BETATRON SOFT KILL DEVICE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9447
Amount: $49,952.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4300 San Mateo Blvd Ne - Ste A, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James H Boschma
 (205) 882-9394
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Research Institution
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Abstract
A FEASIBILITY STUDY IS PROPOSED ON A NOVEL CONCEPT FOR DESIGN OF AN ELECTRONIC KILL (SOFT KILL) DEVICE. THE CONCEPT UTILIZES CONVENTIONALMEANS TO DELIVER A HIGH ENERGY RADIATION PRODUCING DEVICE (A "BETATRON") IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THREAT WEAPON SYSTEMS, THEREBY DESTROYING ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS INTEGRATED INTO, OR IN SUPPORT OF, THREAT WEAPON SYSTEMS. AS THE BETATRON COLLAPSES UNDER PRESSURE FROM HIGH EXPLOSIVES CONTAINED IN THE DELIVERY SYSTEM, IT FORWARD SCATTERS HIGH ENERGY GAMMA RADIATION IN A CONE-LIKE GEOMETRY, PRODUCING A HIGH PROBABILITY OF PERMANENT DAMAGE TO ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITHIN THE CONE OF RADIATION. PREVIOUS RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORY UNDER THE CODE NAME "DELPHI", FOR THE OFFICE OF STRATEGIC DEFENSE; AND BETATRON RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY BOTH U.S. AND SOVIET SOURCES SUPPORTS THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS DEVICE.

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