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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. Lithography Cost Reduction for Rad Hard Integrated Circuits

    SBC: LUMARRAY INC.            Topic: DTRA143008

    LumArray proposes in Phase I to demonstrate that its direct-write maskless-photolithography system, the ZP-150, is capable of performing aligned cuts in 1D-grids suitable for the 45 nm node, in addition to writing patterns of arbitrary geometry as required in custom ASICs and a wide range of other DoD and Aerospace applications. In Phase II LumArray will propose to make upgrades to its ZP-150 syst ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Ultrafast Scintillator for Dynamic Compression Studies

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA152002

    The NNSA-sponsored development of the Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS), at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, will permit real-time X-ray measurements (diffraction, imaging, scattering) in dynamically compressed materials, and enable understanding of the dynamics of materials response to intense shock waves, which heretofore has not been possible. Such studies are critical ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Fieldable Optical Sensors for Physically Characterizing High Energy Explosion Fireballs

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: DTRA152004

    Diagnostics and instrumentation is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of the next generation of technology to defeat chemical and biological weapons.This proposal addresses the need for instrumentation to quantify the spatial and temporal evolution of fundamental physical and chemical processes, such as temperature and species identification and concentration, pertinent to the pyrolytic destruct ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Joint Learning of Text-based Categories

    SBC: SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH LLC            Topic: DTRA152005

    STR proposes to build Categories via Context-Driven Dimensionality Reduction (C2D2R), a novel, highly efficient, and scalable information processing pipeline for joint learning of categories of entities and relations, and document topics.C2D2R operates in three stages: shallow pre-processing of text inputs, context-driven dimensionality reduction, and joint category inference and labeling. Our sys ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Island-mode Enhancement Strategies and Methodologies for Defense Critical Infrastructure

    SBC: P C KRAUSE AND ASSOCIATES INC            Topic: DTRA152006

    An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack could cause widespread outage of the commercial electric power system that could last for weeks to months. Microgrids for defense critical infrastructure (DCI) should thus be equipped to operate in islanded mode for extended periods of time using only local fuel storage and renewable energy sources. The primary difference between operating a microgrid in islan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Integrated Multi-mode Handheld RIID

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA152007

    The project will 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, and often use a simple, inefficient neutron counter. The recent development of Cs2LiYCl6:Ce (CLYC) has enabled neutron and gamma spectr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. Standoff Detector using Large-Volume Advanced Scintillation Materials

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA152008

    From 1993 to 2013, sixteen incidents involving highly enriched uranium associated with illegal activity has been reported to the IAEA.An implosion type of weapon would require roughly 25 kg of highly enriched uranium (HEU).One component in the layered defense against nuclear weapons is standoff detection of special nuclear materials, as HEU is material that can be easily deployed in a nuclear weap ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Fully Metallic Self-Fragmenting Structural Reactive Materials Using Composites and Alloys Comprised of Aluminum, Lithium, and Magnesium

    SBC: Adranos Energetics LLC            Topic: DTRA16A002

    While aluminum casing materials provide some enhanced performance and thermal loading to explosive ordinance, their overall effectiveness is highly limited by incomplete combustion and long residence times. In order to reduce these problems, the casing material must be designed to facilitate rapid fragmentation through either specialized casing geometries or greatly refined initial particle sizes. ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. Advanced nanocomposite scintillator for gamma radiation detection

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: DTRA08005

    Until now gamma radiation detection has required large single crystals of sensitive materials that are difficult to produce consistently on an industrial scale. In collaboration with a research group at the University of Texas at Arlington, Agiltron proposes to develop a new class of nanocomposite scintillator materials. The radiation detection characteristics of the synthetic nanoparticles in the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. 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/DTRA 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). Un ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency

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