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Fifth Gait Campus in Colorado Springs Doubles in Size

September 1, 2020

The Goldflam Lab, Fifth Gait’s leading Survivability Test House, has moved to a larger location. Over the past few years, Fifth Gait has developed a solid reputation and has become a go-to test facility which allowed the Colorado Springs team to double the size of their location. The new site houses a high-tech Dynamic IR Sensor Lab, two customer labs, and a state-of-the-art ESD Test Lab.

MSSREM Paper Published in the Space Weather Journal

August 26, 2020

Members of Fifth Gait’s Applied Physics and Technology Group are published in the prestigious Space Weather Journal. The Mission Specific Solar Radiation Environment Model (MSSREM) is explained in detail, as are the probabilistic modeling techniques used to design custom-built reference environments with user-specific parameters. AGU Space Weather Journal

SIRE2 Toolkit Paper Published in the Space Weather Journal

May 17, 2020

The Fifth Gait team that created the Space Ionizing Radiation Environment and Effects (SIRE2) toolkit has been published again in the Space Weather Journal. An overview of the capabilities in the SIRE2 Toolkit is showcased and examples of applying SIRE2 to satellite orbits and arbitrary trajectories is given. AGU Space Weather Journal.

National Ignition Facility Experiments Continue at Livermore

November 09, 2019

Fifth Gait and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory continue collaborating on the development of sources and diagnostics to support radiation effects experiments at the National Ignition Facility. The team deploys 3 user DIMs and performs 4 NIF shots in a single day.

DoD Rapid Innovation Fund: The XTRRA Cassette

April 15, 2019

Fifth Gait Technologies, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Naval Research Laboratory develops the XTRRA cassette with support of the DoD Rapid Innovation Fund. The XTRRA cassette is now used by multiple other contractor/government teams and is becoming a standard diagnostic tool.

Fifth Gait Receives Nunn-Perry Award

April 17, 2018

The U.S. Department of Defense Office announces that the team from Raytheon Missile Systems and Fifth Gait Technologies will receive the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award for supporting the Missile Defense Agency under the auspices of the Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Program. The award recognizes mentor-protégé teams that have excelled in technical developments, cost effectiveness, and increased business opportunities.

Electrically-tunable infrared detectors and method based on intraband transitions in quantum well structures.

Inventor: Doughty; Kathryn L. (Santa Barbara, CA)


A quantum well infrared detector comprised of a quantum well semiconductor structure having two adjacent quantum states. The structure is electrically tunable by photon induced resonant tunneling between the quantum wells. An infrared tunable detector device having a large responsivity, sharp line width and wide tunability is defined by the following characteristics: a transmission matrix element in the range of 1.1.times.10.sup.17 /nm to 1.5.times.10.sup.17 /nm; and a tuning distance in the range of 20 .ANG. to of 70 .ANG..

paper awards

Fournier, K B, M J May, J D Colvin, J O Kane, J Celeste, Jonathan H. Fisher, and Richard D. Horton, et al. (2010). Multi-keV X-Ray Environments at the National Ignition Facility for Radiation Effects Studies. Outstanding Paper Award for the 2010 HEART Conference – Tucson, AZ. Journal of Radiation Effects, Research, and Engineering, Vol. 29.

Doughty Kathryn L., and Rudolf Goldflam. (2003). Effects of Radiation Noise and Mitigation Techniques on Location and Identification of Targets. Outstanding Paper Award for the 2003 HEART Conference – Albuquerque, NM. Journal of Radiation Effects, Research, and Engineering, Vol. 22.

Rose, M., Coakley, P., Breuner D., Simpson P., Seidler W., Jonathan H. Fisher, and Berry S. (1999). Impact of Neutron-Induced Upsets on Missile Interceptors. Outstanding Paper Award for the 1999 HEART Conference – Monterey, CA. Journal of Radiation Effects, Research, and Engineering, Vol. 18.