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High Rate Segmented Germanium Detector System (HRGe)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
209347
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
23a
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000969
Small Business Information
Phds Co.
3011 Amherst Road Knoxville, TN 37921-3713
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: High Rate Segmented Germanium Detector System (HRGe)
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-SC0011324
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

The NNSA Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation missions include monitoring, assaying, and identifying Special Nuclear Materials (SNM). These activities commonly occur in facilities having large quantities of additional nuclear materials causing high background count rates that obscure measurements using ordinary spectroscopic radiation detectors. The segmented HRGe germanium detector system will be experimentally developed for nuclear material measurements in extremely high count-rate environments. An experimental program will evaluate and modify existing detector-system components to increase the count-rate capacity of the HRGe detector system. The electronics and software must be specifically modified to take advantage of the unique properties of a segmented detector. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The capabilities of the new HRGe will be valuable for nuclear-fuel holdup measurements, environmental monitoring, nuclear weapons non-proliferation, treaty verification, nuclear-explosion monitoring, nuclear physics and nuclear medicine.

Principal Investigator:

Ethan Hull
Dr.
8654813725
ethanhull@phdsco.com

Business Contact:

Cynthia Lemons
Dr.
8652026253
cynthialemons@phdsco.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PHDs Co.
3011 Amherst Road Knoxville, TN 37921-3713

EIN/Tax ID: 680625833
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No