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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. 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
  4. Hardware-in-the-Loop Scintillation Simulator for MILSATCOM links in a Nuclear Disturbed Communication Environment

    SBC: Echo Ridge, LLC            Topic: DTRA172006

    Echo Ridge proposes to deliver a Hardware-in-the-Loop RF environment emulator with high fidelity scintillation simulation within which propagation models will in real-time accurately simulate a nuclear-disturbed environment for testing MILSATCOM communications links. The emulator will accommodate the attachment of physical devices (MILSATCOM communications link equipment or simulators), and/or mod ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. BASALTBiosecurity Assessment using Semantic Analysis of Life-sciences Text

    SBC: DECISIVE ANALYTICS CORPORATION            Topic: DTRA172004

    The BASALT (Biosecurity Assessment using Semantic Analysis of Life sciences Text) system accelerates the process of DURC (Dual Use Research of Concern) review by automatically the detecting of concepts of concern in research proposals. Concepts of concern are statements expressed as phrases, sentences, or even whole paragraphs, that evoke ideas related to the 15 pathogens and 7 experimental catego ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. 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
  7. IED neutralization from an airborne platform

    SBC: Imsar LLC            Topic: DTRA182001

    In cooperation with the Joint Improvised-threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) and the U.S. Army, IMSAR LLC demonstrated its radar systems' ability to successfully detect IED emplacements from the RQ-7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). As part of the Armys ShadowSAR program, IMSAR operated and maintained these Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors for 4years in support of Operation Enduring Freed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Additive Manufacturing of All Solid-State Batteries with Novel Electrode Architectures

    SBC: Storagenergy Technologies, Inc.            Topic: DTRA172005

    Supercapacitors have attracted considerable recent attentions due to their high-power density, and long cycle life. Unfortunately, the energy density of supercapacitors is too low to meet these applications requiring an energy supply for longer periods (hours or days). Storagenergy Technologies Inc. proposes to develop a superior all solid-state battery (ASSB) fabricated by additive manufacturing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency

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