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FIBER OPTIC TRACK DETECTOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1210
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1210
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Synergistic Detector Designs
2438 Wyandotte St Bldg A Mountain View, CA 94043
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: FIBER OPTIC TRACK DETECTOR
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $469,184.00
 

Abstract:

IN HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, THE ABILITY TO DETECT, IDENTIFY AND ACCURATELY MEASURE THE TRACKS OF PARTICLES WITH SUB-MILLIMETER PATH LENGTHS HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT WITH THE DISCOVERY OF "CHARM" AND "BEAUTY". CONVENTIONAL PARTICLE DETECTION EQUIPMENT, EVEN AFTER SEVERE MODIFICATION, IS ILL SUITED TO THIS NEW REALM OF SMALL CROSS-SECTIONS AND SHORT LIFETIMES. THE PROBLEM HAS LED TO EXPANDED INTEREST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOLID STATE DEVICES, SUCH AS SILICON MICROSTRIP DETECTORS AND CHARGE COUPLED DEVICES. THESE DEVICES PROVIDE INTRINSICALLY HIGH RESOLUTION, BUT AT THE EXPENSE OF FREQUENT SAMPLING AND A LACK OF RADIATION RESISTANCE. IN AN ATTEMPT TO DEVELOP A NEW INSTRUMENT BETTER SUITED TO THESE CHALLENGES OF HIGH RESOLUTION, FREQUENT SAMPLING AND RADIATION HARDNESS, WE HAVE INVESTIGATED A FIBER-PLATE TARGET COMPOSED OF SCINTILLATING FIBER OPTICS. THIS DEVICE IS COMPLETELY TRIGGERABLE, AND SUITABLE FOR PULSED OR LONG-SPILL BEAMS. INITIAL FEASIBILITY TESTS HAVE ALREADY DEMONSTRATED TRACK DENSITIES OF 5 HITS PER MM, WITH RESOLUTIONS APPROACHING 10 MICRONS, USING A NON-OPTIMIZED GLASS FORMULATION. THE GOAL OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO BETTER OPTIMIZE THE GLASS PROPERTIES, AND IMPROVE THE DESIGN OF THE IMAGE INTENSIFICATION AND ELECTRONIC RECORDING APPARATUS REQUIRED TO EFFICIENTLY EXTRACT THE DATA.

Principal Investigator:

Arthur H. Rogers
President

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Synergistic Detector Designs
5055 Bradndin Ct Bldg. A Freemont, CA 94538

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