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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. High Fidelity Modeling of Building Collapse with Realistic Visualization of Resulting Damage and Debris

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: DTRA082005

    The proposed Phase II effort investigates innovative finite element formulations, alternative structural modeling procedures and modern parallel computational strategies to improve the computational performance of high fidelity simulation software for modeling the progressive collapse behavior of blast damaged buildings. Its goal is to reduce the time required to compute and visualize high fideli ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. An Integrated, Field Portable DNA Profiler for Forensics

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: DTRA092003

    For various defense agencies, DNA profiling can reduce, eliminate and counter threats from unconventional warfare and WMDs. Rapid forensic DNA analysis on suspicious materials can provide crucial information on individuals involved in such activities, and this information can supply national defense personnel and warfighters with increased situational awareness. Currently in forensic DNA profili ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. 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
  4. Standoff Detection of Nuclear Materials Using CNT-Based D2 Plasma Ion Source

    SBC: Applied Nanotech, Inc.            Topic: DTRA082004

    Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI) proposes to develop a novel neutron generator based on electron impact ionization from a carbon nanotube (CNT) electron source. Our proposed approach is aimed at providing significant advantages for man-portable or UAV deployment. It will provide significant advantages over existing neutron or gamma-ray sources in terms of size, weight and power efficiency without co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Field-Deployable, High Resolution, High Pressure Xenon Gamma Ray Spectrometer

    SBC: PROPORTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: DTRA05006

    There is a need for the detection and characterization of specific radioisotopes in the interest of homeland security, treaty verification, and customs. Current high resolution spectrometers require operating temperatures at liquid nitrogen levels and are highly expensive to maintain. Other spectrometers which operate at room temperatures do not afford the resolution required to distinguish and id ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Engineering Models for Damage to Structural Components Subjected to Internal Blast Loading

    SBC: PROTECTION ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LLC            Topic: DTRA08006

    Algorithms are needed for fast-running engineering models that predict damage levels of structural members subject to the blast environment from high explosives detonated inside a building (i.e., internal explosions). These algorithms will be used as part of vulnerability analyses that quickly assess building blast damage from internal explosion scenarios associated with terrorist threats, mission ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. Rad Effects in Semiconductor Electronics

    SBC: Silicon Space Technology Corporation            Topic: DTRA05001

    Silicon Space Technology and team member ATK Mission Research, along with Jazz Semiconductor, propose to demonstrate a comprehensive methodology for TCAD simulation using leading-edge Synopsys tools. These tools are capable of 3-D process and device simulation, enabling Mixed-Mode simulations studies of radiation particles with silicon devices and their response to the circuit. We will collabora ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Engineering Models for Damage to Structural Components Subjected to Internal Blast Loading

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: DTRA08006

    Weidlinger Associates Inc. proposes to develop effective technology for simulating explosive detonations within civil buildings where the propagation of airblast and failure of weak internal walls are strongly coupled. We will conduct a field test program designed to complement other internal detonation testing efforts such as DTRA''s Distinct Cobra, expanding the available database. We will perfo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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