Positronics Research LLC

4001 Office Court Drive, Suite 303
Sante Fe, NM 87507
http://www.pr-llc.com
6 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 7
Total Value of Awards $4.6MM
First Award Date 03/29/02
Most Recent Award Date 12/27/04

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Smith Dr. Gerald A. Smith 5 Message
Thode Dr. Lester E. Thode 2 Message

7 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Topic: DTRA04-012
Budget: 12/27/04 - 06/22/05

Penetrating radiation holds the greatest promise as a non-intrusive means of destroying biological and chemical agents inside sealed containers, if the appropriate form is used. There are two recognized means including exposure to neutrons or application of pulses of gamma rays. Because of the pervasiveness of neutrons and the extremely large th...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF03-143
Budget: 03/08/04 - 12/08/05

Positronics Research LLC (PRLLC) has developed a novel device capable of high-density (> 10^12/cc) storage of positrons in the form of stable neutral Positronium (Ps) atoms. Research completed to date at PRLLC on the Positronium Storage Ring (PSR) shows that long-term positron storage of ~ 10^15-18 may be possible in the future. A positron (...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF03-143
Budget: 05/22/03 - 02/22/04

The objective of this proposal is to design a neutral atom, stabilized positronium storage ring for accumulation of at least 10^15 atoms for periods of days or longer. The design will parallel as much as possible recent developments in storage of neutral atoms with permanent electric dipole moments. Radial confinement on the atom is based on the...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF02-170
Budget: 03/27/03 - 03/27/05

Having established the feasibility of the virtual positron experiment (VPE) in Phase I, the objective of the Phase II proposal is to utilize three-dimensional particle-in-cell capability to investigate standard and novel injection, trapping, and extraction concepts for positron confinement experiments. Standard injection, trapping, and extractio...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF02-170
Budget: 05/20/02 - 02/20/03

The objective of this proposal is to establish the feasibility of a virtual-positron experiment by demonstrating the viability of large-scale, three-dimensional particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation to understand antimatter confinement experiments. The virtual positron experiment is a numerical approximation of an antimatter experiment, including th...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF01-156
Budget: 03/29/02 - 03/31/05

The objective of this proposal is to store large numbers of positrons, also called antielectrons, for long periods of time. Antimatter has the largest specific energy known to humankind, i.e. 180 MJ/microgram. An ordnance package containing micrograms of positrons stored for days would comprise an extremely powerful, lethal and revolutionary wea...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF01-156
Budget: 03/29/02 - 03/29/07

The objective of this proposal is to store large numbers of positronium atoms, bound quantum states of electrons and positrons, for long periods of time. Antimatter has the largest specific energy known to humankind, i.e. 180 MJ/microgram. An ordnance package containing micrograms of positrons stored for days would comprise an extremely powerf...