REAL-TIME DRY PROCESS NON-LIGHT SENSITIVE X-RAY FILM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9809
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael D Lockhart
 (804) 978-7000
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Abstract
BOTH CURRENT (INF) AND PROPOSED (SALT) ARMS CONTROL TREATIES WILL REQUIRE MEANS OF VERIFICATION AND COUNTING OF MISSILES. CURRENT PROVISIONS PRECLUDE LOOKING INSIDE VEHICLES AND UNDER COVERS. ONE METHOD OF VISUALIZING CONTENTS WILL BE BY X-RAY, HOWEVER, CURRENT X-RAY FILMS ARE LIGHT-SENSITIVE AND REQUIRE CHEMICAL PROCESSING AND BECAUSE OF THIS, MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR DIFFICULT ENVIRONMENTS IN THE USSR FOR RAPID ASSESSMENT OF VEHICLE CONTENTS. ALSO, A NEED EXISTS TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN NUCLEAR-ARMED AND CONVENTIONAL CRUISE MISSILES. ONE PROPOSED SOLUTION IS A RADIATION-SENSITIVE DOSIMETRIC TAG ATTACHED TO CONVENTIONALLY ARMED MISSILES WHICH CHANGE COLOR IF A NUCLEAR WARHEAD WERE SUBSTITUTED. THE CONTRACTOR PROPOSES TO ADAPT ITS USP 4,699,872 FOR AN INSTANT NON-SILVER, DRY PROCESS X-RAY FILM USING THERMAL DEVELOPMENT INTO A REAL-TIME FILM BASED ON ADVANCED CHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES. PROVING THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS WOULD ALSO PROVE THE FEASIBILITY OF HAVING A RADIATION-SENSITIVE, COLOR CHANGE, DOSIMETRIC TAG.

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