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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 September, 2020.

  1. Standoff Sensing for Low Volatility Chemicals Using Terahertz Radiation-Enhanced-Emission-of-Fluorescence

    SBC: Zomega Terahertz Corporation            Topic: DTRA092005

    We propose a new active optical method to measure time-domain waveform of THz pulse in the vicinity of the target in an omni-directional manner. This method utilizes the THz radiation-enhanced-emission-of-fluorescence from laser-induced air plasma to detect the THz field, which enables the standoff sensing for low volatility chemicals using THz spectroscopy. We have demonstrated its capability of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. SUBMARINE SHOCK LETHALITY STUDIES: AN OBJECTIVE APPROACH FOR LARGE STRAIN CALCULATIONS

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    ADVANCED STRUCTURAL MATERIALS USED IN THE FABRICATION OF SUBMARINES CAN SUSTAIN LARGE STRAINS DURING THE FORMATION PROCESS CAUSED BY EXPLOSIVE LOADINGS. THE COMPUTATIONAL SOLID MECHANICS COMMUNITY HAS RECENTRLY RECOGNIZED SERIOUS SHORTCOMINGS IN CALCULATIONS USING MATERIAL MODELS IN THIS LARGE STRAIN REGION. BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF CALCULATIONS IN UNDERSTANDING THE SHOCK RESPONSE OF SUBMARINE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Modeling and Prediction of Ground Shock Induced by Penetrating Weapons in Spatially Random Geologic Media

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: DTRA04009

    We propose a stochastic-finite-element based methodology to address these requirements: (i) Characterize material variability; (ii) Quantify corresponding ground-shock variability; and (iii) Design instrumentation plan. The site is discretized into N finite-elements; rock properties over this domain are characterized as the components of an N-vector stochastic field. The probabilistic characterist ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. High Fidelity Modeling of Building Collapse with Realistic Visualization of Resulting Damage and Debris

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: DTRA082005

    An approach for performing high fidelity modeling for blast and progressive collapse simulations of buildings will be developed. The modeling approach will allow complete simulations of building response to be performed within several days of computing time on desktop PCs. An 'easy to use' modeling interface will also be demonstrated in this effort. All response regimes will be addressed includi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Optimizing an inexpensive trap and lure for monitoring and management of green june beetle

    SBC: ALPHA SCENTS, INC.            Topic: 812

    Green June beetle (GJB), Cotinis nitida, is an important pest of grapes, peaches, apples and all brambles. The beetles feed on the ripe fruit and inoculate it with fungi which cause fruit decay. As much as 80% of the fruit can be destroyed. Mass GJB outbreaks occur when the fruit is ready for harvest, thus the growers cannot use insecticide sprays (Pre-harvest and re-entry intervals extend beyond ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  6. Simplified synthetic pathway of citrus leafminer pheromone

    SBC: ALPHA SCENTS, INC.            Topic: 82

    The citrus leafminer (CLM), Phyllocnistis citrella, Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), is an exotic pest of citrus originally found in Florida in 1993 followed by Texas in 1994. Feeding damage by CLM predisposes trees to citrus canker. Loss of citrus crop caused by canker is estimated at 10% of a total $1.3 billion on-tree value for all citrus in the U.S. Until recently, only pesticidal spray ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  7. Math & Science Education for Students with Learning Difficulties: Distance Learning Word Problem Intervention Materials

    SBC: LEARNIMATION            Topic: 86

    Math and science and the ability to solve problems in those disciplines lie at the heart of technical innovation and economic security in todays global marketplace. It has been shown that the acquisition of higher skill levels in problem solving can have significant effects on labor market success. For students with learning disabilities, access to the quality math and science education that will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  8. A Novel Catalytic Reactor for Biodiesel Production

    SBC: UNITED ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY, LLC            Topic: 88

    700 million gallons of biodiesel were produced by 144 biodiesel plants in the U.S. in 2008, representing only a tiny fraction of the roughly 40 billion gallons of petroleum diesel used for on-road transportation. Batch process biodiesel production plants are commonly used for biodiesel production. However, the upper average overall volumetric throughput of a batch reactor is relatively low; conseq ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  9. Affordable, Petroleum-Free Green Resins for Manufacture of Composite Building Materials

    SBC: E2E MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: 88

    Pressed wood products, such as furniture and cabinetry, are typically made with formaldehyde-based resins. These resins present two significant drawbacks - 1)there is significant concern about the health effects of formaldehyde and 2)formaldehyde resins are made from petroleum-derived products, a naturally limited resource that contributes to carbon output. There is also a growing global concern a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  10. Research and Development to improve Rural Emergency Medical Services Training using Mobile Simulation

    SBC: HUDSON SIMULATION SERVICE, LLC            Topic: 86

    Nationwide, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) play a crucial health care role in the well being of rural populations. There are substantial challenges within the rural EMS system, including: high costs for providing EMS care to sparsely populated regions, poor access to training and medical supervision, volunteer shortages, high response times and lower levels of training. EMS personnel recruitment ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
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