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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. Semiconductor Neutron Detector

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: HSB0151009

    We propose to develop a thermal neutron detection module based on LiInSe2 semiconductor material as an alternative to He-3 detectors. While recent depletion of He-3 gas is the main driving force behind development of He-3 replacements, other issues with He-3 tubes such as a pressurized vessel used and microphonic issues are also important factors in handheld and portable detectors. LiInSe2 offers ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  2. TlBr Detectors for Radiation Pagers

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: HSB0151009

    RMD is proposing to construct a compact detector module utilizing a TlBr semiconductor device as the radiation sensitive element. While designed for pager applications, the highly efficient nature of TlBr and its spectroscopic potential will produce a detector technology that should greatly expand the capabilities of these instruments. The development will first require an evaluation of large vol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  3. Shielded SNM Detection with Gravity Gradiometry

    SBC: AOSense, Inc.            Topic: HSB0151008

    We propose to develop a cold-atom gravity gradiometer for nonintrusive, passive detection of shielded special nuclear material (SNM) inside a human occupied vehicle. Both SNM and SNM shielding consist of high-Z materials that are substantially denser than background. Previous theoretical studies have demonstrated the efficacy of gravity tomography for identification of shielded SNM. The propose ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  4. Photochemical ClO2 Decontaminant for Biological Agent Neutralization

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: HSB0142001

    DHS requires the ability to respond to an attack with biological agents. Specifically, it requires a decontaminant to kill anthrax spores on building exteriors and interiors, and even large outdoor areas. In this proposal we describe an innovative bio-agent decon technology that is particularly suitable for decon over wide areas; and as far as we are aware, no other technology in development can ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  5. Laser Exposure Measurement Device

    SBC: Optra, Inc.            Topic: HSB0142004

    The widespread use and deployment of laser systems in the public domain has led to the need for laser exposure measurement systems that operate over wide spectral range and provide sufficient dynamic range to measure exposure relative to maximum permissible exposure (MPE) limits and establish normal hazard zones (NHZ). OPTRA, Inc. proposes a solution based on multiple detector arrays, custom CMOS ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  6. Inversion Engine: A Custom Hardware/Software/Algorithmic Solution for Fast MBIR Imaging

    SBC: HIGH PERFORMANCE IMAGING LLC            Topic: HSB0142003

    Model-based image reconstruction (MBIR) has been demonstrated to have great potential value in a variety of DHS applications including baggage and cargo CT scanning. However, while MBIR has the potential to reduce artifacts and increase resolution, the computational requirements remain a barrier to its application. High Performance Imaging LLC seeks to create and commercialize the InversionEngin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  7. A Handheld Multi-Gas Sensor Based on Selective Gas Adsorption on Mass Transducers

    SBC: Matrix Sensors, Inc.            Topic: HSB0142006

    We propose to develop a portable, rugged, handheld multi-gas sensor that is well within the solicitation requirements. We will leverage a mature class of mass sensors that include capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs). These sensors boast extraordinary sensitivity to changes in mass (e.g. 50 femtograms) and are used today in several applications including high resolution ultrason ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  8. Downed Power Line Sensor

    SBC: SKY SIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: HSB0142005

    The proposed SkySight Technologies Downed Power Line Sensor will detect and alert to the presence of a downed power line and its energized status through a sensor on the power line. In the event of a downed power line, an alert message is sent via wireless network to the utility provider regarding the lines energized status. A concurrent visual onsite indicator flashes to alert first responders an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  9. Rapid Low-Cost Biological Warefare Decontamination

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: HSB0142001

    Lynntech, Inc. proposes the use of a novel oxidant as a powdered concentrate, that when dissolved in water, yields a potent sporicidal solution capable of reducing spores by greater than 6-logs on a variety of surfaces. The sporicidal formulation will be tested on concrete, wood, galvanized metal, glass, plastic and painted wallboard to determine if the formulation will reduce spores but not harm ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  10. Miniature, Rugged Vacuum System for Portable Mass Spectrometers

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: HSB0102002

    The Department of Homeland Security, the military, and civilian first responders have an urgent need for sensitive detectors of harmful materials such as biological and chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, and explosives. Handheld instruments must be sensitive, be able to detect a wide variety of target compounds in a matter of seconds, reliably discriminate between innocuous and h ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Homeland Security

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