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Position Sensitive Gamma Ray Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
51971
Program Year/Program:
2001 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
NASASTTR-01-7
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Constellation Technology
7887 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 100 Largo, FL 33777-1452
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Position Sensitive Gamma Ray Sensor
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Mercuric Iodide has several properties that make it an ideal detector material for space-based astronomy applications. Due to its high atomic number (Z=80,53) and high density (r= 6.3 g/cm3), a significantly higher quantum efficiency for x-ray and gamma ray detection can be achieved with a relatively small amount of material. The project objectives are to:+ develop the technology to readout signals from a large number of anode pixels on a mercuric iodide detector. + demonstrate the ability to produce a large volume mercuric iodide detector with excellent spectroscopic and spatial resolution. + construct a mercuric iodide position sensitive spectrometer with greater thickness than has yet been produced.Completion of these objectives will allow us to demonstrate the performance of the mercuric iodide detector system for application to gamma ray imaging and spectroscopy. ~000159 ~

Principal Investigator:

Raymond DeVito
7275470600

Business Contact:

Charles Settgast
President
7275470600
settgast@contech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Constellation Technology Corporation
7887 Bryan Dairy Rd., Suite 100 Largo, FL 33777

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Michigan
College of Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI 48109, FL 48109
Contact: Zhong He
Contact Phone: (734) 764-5285
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university