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  1. A Robust, Machine Independent, Software Toolkit for Topology Aware Process Mapping on Distributed Memory HPC Architectures

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: DTRA172002

    A significant performance gap exists between the theoretical number of Floating Point Operations (FLOPS) that a HPC machine is capable of sustaining and the number of FLOPS realized by real-world HPC applications. One of the principle reasons for this gap is the parasitic work that computational processes must do to communicate with one another. It has been shown that this communication work can b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Data-Driven Technology Discovery Application

    SBC: Semandex Networks Inc.            Topic: DTRA162005

    Automatically identifying emerging technologies and research trends from the high volume of the worlds scientific publications is of great significance in order to stay ahead of the critical advances that impact the development of new and disruptive technologies. Semandex and Barnstorm will implement a prototype tool, INSIGHT, that will scan large datasets from web content services and perform ana ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Indirect Detection of Radiological and Nuclear Threats by Secondary Effects in Electromagnetic Materials

    SBC: PNTS INCORPORATED            Topic: DTRA133002

    ABSTRACT: The PNTS team has team has defined a schema using an active metamaterial exhibiting an externally driven electromagnetic response driven by the sensing of external radiation effects. The novel, groundbreaking concept, employs a semiconductor slab hosting BENEFITS: The team feels that its novel capabilities, with the potential for low cost for manufacturing and implementation, in the mos ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Scalable Single- and Multi-"Boule"Bulk GaN Substrate HVPE Production Tool

    SBC: STRUCTURED MATERIALS INDUSTRIES, INC.            Topic: DTRA122001

    GaN-based devices are currently grown on foreign substrates such as SiC and Al2O3, due to the lack of high quality GaN substrates. It is well known that the use of foreign substrates limits device performance due to a high dislocation density in the GaN film. Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) has developed a hybrid HVPE approach to grow high quality GaN device films. In this SBIR proj ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Continuous Wave Compressive Sensing Terahertz Spectrometer for Low Vapor Pressure Standoff Detection

    SBC: Princeton Nanotechnology Systems LLC            Topic: DTRA092005

    PNTS proposes to develop a truly novel implementation of eye-safe terahertz (THz) spectroscopy that is unprecedented in the standoff detection regime for accuracy, low cost, and portability. PNTS has teamed with SC&A, Inc., and researchers from the University of Memphis to create a world class team of research and development personnel. We are proposing a continuous wave terahertz (THz-CW) spect ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Alternative Detection Approaches for Nuclear Materials

    SBC: Dymas Research Incorporated            Topic: DTRA082004

    Standoff detection of nuclear materials continues to be one of the most critical tasks that security specialists must confront in a wide variety of applications, both military and civilian. There have been several approaches for standoff nuclear material detection. Each of them utilizes a different fundamental property of nuclear materials to improve the sensitivity of detection. In this SBIR prog ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. Hybrid Reactive Materials for Thermobaric Weapons

    SBC: REACTIVE METALS, INC.            Topic: DTRA06010

    It is proposed to produce and evaluate hybrid powders containing highly reactive filler coated by or embedded into a matrix of readily boiling, combustible binder. The binder material, such as paraffin wax and Viton-like rubber, are expected to ignite and burn within the expanding fireball while the reactive filler remains at the relatively low temperature at which the binder boils, and thus rema ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Standoff Detection of IED Laden Vehicles to Include Next Generation WMD Dispersal Device Defeat

    SBC: Dymas Research Incorporated            Topic: DTRA06008

    Standoff detection of improvised explosive devices continues to be one of the most critical tasks that security specialists must confront in a wide variety of applications, both military and civilian. There have been several approaches for standoff explosive detection. Each of them utilizes a different fundamental property of explosives to improve the sensitivity of detection. In this SBIR program ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. Hybrid Reactive Materials for Thermobaric Weapons

    SBC: REACTIVE METALS, INC.            Topic: DTRA06010

    It is proposed to develop hybrid powders containing highly reactive filler coated by or embedded into a matrix of readily boiling, combustible binder. The binder materials, such as paraffin wax or red phosphorus are expected to ignite and burn within the expanding fireball while the reactive filler remains at the relatively low temperature at which the binder boils, and thus remains protected fro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Thermobaric Explosives Modified to Emit Ultraviolet Radiation

    SBC: EXOTHERM CORP.            Topic: DTRA04012

    It is proposed to achieve partial conversion of the visible emission spectrum of burning aluminum into the ultraviolet range. This work is motivated by the search for effective means to defeat biological weapons by munitions employing ultraviolet germicidal radiation (UVGI). It is proposed that aluminized thermobaric formulations can be modified to deploy airborne particulates with nonlinear opt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency

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