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Cold Cathode Radiation Sources

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84020
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
SBIR-08-1-TA4-STE1-0
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Stellarray, Inc.
9210 Cameron Road Suite 300 Austin, TX 78754-3971
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Cold Cathode Radiation Sources
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-08-C-00164
Award Amount: $147,903.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed Flat panel X-ray Sources (FPXS) use cold cathode arrays lithographically formed on the exit window to emit hundred of thousands of e-beams towards a broad X-ray target. The X-rays thus generated emit out past the cathode arrays and the exit window. Since the X-ray flux is generated across a wide area it can be directed locally and directly towards objects to be sterilized, such as blood packets or medical products, either at the factory or in a hospital. Local generation of the X-rays allows the use of much safer anode voltages on the order of 150 kV or lower. Self-shielding, electrical, non-radioactive systems can be built using the FPXS panels to replace Ce-137 blood sterilizers and Co-60 medical products sterilization plants.

Principal Investigator:

Burt Fowler
Principal Investigator
5129977782
fowler@stellar-micro.com

Business Contact:

Mark Eaton
President
5129977781
eaton@stellar-micro.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Stellarray, Inc.
2020 Centimeter Circle Austin, TX 78758

EIN/Tax ID: 261412277
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No