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Digital Pulse Processing for Nuclear Detectors

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Department of Energy
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Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Research Support Instruments, Inc.
4325-B Forbes Blvd. Lanham, MD 20706-4854
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Digital Pulse Processing for Nuclear Detectors
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG03-01ER83299
Award Amount: $99,878.00


65858 The spectroradiometric calibration of remote sensing instruments in the ultraviolet, needed for radiometric measurements in the atmosphere, is often subject to significant uncertainties due to out-of-band scattered light, significant uncertainties associated with low radiometric calibration source flux levels, and significant differences in spectral flux gradients between geophysical scenes and calibrations sources. This project will develop a large aperture, UV calibration source and a spectral radiance calibration technique, which is based on a NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) FEL (Free Electron Laser) lamp spectral irradiance scale. In Phase I, the large aperture, UV radiometric calibration source will be evaluated in terms of short and long term radiometric stability, uniformity, and spectral flux levels (for the spectral flux distributions from ultraviolet geophysical scenes). Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by awardee: The UV calibration source should significantly reduce radiometric calibration uncertainties in instruments designed for remote sensing of ultraviolet geophysical scenes.

Principal Investigator:

Donald F. Heath
Manager, Boulder Operations

Business Contact:

George E. Caledonia
President and Chief Executive Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Research Support Instruments, Inc.
5735 Arapahoe Avenue Suite 2A Boulder, CO 80303

EIN/Tax ID: 521700379
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No