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DEVELOPMENT OF PORTABLE ROOM-TEMPERATURE LOW-COST RADIATION DETECTORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
9111
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9111
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sovonics Solar Systems
1100 W Maple Rd Troy, MI 48084
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF PORTABLE ROOM-TEMPERATURE LOW-COST RADIATION DETECTORS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE GENERAL OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR A NEW TYPE OF RADIATION DETECTORS FOR CHARGED PARTICLES, NEUTRONS, X-RAY AND GAMMA RAYS AND CHARACTERIZED BY LIGHT WEIGHT, COMPACT SIZE, PORTABILITY, ROOM TEMPERATURE OPERATION, SUPERIOR RADIATION RESISTANCE AND TWO ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE LOWER COST COMPARED WITH EXISTING CRYSTALLINE GERMANIUM AND SILICON DETECTORS. THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE IS TO FABRICATE STACKED, MONOLITHIC, MULTIJUNCTION, THIN-FILM AMORPHOUS SILICON ALLOY (A-SI) DEVICES DEPOSITED ON THIN, FLEXIBLE, STAINLESS STEEL FOILS BY EXISTING COMMERCIAL PROCESSES USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF SOLAR CELLS. THE DEVICES WILL UTILIZE STATE-OF-THE ART MATERIALS IN COMBINATION WILL ADVANCED DEVICE STRUCTURES. USE OF TEXTURED SUBSTRATES, DEPOSITION OF MULTIJUNCTION SEMICONDUCTING A-SI LAYERS BY GLOW DISCHARGE TECHNIQUES, DEPOSITION OF FRONT ELECTRODES, PATTERNING AND FABRICATION OF RADIATION SENSOR STRUCTURES, AND TESTING THEM FOR DARK CURRENT AND FOR DETECTION OF INCIDENT CHARGED PARTICLE AND NEUTRON, X-RAY AND GAMMA RADIATION.

Principal Investigator:

Dr joseph hanak
3133624170

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sovonics Solar Systems
1100 W Maple Rd Troy, MI 48084

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