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  1. Knowledge Exploitation and Population for Event Reasoning (KEPLER) Phase II

    SBC: LANGUAGE COMPUTER CORPORATION            Topic: DTRA143005

    In Phase II of KEPLER, we will develop a prototype Knowledge Base (KB) expansion system that employs rich common-sense knowledge resources to perform high-quality scalable inference over a KB. The system will be able to (1) extract event parameters, event constructs, ontological relationships, definitional effects and inferences, and quantitative expectations from open text and structured resource ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Advanced Fast Shutter for Debris Mitigation

    SBC: HYPERION TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC.            Topic: DTRA143007

    In an effort to development more robust optical system coatings DTRA, in collaboration with Sandia National Labs, is working to characterize the degradation of optical materials for space systems when exposed to high intensely EUV/ cold x-rays. The experiments utilizes the Double Eagle z-pinch facility which generates high current, high voltage arc pinch plasma to produce an intense EUV and cold x ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Integrated Multi-mode Handheld RIID

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA152007

    The goal of the project is to develop a handheld instrument that detects, identifies, and categorizes radioactive sources based on gamma, thermal-, and fast-neutron signatures. Existing radioisotope identification devices (RIIDs) are typically biased toward gamma spectroscopy; some instruments may use an additional inefficient neutron counter in form of a He-3 tube. The recent development of mat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. High Performance Computing (HPC) Application Performance Prediction & Profiling Tools

    SBC: Ep Analytics, Inc            Topic: DTRA152003

    EP Analytics Inc. will develop and commercialize a suite of easy-to-use performance profiling and prediction tools for characterizing the performance and energy efficiency of High Fidelity computer codes. DTRA uses High Fidelity codes to investigate weapon effects phenomenology and techniques for countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). End-to-end High Fidelity simulations in support of the D ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. JOLTER: Joint Learning of Topics, Entities, Events and Relations

    SBC: LANGUAGE COMPUTER CORPORATION            Topic: DTRA152005

    In Phase II of JOLTER, we will develop several extensions and improvements upon the probabilistic graphical models developed in Phase I for discovering topics, entities, and relations jointly. The system will be able to (1) Discover and extend hierarchies of topics, entities, and relations; (2) Discover categories for events, multiway relations, and their roles; (3) Conditionalize the topics, ent ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Novel Mixed-mode TCAD-Commercial PDK Integrated Flow for Radiation Hardening By Design

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: DTRA16A003

    Cost-effective application of advanced commercial electronics technologies in DoD space systems requires early development of radiation-hardened-by-design (RHBD) techniques, and use of simulations is critical to the efficiency of this process. CFDRC has developed an integrated, mixed-mode simulation approach allowing their NanoTCAD device physics simulator to interface with commercial circuit simu ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. Compact Laser Drivers for Photoconductive Semiconductor Switches (16-RD-863)

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: DTRA16A004

    Compact Electromagnetic Pulse Module (EMP) capable of being arranged in series-parallel planar or cylindrical arrays is needed to simulate nuclear weapon effects. High gain optically triggered photoconductive semiconductor switches (PCSS) based on Gallium arsenide (GaAs) with low timing jitter enables the development of planar or phased arrays of modular EMP or High Power Microwave (HPM) sources. ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Production of Chemical Reagents for Prompt-Agent-Defeat Weapons

    SBC: NALAS ENGINEERING SERVICES INC            Topic: DTRA14B001

    Nalas Engineering and Johns Hopkins University collaborated in a Phase I STTR program to study reactive mixtures of HI3O8 and nanocomposite fuels previously developed by the Weihs Group. These fuel/oxidizer mixtures are uniquely able to simultaneously produce heat and biocidal iodine gas, a combination designed to destroy biological weapons. The team at Nalas focused on evaluating conditions for p ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. Portable System with Li Foil MWPC Neutron Detectors

    SBC: Radiation Detection Technologies, Inc.            Topic: DTRA14B005

    At the completion of the research and development effort a Li-foil multi-wire proportional counter (MWPC) neutron detector with more than 625-cm2 of active area will be included in a portable radiation detection system. The system is expected to outperform the standards set by the ANSI N42.53 standards, and gamma-ray rejection ratio (GRR) of 1.0x10-8 or better. A gamma-ray spectrometer for isotope ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Production of Inactivated Vaccines Using Supralethal Irradiation

    SBC: BIOLOGICAL MIMETICS, INC.            Topic: DTRA14B002

    The discovery and commercial development of licensed vaccines often take many years of research followed by years of pre-clinical and clinical development. We propose to assess the feasibility of using a novel irradiation-inactivation technology to develop vaccines more rapidly. The technology utilizes a manganese-peptide complex to protect antigenic proteins from ionizing radiation while allowing ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency

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