Agent Defeat using Proton Accelerator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-08-P-0028
Agency Tracking Number: T081-008-0016
Amount: $99,943.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: DTRA08-008
Solitcitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
Duns: 074689217
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rabi Bhattacharya
 Div Dir/Prin Research Scientist
 (937) 426-6900
 rbhattacharya@ues.com
Business Contact
 Bryce Skinn
Title: Business Relations Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: bskinn@ues.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this program is to develop a capability for a field deployable proton accelerator system that can generate high energy protons to neutralize concentrated masses of bio-agents held in steel storage drums. The Phase I research and development will involve conceptual design of a compact field deployable proton accelerator capable of delivering protons of energy >100 MeV, and studying the effect of energetic proton irradiation of bio-agents. Specifically, selected bio-agents will be irradiated at various proton energies, doses and flux rates and detailed toxicological investigations will be carried out. These data will be utilized to define the engineering requirements of a compact high energy proton accelerator.

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