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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. A FUEL/AIR DRIVE FLUX COMPRESSOR POWER UNIT FOR ELECTROTHERMAL GUNS

    SBC: KTECH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    The Ktech Team proposes a feasibility study of a fuel/air driven flux compression power unit (FCPU) for electric guns. Through variations of inductance gradients and through changes in scale, the proposed technology will be applicable to both electrothermal/chemical and electromagnetic guns. In the Phase 1 effort, we develop simulation models to predict the performance of the flux compression po ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. A Megapixel Gamma Camera for Arms Control Verification

    SBC: Lexitek Inc            Topic: N/A

    Lexitek proposes to develop an imaging gamma-ray detector with 1024 x 1024 pixels for arms control verification. The proposed detector significantly enhances the resolution of fissionable material distribution without compromising energy resolution. The detector consists of a scintillating crystal and associated sensors which determine the energy and position of the scintillation with high spat ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. A NOVEL FIELD PROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAY FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

    SBC: MISSION RESEARCH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    Mission Research Corporation proposes the development of a unique FPGA (field programmable gate array) for applications in space and other military and civilian environments requiring the versatility of reconfigurability with retention of the configuration in an unpowered state. The FPGA will be capable of being configured once and retaining that configuration for a minimum of 10 years even with ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Adiabatic Thermopile for Radiation Dosimetry

    SBC: KTECH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    "Measurements of fluence from a Plasma Radiation Source (PRS) are critical to the performance of accurate Nuclear Weapon Effects (NWE) experiments. Fast, total stopping calorimeters have been demonstrated to provide a robust, reusable, economic sensor forfluence measurements. However, the output of these sensors is a few millivolts and thus high signal to noise recording is difficult to achieve, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. An Improved Plasma Opening Switch for DECADE

    SBC: NumerEx            Topic: N/A

    CURRENT ATTEMPTS TO USE THE PLASMA OPENING SWITCH (POS) FOR DECADE HAVE NOT YET BEEN ENTIRELY SUCCESSFUL DUE TO THE APPARENT INABILITY OF THE SWITCH TO OPEN EFFICIENTLY TO A HIGH-IMPEDENCE LOAD. RESEARCH DIRECTED TOWARD IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE POS IN THE LONG-CONDUCTION TIME REGIME HAS BEEN FRUSTRATED BY THE INABILITY OF COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS TO OPERATE IN THE PARAMETER REGIMES OF INTEREST ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Automated Secondary Phase Detection Using Wavelet Techniques

    SBC: Weston Geophysical Corp.            Topic: N/A

    "The primary objective of this proposed research is to develop a new detector that uses the wavelet transform for accurate, reliable and automatic detection of secondary phases such as Pg, Lg, and pPn. We propose to extend the semi-automatic waveletdetector of Tibuleac and Herrin (1999) to an automatic, multi-component detector for use on both single-component array data as well as three-componen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. 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
  8. Digital Image Generator for Real-Time Display of Nuclear Backgrounds for Optical/Infrared Sensors

    SBC: VISIDYNE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "The team of Visidyne, Inc. and Mission Research Corporation proposes to develop a high-fidelity, real-time Nuclear Optical Dynamic Digital Image Generator (NODDIG) to support the development and testing of algorithms for the mitigation of optical clutterin nuclear environments. The NODDIG concept is a software/hardware digital scene generator. It will complement and support infrared sensors under ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. Digital Image Generator for Real-Time Display of Nuclear Backgrounds for Optical/Infrared Sensors

    SBC: VISIDYNE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "The team of Visidyne, Inc. and Mission Research Corporation proposes to develop a high-fidelity, real-time Nuclear Optical Dynamic Digital Image Generator (NODDIG) to support the development and testing of algorithms for the mitigation of optical clutterin nuclear environments. The NODDIG concept is a software/hardware digital scene generator. It will complement and support infrared sensors under ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Fuel Cells for Arms Control Applications

    SBC: VIATRONIX            Topic: N/A

    Future efforts to verify arms control agreements will require new technologies that are self-contained and man-portable. Potable power will, of course, be needed to energize and maintain this equipment in an unattended mode. Fuel cells offer the bestalternative for these power requirements, because of their high energy and power density. Unfortunately, there is no current fuel cell technology t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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