ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Data-Driven Technology Discovery Methodologies

    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 discovers emerging technologies that may impact WMD or CWMD. PRESCIENT will take as input a diverse corpus of patents and publications, including metadata about contributing authors and organizations, and will produce as output alerts with timel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. 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 (SNM) based on analysis of the time correlated neutron multiplicity distribution. RMD is developing a composite detector, consisting of Cs2LiYCl6:Ce (CLYC) scintillator incorporated into dual-mode plastics, which provides an ideal solution for this task. CLYC offers (1) efficient thermal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. MEMS Chip for Chemical Vapor Sampling and Analysis

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: DTRA143003

    Agiltron will develop a new class of chemical vapor analyzers by leveraging Agiltrons development and production of micro-electrical-mechanical systems (MEMS) products and expertise with surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) analysis and film fabrication. Our approach capitalizes on integration of these separate technologies for the first time to generate a unique and novel functionality that f ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. Encapsulated HI3O8 Microparticles Phase II

    SBC: AKITA INNOVATIONS LLC            Topic: DTRA143002

    This Phase 2 project will further develop and scale a manufacturing process for the production of 5-25 kilogram quantities of encapsulated HI3O8 with a particle size of approximately 2 m and other sizes as desired by the sponsor. This project addresses the need to develop manufacturing processes and build a production capability for the manufacture of HI3O8 a halogen-containing chemical reagent f ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Standardized Atmosphere Generator (SAG) for Inline Environment Generation

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA16003

    We intend to dramatically improve the performance of the Standardized Atmosphere Generator (SAG), an environmental background model used to characterize the atmospheric state. SAG combines multiple empirical models, including NRL-MSISE-00, URAP, NRL climatology, AFGL atmospheric profiles, SNOE databases, the International Reference Ionosphere, and photochemical and empirical models developed by S ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Database and Numerical Procedures for Extending the Spectral Range Of Plume Signature Codes

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA16004

    Over many data collection campaigns, a large number of propulsion related signature events have been observed across an extended range of the electromagnetic spectrum. The current suite of plume modeling tools contains the basic framework for flowfield and signature generation, but lacks the underlying physical mechanisms and supporting property databases to properly account for alternate waveband ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Ground-based Characterization of High Altitude Plume-Signature Phenomenology to Advance the Capabilities of SOCRATES-P

    SBC: MixZon, Inc.            Topic: MDA16004

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to utilize a ground-based simulation facility based upon its patented FAST technology to obtain critical data necessary to validate and extend the capabilities of the MDAs high altitude plume code: SOCRATES-P. Far-field plume signatures arise from the hyperthermal interaction of rocket plume effluent with the atmosphere at altitudes greater than 100 km. In P ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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