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Spectroscopic Dosimeter

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
87959
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
075584
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Merril Corporation of Utah, dba MSI Photogenics
P.O. Box 511283 Salt Lake City, UT 84151 1283
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Spectroscopic Dosimeter
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CB09P
Award Amount: $99,920.00
 

Abstract:

MSI Photogenics has combined two new technologies for neutron detection into a system that has the potential to offer enhanced neutron spectroscopy for several NASA programs. The detector utilizes lithium gadolinium borate, a new scintillator offering a number of performance improvements over existing materials, and capture-gated signal analysis a technique that identifies neutrons by a unique dual signal produced in the detector. Only neutrons produce this signal, giving the detector excellent discrimination against background and the ability to measure the energy of the neutrons. The program will determine the detection efficiency of this system for 12 neutron energies; thermal, epithermal and energies from 1-10 MeV. The detection efficiency for neutron energies between 10-150 MeV will also be investigated. An estimate of neutron dose will be developed using the ICRP factors for neutron energies and the accuracy of the dose estimate provided by the Photogenics system will be evaluated.

Principal Investigator:

John B. Czirr
Principal Investigator
8017737900
bart.czirr@missionsupport.us

Business Contact:

David B. Merrill
Business Official
8017737900
david.merrill@missionsupport.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

Merril Corporation of Utah, dba MSI Photogenics
P.O. Box 511283 Salt Lake City, UT 84151

EIN/Tax ID: 870452299
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No