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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. Developing Silicon Nanowire Sensors to Measuring Host-Cell Proteins at a Biomanufacturing Line

    SBC: Advanced Silicon Group            Topic: None

    Our biosensor is made of silicon nanowire arrays functionalized with antibodies to measure the concentration of specific proteins. In this grant we will take a sensor that has been demonstrated for use in measuring a set of generic host cell proteins and we will apply the sensor to measure a set of proteins for a specific cell line. In doing so, we will demonstrate the utility of our sensor to be ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Multimode Chiroptical Spectrometer for Nanoparticle Characterization

    SBC: Applied Nanofluorescence LLC            Topic: None

    This project will develop a new scientific instrument optimized for the advanced characterization of near-infrared fluorescent nanoparticles that can exist as left- or right-handed structures (enantiomers). Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are the leading current example of such nanomaterials. Applied NanoFluorescence, LLC (ANF) proposes a novel multi-mode chiroptical spectrometer that can ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Data-Driven Technology Discovery Methodologies

    SBC: Semandex Networks Inc.            Topic: DTRA162005

    During the Phase I effort, Semandex Networks and its team developed a prototype capability to detect trends in research publications by automatically identifying emerging concepts within the data. The implemented capability provides insights into past and

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Alternative Signature Detectors for Long Range Nuclear Material Identification

    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 sour ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Secure Email Agent Using the Domain Name System (DNS) as a Trust Infrastructure

    SBC: GRIER FORENSICS, LLC            Topic: 9020377R

    Although protocols for securing email have been available for over twenty years, these protocols, by nature of their use of asymmetric cryptography, require users to have the public key or certificate of the correspondents. Grier Forensics will develop technology to use the Domain Name System (DNS) to distribute certificates and keys, making email secure, authenticated, and confidential, curbing t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Design Combined Effects Explosives (CEX) Using Numerical Simulations

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: DTRA122006

    Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc. (CRAFT Tech) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have teamed up to provide DTRA with an innovative approach to develop new combined effects explosives (CEX) formulations. CEX represent a class of recently-developed aluminized explosives seeking to provide the performance of both (i) high-energy explosives and (ii) high-blast explo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. ANALYSIS OF HANE 0-10 SECOND MHD EMP

    SBC: AUSTIN RESEARCH ASSOCIATES            Topic: N/A

    MODELING OF THE AMBIENT AND PROMPT IONOSPHERIC REGIONS IN A THIN LAYER APPROXIMATION ALLOWS AN EFFICIENT METHOD OF DETERMINING THE TIME EVOLUTION, PROPAGATION, AND SIGNAL STRENGTH OF THE 0-10 SECOND MHD EMP ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH ALTITUDE NUCLEAR DETONATIONS.

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. HIGH PRESSURE FIBER OPTIC SENSOR FOR NUCLEAR TEST INSTRUMENTATION

    SBC: GEO-CENTERS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE GOAL OF THIS PHASE I EXPERIMENTAL EFFORT IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING AN OPTICAL GLASS AS A SENSING ELEMENT FOR VERY HIGH PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS. CURRENTLY, PIEZO-ELECTRIC GAUGES ARE TYPICALLY USED. AS THESE SENSORS ARE ELECTRICAL IN NATURE, THEY ARE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) WHICH IS CREATED IN A NUCLEAR EVENT. THE PROPOSED FIBER OPTIC SENSOR BASED ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. RV COMPOSITE MATERIAL/PAYLOAD NH&S INTERACTION INVESTIGATION

    SBC: TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT GROUP, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE NEED TO REDUCE WEIGHT IN REENTRY VEHICLE (RV) DESIGNS HAS BECOME A CRITICAL ISSUE WITHIN THE RV DESIGN COMMUNITY. AS SUCH, RV DESIGNERS ARE LOOKING TO THE USE OF HIGH STRENGTH TO WEIGHT RATIO MATERIALS SUCH AS THAT OFFERED BY GRAPHITE EPOXY AS A REPLACEMENT FOR THOSE STRUCTURAL MATERIALS CURRENTLY IN PLACE. THIS PHASE I PROGRAM SHALL INVESTIGATE THE IMPACT OF TYPICAL RV NUCLEAR HARDNESS REQUIR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. NUCLEAR EFFECTS SIMULATION

    SBC: GENERAL SCIENCES INC            Topic: N/A

    A NOVEL SET OF HIGHLY EXOTHERMIC AND ESSENTIALLY GASLESS (CONDENSED PHASE) REACTIONS WILL BE INVESTIGATED IN ORDER TO SELECT THE COMPOSITION WHICH PROVIDES THE MOST APPROPRIATE METHOD OF SIMULATING RADIANT FLUXES EQUIVALENT TO THOSE ENCOUNTERED IN NUCLEAR AIR BLASE ENVIRONMENTS. THE PROPOSED CONCEPT IS CAPABLE OF GENERATING PEAK TEMPERATURES IN EXCESS OF 3200 DEG K AND RADIATION FLUXES UP TO 200 C ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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