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Multispectral Gamma Detector for Explosives Analysis

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97665
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-136-0926
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 09-136
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GALT LLC
448 South Huron Street Ypsilanti, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Multispectral Gamma Detector for Explosives Analysis
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-10-C-0069
Award Amount: $69,913.00
 

Abstract:

The coupling of a neutron source and a Compton camera based on fast inorganic scintillation crystals is proposed as a means for imaging high explosives and other materials at intermediate ranges. The use of scintillators allows one to deploy relatively large active detection areas, which are crucial if short measurement times are going to be achieved. The temporal response of the fast scintillation component of the BaF2 crystals that we intend to use will not only mitigate pulse pile-up concerns and allow precise depth-imaging in pulsed applications, but it also enables the precise position-sensing of the gamma-ray interaction location. The main focus of the Phase I research is to develop a 3-element bar-detector design to validate the feasibility previously predicted through models and measurements, so that a scaled prototype device can be fabricated and tested in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Subhashree Ramadoss
R&D Engineer
7344706851
ramadoss@galtresearch.com

Business Contact:

Byron Wells
President
7344706851
wells@galtresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Galt LLC
6075 Jackson Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103

EIN/Tax ID: 203416351
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No