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IMPROVED NEUTRON SPECTROMETER AND EXPOSURE METER

Award Information

Agency:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14211
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14211
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Shonka Research Associates
4939 Lower Roswell Road Suite 106 Marietta, GA 30068
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: IMPROVED NEUTRON SPECTROMETER AND EXPOSURE METER
Agency: NRC
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,550.00
 

Abstract:

THE UNCERTAINTY IN MEASURING NEUTRON DOSE EQUIVALENT RATES RESULTS IN UNCERTAINTY IN ASSIGNMENT OF THE PROPER DOSE TO OCCUPATIONAL RECORDS AND CAN RESULT IN IMPROPER IMPLEMENTATION OF CONTROLS TO LIMIT THE EXPOSURE. A NOVEL PORTABLE NEUTRON SPECTROMETER IS PROPOSED WHICH WILL REDUCE THE UNCERTAINTY OF SUCH MEASUREMENTS TO LESS THAN 20%. MANYCOMPONENTS OF THIS DEVICE ARE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE. SYSTEM INTEGRATION, CHARACTERIZATION, SUPPORTING SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED. THIS RESEARCH PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A NOVEL NEUTRON SPECTROMETER AND EXPOSURE METER FOR RESEARCH AND FIELD APPLICATIONS. THERE IS WIDESPREAD NEED FOR THIS DEVICE IN THE RADIATION COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF THE COMPLEXITY OF INTERPRETING EXPOSURE TO NEUTRONS AND FOR EXPERIMENTAL QUALIFICATION OF NEUTRON SHIELDING DESIGN.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Shonka
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Shonka Research Associates Inc
5199 Sandlewood Court Marietta, GA 30068

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