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INL tapped for four R&D awards

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A team of researchers including Josh Daw (pictured here), Richard Skifton, Kurt Davis and Pattrick Calderoni received an R&D 100 Award for their work on High-Temperature Irradiation-Resistant Thermocouples
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Samuel Ramirez, Christopher Becker and Kurt Derr were honored with an R&D 100 Award for their work that will help combat wireless attacks in real time
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Scott Thompson, Robert Schley, James Johnson, David Chichester and Jay Hix are pictured with the Electronic Neutron Generator Calibration System (N-meter)

Four Idaho National Laboratory technologies have been named winners of the annual "R&D 100" Awards. The awards recognize the top 100 revolutionary technologies of 2019.

Nominations come from laboratories and companies across the country and reviewed by more than 40 industry-leading experts.

The INL's four winning technologies were:

Electronic Neutron Generator Calibration System (N-meter)
David Chichester, Scott Thompson, James Johnson, Scott Watson, Robert Schley, Jay Hix

The N-meter is a portable, reusable, and adaptable device that has the capability to calibrate any electronic neutron generator (ENGto help provide law enforcement officers and military personnel with the ability to detect the presence of harmful materials used in chemical, radiological and explosive attacks.

High-Temperature Irradiation-Resistant Thermocouples (HTIR-TC)
Richard Skifton, Josh Daw, Kurt Davis, Pattrick Calderoni

The High-Temperature Irradiation-Resistant Thermocouples (HTIR-TC) can be inserted directly into the fuel centerline to precisely read fuel temperatures at a nuclear reactor's core making them safer and more reliable.

Wireless radio Frequency signal Identification and protocol Reverse Engineering (WiFIRE)
Christopher Becker, Kurt Derr, Samuel Ramirez, Sneha Kasera, Aniqua Baset

WiFIRE helps combat wireless attacks by monitoring wireless networks in real time, giving users the ability to respond to security breaches as they're occurring.

Consequence-driven Cyber-informed Engineering
Robert Smith, Curtis St. Michel, Amanda Belloff, Andy Bochman, Sarah Freeman, Michael Assante

Consequence-driven Cyber-informed Engineering (CCE) is a methodology that provides users with knowledge and skills to protect against and prepare for serious cybert hreats against the nation's critical infrastructure systems

INL researchers were also recognized for their support work for lithium-ion batteries, nuclear power sensors systems, and waste to energy gasification technology, and HELICS monitoring.

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