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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 April, 2020.

  1. UxPRESS: Unmanned Systems PeRception Evaluation Simulation System

    SBC: Neya Systems, LLC            Topic: OSD13HS4

    ABSTRACT: Neya Systems, LLC is proposing to develop the Unmanned Systems PeRception Evaluation Simulation System (UxPRESS). UxPRESS provides significant opportunities to increase the state of the art for autonomy by tightly coupling the development and e

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Nanostructured ZnO for Rad-Hard Microelectronics Components

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA133001

    ABSTRACT: This project is aiming at developing basic semiconductor components (field-effect transistors) that will be deployed in highly radioactive environment (nuclear plants, space, radioactive waste storage facilities). Radiation Monitoring Devices (RMD), Inc. BENEFITS: ANTICIPATED BENEFITS This new concept of radiation-hard microelectronics will be compatible with recent IC technology in ter ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Metal-Oxides as Radiation-Hard Microelectronic Channel Materials

    SBC: Aneeve            Topic: DTRA133001

    ABSTRACT: Metal-oxide devices offer power dissipation advantages such as low standby power dissipation, better defect resilience versus silicon, superior electronic and magnetic properties, and are broadly Si compatible hence their attractiveness and candidacy fo BENEFITS: Radiation hardened microelectronics are critical for future Department of Defense (DoD) systems where devices are required to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. 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
  5. Indirect Detection of Radiological and Nuclear Threats by Non-atmospheric Effect Techniques

    SBC: AKELA INC            Topic: DTRA133002

    ABSTRACT: We propose a concept for the detection of radiological sources at stand-off distances, using a two part system consisting of a detector tag and a radar system. A radiation-sensitive resonant circuit with nonlinear properties (the tag) is placed near a kn BENEFITS: Successful completion of this project will result in one or more circuit designs for detection tags, and theoretical, simula ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Portable Neutron Spectrometer

    SBC: Radiation Detection Technologies, Inc.            Topic: DTRA133003

    ABSTRACT: Proposed is the development of an advanced solid state neutron spectrometer (NeuKopis) with directional resolve, building from prototype instruments that have demonstrated the art-of-the-possible. The intrinsic neutron detection efficiency of the refined BENEFITS: Low power, solid state, compact, rugged, economical, portable

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. A Generic Cross-Platform Perception API for Unmanned Vehicles

    SBC: Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.            Topic: OSD13HS4

    ABSTRACT: Autonomous vehicles lack a standardized mechanism for seamless cross-platform sharing of testing frameworks and evaluations of basic tasks. The ability to execute common tests on various hardware platforms is essential in order to be able to e

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Portable Neutron Detector with Spectroscopic and Directional Sensitivity

    SBC: PROPORTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: DTRA133003

    ABSTRACT: Boron coated straw detectors developed by Proportional Technologies, Inc have proven to perform exceptionally well in many neutron detection applications of interest to DOD. Over the last several years PTI has delivered many systems to government branches BENEFITS: The project will develop a cost effective neutron detector capable of determining both direction and energy content of a neu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. 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
  10. 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

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