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Title: Site-Directed Research and Development FY 2014 Annual Report

Abstract

The reports contained herein are for project activities that occurred from October 2013 through September 2014. Project life cycle is indicated under the title as well as the original proposal number (in the following format: site abbreviation--ID #--originating fiscal year; e.g., STL-03-14). Each of the reports describes in detail the discoveries, achievements, and challenges encountered by our principal investigators. As SDRD, by definition, invests in “high-risk” and hopefully “high-payoff” research, the element of uncertainty is inherent. While many of our efforts are “successful” and result in positive outcomes or technology utilization, some fall short of expectations, but cannot be construed as “failure” in the negative sense. The latter is a natural and valid part of the process of advanced research and often leads to unforeseen new pathways to future discovery. Regardless, either result advances our knowledge base and increases our ability to identify solutions and/or avoid costly and unwarranted paths for future challenges. In summary, the SDRD program continues to provide an unfettered mechanism for innovation that returns multifold to our customers, to national security, and to the general public. The program is a vibrant R&D innovation engine, benefited by its discretionary pedigree, enhanced mission spectrum, committed resources, and soundmore » competitiveness to yield maximum taxpayer benefit. The 25 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. Further SDRD performance metrics can be found in the appendix at the end of this report.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Nevada Test Site/National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nevada Test Site/National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Programs (DP) (NA-10)
OSTI Identifier:
1178443
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/25946-2416
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC52-06NA25946
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
SDRD, material studies, instruments, photonics, information sciences

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Bender, H. A.. Site-Directed Research and Development FY 2014 Annual Report. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1178443.
Bender, H. A.. Site-Directed Research and Development FY 2014 Annual Report. United States. doi:10.2172/1178443.
Bender, H. A.. Wed . "Site-Directed Research and Development FY 2014 Annual Report". United States. doi:10.2172/1178443. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1178443.
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