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A REAL-TIME X-RAY DETECTOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17651
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17651
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl
Advanced Technologies/Lab Intl 20010 Century Blvd, Ste 500 Germantown, MD 20874 0111
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: A REAL-TIME X-RAY DETECTOR
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

IN-SITU MONITORING OF CRITICAL MATERIAL PROPERTIES WOULD GREATLY ENHANCE PROCESS CONTROL OF A WIDE VARIETY OF MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES. POSITION SENSITIVE FIBER OPTIC X-RAY SCINTILLATION DETECTORS (PSSD) CAN BE USED TO SIMULTANEOUSLY MEASURE SEVERAL CRITICAL SOLID POLYCRYSTALLINE MATERIAL PARAMETERS SUCH AS THICKNESS, CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, CRYSTAL PERFECTION, PREFERRED ORIENTATION, AND RESIDUAL STRESS. COMPARED WITH TRADITIONAL X-RAY DETECTORS, THE PSSD SYSTEM IS VERY COMPACT, REQUIRES NO SCANNING, AND-MOST IMPORTANTLY-HAS VERY RAPID SAMPLING TIME (LESS THAN 1 SECOND). ALL THESE ATTRIBUTES MAKE IT IDEALLY SUITED FOR REAL-TIME ANALYSIS. THIS PHASE I PROJECT ADDRESSES, IN CONJUNCTION WITH PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, THE DEVELOPMENT OF A REAL-TIME X-RAY DETECTOR FOR USE IN HARSH ENVIRONMENT COATING SYSTEMS. IN PHASE II, THE PSSD X-RAY MONITOR WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR FEEDBACK PROCESS CONTROL.

Principal Investigator:

Mr. David Kurtz
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Business Contact:

Mr. Daniel P. Sharkey
2037941100
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Technology Materials
7 Commercial Drive Danbury, CT 06810

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