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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. Machine Learning-based Capability for Radioactive and Nuclear Threat Detection and Identification

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: DTRA162001

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop an Advanced Learning-Enabled Threat Search (ALERTS) software to significantly enhance detection range and source classification accuracy during search for Special Nuclear Materials and other radioactive threats. The software will implement Machine Learning algorithms for automated extraction of spectral and temporal features by training on sets of g ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Long-range SNM detection using alternative signatures

    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 s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Data-Driven Technology Discovery Methodologies

    SBC: SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH LLC            Topic: DTRA162005

    We propose to develop Prediction of Emergent SCIENce & Technology (PRESCIENT), a system that mines a text corpus of scientific patents and publications to discovers emerging technologies that may impact WMD or CWMD. PRESCIENT will take as input a diverse corpus of patents and publications, including metadata about contributing authors and organizations, and will produce as output alerts with timel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Thermal and Fast Neutron Multiplicity Counter

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA162007

    Neutron multiplicity can provide effective detection and identification of shielded Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) based on analysis of the time correlated neutron multiplicity distribution. RMD is developing a composite detector, consisting of Cs2LiYCl6:Ce (CLYC) scintillator incorporated into dual-mode plastics, which provides an ideal solution for this task. CLYC offers (1) efficient thermal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. MEMS Chip for Chemical Vapor Sampling and Analysis

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: DTRA143003

    Agiltron will develop a new class of chemical vapor analyzers by leveraging Agiltrons development and production of micro-electrical-mechanical systems (MEMS) products and expertise with surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) analysis and film fabrication. Our approach capitalizes on integration of these separate technologies for the first time to generate a unique and novel functionality that f ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Encapsulated HI3O8 Microparticles Phase II

    SBC: AKITA INNOVATIONS LLC            Topic: DTRA143002

    This Phase 2 project will further develop and scale a manufacturing process for the production of 5-25 kilogram quantities of encapsulated HI3O8 with a particle size of approximately 2 m and other sizes as desired by the sponsor. This project addresses the need to develop manufacturing processes and build a production capability for the manufacture of HI3O8 a halogen-containing chemical reagent f ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. Standoff Detector using Large-Volume Advanced Scintillation Materials

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA152008

    From 1993 to 2013, sixteen incidents involving highly enriched uranium associated with illegal activity has been reported to the IAEA.A gun-type of weapon would require roughly 25 kg of highly enriched uranium (HEU), which is easily deployed.Part of the defense is layered detection using standoff detection.Though detection of HEU is difficult, RMD has developed a number of large-volume scintillati ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Reflex Triode

    SBC: KTECH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    "Reflex triode bremsstrahlung sources potentially provide warm X-ray sources (20 keV to 500 keV), capable of generating high doses (~10 cal/g gold) over exposure areas of ~20 cm2. This needed capability allows experimental verification of warm X-ray inducedthermomechanical response, SGEMP, and box IEMP models for achieving component and system certification to hostile environments.In a reflex trio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. Reflex Triode

    SBC: KTECH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    "Reflex triode bremsstrahlung sources potentially provide warm X-ray sources (20 keV to 500 keV), capable of generating high doses (~10 cal/g gold) over exposure areas of ~20 cm2. This needed capability allows experimental verification of warm X-ray inducedthermomechanical response, SGEMP, and box IEMP models for achieving component and system certification to hostile environments.In a reflex trio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Diaphragm Pressure Gauge

    SBC: KTECH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    "Nuclear Weapons Effects Tests (NWET) frequently require that the test article be irradiated in an ultra-clean environment, making survivable shields a necessary part of many debris systems. Survivable shields as large as 12 inches in diameter are requiredbut have yet to be demonstrated in Plasma Radiating Source (PRS) environments. The loads on a survivable shield are a combination of radiation i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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