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Accession Number DE2013-1070091
Title Site-Directed Research and Development FY 2012 Annual Report.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 235p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The reports included in this report are for project activities that occurred from October 2011 through September 2012. These reports describe in detail the discoveries, achievements, and challenges encountered by our talented and enthusiastic principal investigators (PIs). Many of the reports describe R&D efforts that were successful in their pursuits and resulted in a positive outcome or technology realization. As weve stated before, and continue to stress, in some cases the result is a negative finding, for instance a technology is currently impractical or out of reach. This can often be viewed erroneously as a failure, but is actually a valid outcome in the pursuit of high-risk research, which often leads to unforeseen new paths of discovery. Either result advances our knowledge and increases our ability to identify solutions and/or likewise avoid costly paths not appropriate for the challenges presented. The SDRD program continues to provide an unfettered mechanism for innovation and development that returns multifold to the NNSS mission. Overall the program is a strong R&D innovation engine, benefited by an enhanced mission, committed resources, and sound competitiveness to yield maximum benefit. The 23 projects described exemplify the creativity and ability of a diverse scientific and engineering talent base. The efforts also showcase an impressive capability and resource that can be brought to find solutions to a broad array of technology needs and applications relevant to the NNSS mission and national security.
Keywords Detectors
Materials science
National security
Nevada National Security Site
Nevada test site
Research and development
Technology innovation

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77 - Nuclear Science & Technology
46 - Physics
68 - Environmental Pollution & Control
Corporate Author Nevada Test Site (AEC), Las Vegas
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number DE-AC52-06NA25946

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