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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. A Novel Cost Effective Method for Growing High Performance Radiation Sensors

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA082007

    Certain lanthanide halides have significantly higher light output than NaI:Tl, the comparison standard for scintillators, plus other important properties, including fast decay times and excellent proportionality. Unfortunately, lanthanide halides grown by traditional melt processes have high production costs and limited availability. Crystals are usually limited to about 5x5 cm2, right cylinder, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. 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
  3. Characterization and Mitigation of Radiation Effects in Quantum Dot Based Nanotechnologies

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: DTRA082001

    For applications in DoD satellite systems, devices based on novel nanomaterials offer significant advantages over traditional technologies in terms of light-weight and efficiency. Examples of such novel devices include quantum dot (QD) based solar cells, photodetectors, radars and sensors. However, the response of these devices to radiation effects is not well understood, and radiation effects mod ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. 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
  5. High Fidelity Modeling of Building Collapse with Realistic Visualization of Resulting Damage and Debris

    SBC: Applied Science International, LLC            Topic: DTRA082005

    To achieve a superior, more accurate simulation model for next generation progressive collapse of buildings, Applied Science International proposes use of the Applied Element Method (AEM) as the core solver of a fast running software tool for evaluating structural integrity following a blast or other extreme loading event. Due to its simplicity in modeling, speed of computing, constitutive models, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Very Low Cost Photomultiplier Chip for Disposable Gamma Spectrometer

    SBC: Lightspin Technologies Inc            Topic: DTRA082007

    We propose to develop a very low cost Photomultiplier Chip (TM) as a direct replacement for photomultiplier tubes, to help make gamma spectrometers disposably cheap. The detector achieves single-photon sensitivity, wide dynamic range, low gain noise and low dark noise using novel designs in a gallium arsenide-based compound semiconductor. The approach will mitigate risks of scaling to the inch-siz ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. Inexpensive, disposable radiation detectors

    SBC: NANOPTICS, INC.            Topic: DTRA082007

    This proposal concerns the detection of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) by using large networks of small, inexpensive, and robust gamma detectors. These detectors will be deployed where consistent surveillance would be difficult by any other means, like remote mountain trails. The proposal describes a novel gamma detector that is extremely robust and inexpensive. The new scintillation material is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Low cost fieldable gamma-ray spectrometer

    SBC: Novawave Technologies            Topic: DTRA082007

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I proposal seeks to develop a low-cost, compact, and rugged gamma-ray spectrometer that could be deployed in large numbers to provide enhanced security from radiological threats. The proposed approach is based on readily available components that are used in conjunction with proprietary designs and electronics to provide unmatched capabilities. The P ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. Range-Improving, Mid-IR Time Domain Spectroscopic Transceiver for SNM

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: DTRA082004

    To address the DTRA need for standoff detection and identification of special nuclear materials (SNM), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Mid-IR Time Domain Spectroscopic Transceiver (MI-TDST) system. The proposed MI-TDST device operation is based on capturing the characteristic signature of molecules in the environment surrounding SNM. Decomposition of these molecules (id ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. The Characterization and Mitigation of Radiation Effects on Nano-technology Microelectronics

    SBC: ROBUST CHIP INC.            Topic: DTRA082001

    Robust Chip Inc. (RCI) and Stanford University (Stanford) propose a project with two main parts: 1. Exploration and development of a combined layout and circuit design methodology for complete protections against both single and multiple single event errors with a minimal circuit and layout overhead. 2. Extension of a unique, combined circuit-substrate, modeling technique for radhard design in ult ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency

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