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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. Heterdyne Interferometer for Triggering Gas Puff PRSs

    SBC: HY-Tech Research Corp.            Topic: N/A

    Large X-ray generators using gas fill loads are a key element in the DTRA simulator program. Consistent relative timing between the injection of the gas shell and the generator current pulse is crucial to producing consistent, high-yield x-ray pulses.To that end HY-Tech proposes replacing existing high voltage trigger pin technology, with a sensitive, all fiber-optic heterodyne interferometer ba ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. SNAPSHOT: A System for Predicting Human Physical Traits from Sample DNA

    SBC: PARABON NANOLABS, INC.            Topic: DTRA102007

    OBJECTIVE: Develop a Forensic DNA Analysis Kit for Genetic Intelligence that can be used on unknown human DNA samples collected from the battlefield to provide information about the individual who deposited the sample, such as potential ethnicity, height, eye color, hair color, age, sex, and/or facial features. The kit should leverage Short Tandem Repeats (STR), Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (S ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Development of Photoconductive Semiconductor Switch

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: DTRA102010

    OBJECTIVE: Advanced pulsed power switching technologies are needed to enable future nuclear weapon effects (NWE) experimentation capabilities and concepts for the active interrogation of special nuclear materials (SNM). The objective of this research is to advance the state of the art of high-gain optically-triggered switches by increasing the current density (to>1000 A/cm) and voltage hold-off ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Omnidirectional Photonic Electric Field Sensor for Diagnosing Nuclear Weapons Effects

    SBC: Srico Inc            Topic: DTRA102011

    High energy X-ray pulse sources used in nuclear weapons effects (NWE) tests can produce electromagnetic pulses through system generated electromagnetic pulse (SGEMP) effects. Improved diagnostics for NWE experiments is motivated by the need to accurately measure the test environment and to model the response of devices under test with reduced overall uncertainties in the presence of high energy X- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Numerical Model of Subsurface Transport of Noble Gases in Fractured Geologic Media for Detection and Identification of Subsurface Nuclear Explosion Te

    SBC: MODERN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: DTRA111002

    Surface detection of specific radioisotopes of the noble gases xenon and argon are essential for detection and discrimination of underground nuclear explosions. We propose a unique combination of numerical modeling and stable isotope release experiments to enhance the predictability of subsurface transport of the noble gases of interest. Our proposed research will identify and quantify the physi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Cooperative RF-Trail Based closed, confined, and constrained Environment Navigation System

    SBC: PRIXARC, LLC            Topic: DTRA182002

    Small multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are well suited for sensing and situational awareness missions in closed, confined, and constrained (C3) environments. However, autonomous navigation of small VTOL UAVs is very challenging in C3 environments. Current state of the art navigation methods uses vision and LIDAR to build a map, localize, and plan paths.These methods tend to be computatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. High-Fidelity Diagnostics of Aerosols and Vapors at High Temperatures and Pressures

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: DTRA182003

    There is a need to improve the understanding of physical and chemical processes involved in the evolution of chemical warfare agent (CWA) simulant aerosols and vapors that are interacting with combustion, deflagration, and detonation products. However, the measurement of aerosols and vapors is very challenging because of limited knowledge of the photophysics at varying temperatures and pressures, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Automated pattern recognition methods to identify nuclear explosions

    SBC: Acorn Science & Innovation, Inc.            Topic: DTRA182005

    Reliable automated pattern recognition in the current system is limited by excessive noise and clutter combined with insufficient and/or ambiguous features. Our team consisting of AcornSI and Leidos thus propose a multi-step approach based on the combined effects of improved detection, feature extraction, phase identification, and global association.A key innovation here is creating a new classifi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency

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