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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. High Performance Portable Neutron Detector

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: 1012

    A Neutron detection device is an indispensable tool for power, medical, and defense applications. Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear weapons is a serious threat in today's world. Low cost, low power, high performance, rugged and portable neutron detection devices are highly desirable for these applications. Agiltron proposes an unprecedented fabrication and integration ap ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Homeland Security
  2. Generation of bivalent aptamers with high affinity and selectivity for detection of viruses and bacteria from environmental samples

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: HSB091003

      Better methodologies for the rapid detection of pathogenic bacteria and viruses are needed. A particular problem with current antibody-based assays is cross-reactivity with similar, but harmless, species. Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. proposes developing nucleic acid-based affinity reagents (aptamers) against botulinum neurotoxin, as well as against a model pathogenic virus (VSV) and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Homeland Security
  3. Semiconductor Neutron Detectors

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 1012

    In the proposed program we plan to investigate novel semiconductor neutron detectors based on the wide bandgap, lithium containing compositions LiMgP LiMgAs and LiZnP. The goal of the program is to produce detector quality crystals and to demonstrate efficient thermal neutron detection, with the possibility of providing neutron gamma discrimination. We will examine the synthesis and purification o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Homeland Security
  4. New Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Materials for Neutron Detection

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 1012

    In the proposed program, we plan to investigate novel semiconductor neutron detectors based on the wide bandgap lithium containing compositions LiGaSe2, LiGaTe2, LiInS2, and LiInSe2. The goal of the program is to produce detector quality crystals and to demonstrate efficient thermal neutron detection, with the possibility of providing neutron gamma discrimination. We will examine the synthesis and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Homeland Security
  5. New Scintillator for Neutron Detection

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 1012

    Neutron detection is one of the methods used in revealing illicit nuclear materials. Currently, there is an ongoing search for new and better neutron detectors prompted by anticipated shortages of He-3 that is used in many of the current detection systems. This effort proposes and investigation and development of a new thermal neutron and gamma scintillator. The scintillator belongs to already pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Homeland Security
  6. Low Cost, Large Volume 3He Replacement Neutron Detector

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 1012

    Nuclear instrumentation for the detection of thermal neutrons relies heavily upon 3He because of its desirable nuclear properties and physical characteristics. The decline in production combined with increased demand has depleted the 3He stockpile and the supply of 3He is presently insufficient for US needs. The proposed effort seeks to address this problem by developing detector technology to hel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Homeland Security
  7. Use of X-ray Backscatter Imaging to Screen General Aviation Aircraft

    SBC: American Science and Engineering, Inc.            Topic: HSB092001

    In this Phase II effort, American Science & Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) will design, fabricate, test and deliver a mobile X-ray Backscatter one-sided imaging system suitable for examining general aviation aircraft for the presence of weapons, contraband or other proscribed items. The system employs a high resolution X-ray Backscatter imaging module mounted on an omni-directional host platform ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Homeland Security
  8. PULSE Portable Usability Lab for System Evaluation

    SBC: APTIMA, INC.            Topic: HSB0102005

    Usability greatly affects the acceptability, affordability, and overall success of technology. However, the resources that are typically required to ensure usability are substantial, and failing to do so will degrade a system`s ability to support the user`s mission, decrease the perceived value of the technology, and reduce the number of future transition opportunities. Aptima`s Portable Usability ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Homeland Security
  9. Precision Information Environment for Collaborative Emergency Support (PIECES)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: HSB0101003

    Decision makers responding to homeland security incidents must rapidly integrate and manage dynamic, time-sensitive information from a large number of heterogeneous and multimodal information sources accessed through a variety of software applications, all while collaborating in real-time as efficiently as possible. To address these issues, we propose to design and evaluate a Precision Information ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Homeland Security
  10. Modeling of Iris Structure for Homeland Security Applications (MISHA)

    SBC: Retrobids            Topic: HSB0101005

    We propose to develop a physics-based framework for modeling iris texture, image acquisition conditions (in the broad sense) and other real-world effects related to iris biometrics. The framework is coupled to a special statistical procedure that allows generation of large-scale samples of iris images representative of a desired ethnic group. Our approach is based on the physics-based iris modelin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Homeland Security

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