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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. Alternative Detection Approaches for Nuclear Materials

    SBC: Dymas Research Incorporated            Topic: DTRA082004

    Standoff detection of nuclear materials continues to be one of the most critical tasks that security specialists must confront in a wide variety of applications, both military and civilian. There have been several approaches for standoff nuclear material detection. Each of them utilizes a different fundamental property of nuclear materials to improve the sensitivity of detection. In this SBIR prog ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. High Fidelity Modeling of Building Collapse with Realistic Visualization of Resulting Damage and Debris

    SBC: Applied Science International, LLC            Topic: DTRA082005

    To achieve a superior, more accurate simulation model for next generation progressive collapse of buildings, Applied Science International proposes use of the Applied Element Method (AEM) as the core solver of a fast running software tool for evaluating structural integrity following a blast or other extreme loading event. Due to its simplicity in modeling, speed of computing, constitutive models, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Very Low Cost Photomultiplier Chip for Disposable Gamma Spectrometer

    SBC: Lightspin Technologies Inc            Topic: DTRA082007

    We propose to develop a very low cost Photomultiplier Chip (TM) as a direct replacement for photomultiplier tubes, to help make gamma spectrometers disposably cheap. The detector achieves single-photon sensitivity, wide dynamic range, low gain noise and low dark noise using novel designs in a gallium arsenide-based compound semiconductor. The approach will mitigate risks of scaling to the inch-siz ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. High-Sensitivity Military GPS Receivers for Ground-Users

    SBC: MAYFLOWER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.            Topic: NGA07001

    The overall objective of the HSGR Program is to develop a high sensitivity military GPS receiver to provide reliable GPS navigation, under weak GPS signal conditions, to ground based military GPS users. Mayflower’s approach to meet this HSGR program objective is to design, develop and incorporate “high-sensitivity” signal processing enhancements (namely, Vector Tracking (VT) and Multi-bit GP ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  5. Inexpensive, disposable radiation detectors

    SBC: NANOPTICS, INC.            Topic: DTRA082007

    This proposal concerns the detection of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) by using large networks of small, inexpensive, and robust gamma detectors. These detectors will be deployed where consistent surveillance would be difficult by any other means, like remote mountain trails. The proposal describes a novel gamma detector that is extremely robust and inexpensive. The new scintillation material is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Low cost fieldable gamma-ray spectrometer

    SBC: Novawave Technologies            Topic: DTRA082007

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I proposal seeks to develop a low-cost, compact, and rugged gamma-ray spectrometer that could be deployed in large numbers to provide enhanced security from radiological threats. The proposed approach is based on readily available components that are used in conjunction with proprietary designs and electronics to provide unmatched capabilities. The P ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. Range-Improving, Mid-IR Time Domain Spectroscopic Transceiver for SNM

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: DTRA082004

    To address the DTRA need for standoff detection and identification of special nuclear materials (SNM), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Mid-IR Time Domain Spectroscopic Transceiver (MI-TDST) system. The proposed MI-TDST device operation is based on capturing the characteristic signature of molecules in the environment surrounding SNM. Decomposition of these molecules (id ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Engineering Models for Damage to Structural Components Subjected to Internal Blast Loading

    SBC: PROTECTION ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LLC            Topic: DTRA08006

    Algorithms are needed for fast-running engineering models that predict damage levels of structural members subject to the blast environment from high explosives detonated inside a building (i.e., internal explosions). These algorithms will be used as part of vulnerability analyses that quickly assess building blast damage from internal explosion scenarios associated with terrorist threats, mission ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. Directed Mono-Energetic Gamma Source

    SBC: Radiabeam Technologies, LLC            Topic: DTRA08001

    For long-range active interrogation of Special Nuclear Materials, an intense beam of mono-energetic directed gamma rays is required. In Phase I of this project, RadiaBeam developed the design for such a source, based on Inverse Compton Scattering (ICS), and determined its feasibility. The key innovation in our source is a novel Interaction Region system design, which significantly increases the av ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Engineered Substrates for “Zero-Penalty” Radiation Hardening of Ultra Deep Submicron Commercial Processes

    SBC: RADIATION ASSURED DEVICES, INC.            Topic: DTRA08003

    In this proposed Phase II program we will build on the successful Phase I program where we for the first time implemented engineered epitaxial layers based on nanostructure technology that were used to harden commercial silicon devices against radiation by minimizing collected photocurrents (electron-hole pairs) via recombination centers where we demonstrated that improved radiation hardness could ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency

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