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SIMULATION OF GAMMA RAY DOSE RATES AND SPECTRA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
9026
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9026
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02472-4699
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: SIMULATION OF GAMMA RAY DOSE RATES AND SPECTRA
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,895.00
 

Abstract:

THE WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE GAMMA RAY FACILITY IS USED TO QUALIFY MILITARY EQUIPMENT FOR RADIATION HARDNESS. ISOTOPIC SOURCES OF 60 CO AND 137 CS ARE USED TO PRODUCE INTENSE GAMMA RAY FIELDS THAT ALLOW TESTING OF ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS IN ENVIRONMENTS THAT APPROXIMATE ANTICIPATED NUCLEAR BATTLEFIELD CONDITIONS. RECENTLY IT HAS BECOME CLEAR THAT DOSE ENHANCEMENT EFFECTS PRODUCED BY A LOW ENERGY COMPONENT IN THE RADIATION FIELD MAKES THESE TESTS DIFFICULT TO RELATE TO THE FUNDAMENTAL DAMAGE MECHANISMS OR TO THE RESULTS OF TESTS AT OTHER FACILITIES. TO CLARIFY THIS SITUATION AND TO REESTABLISH TEST STANDARDS ON A SOUND BASIS, RESEARCHERS AT THE TESTING FACILITY NEED ACCURATE INFORMATION ON THE SPECTRAL AND DIRECTIONAL PROPERTIES OF THE RADIATION FIELD. WE PROPOSED TO RESEARCH THESE ISSUES, BEGINNING IN PHASE I WITH A MONTE CARLO CALCULATION OF THE GAMMA RAY SPECTRUM AT THE FACILITY. IN PHASE II WE WILL EXTEND OUR RESEARCH TO EVALUATE THE DETAILED INTERACTION MECHANISMS TO SPECIFY SYSTEMS AND ALSO CALCULATE THE EXPECTED EFFECTS OF SUGGESTED CHANGES TO THE FACILITY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr gerald entine
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Radiation Monitoring Devices
44 Hunt St Watertown, MA 02172

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