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Innovative Gamma source finding array

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC060045
Agency Tracking Number: 0521004
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB05.2-006
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-12-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-06-30
Small Business Information
10401 Roselle Street Ste 400
San Diego, CA 92121-2256
United States
DUNS: 020817883
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Winso
 Manager, Radiation Detection Division
 (858) 332-0702
Business Contact
 David Strobel
Title: President
Phone: (858) 332-0702
Email: dstrobel@spacemicro.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The high stress situations facing Security Staff responsible for detecting radiological threats to the United States is complicated by the need to identify these threats in complex backgrounds of natural and/or legitimately transported medical and industrial radiation sources. Although the operational constraints vary, a common need is to quickly provide Specific Isotope and Source Location information to enable situational assessment. Considerable gains have been made in developing and deploying the next generation of Isotope Identifiers but no acceptable tool is available outside of the laboratory for accurately and quickly resolving the Source Angular Location without heavy, movable shield material. Preliminary modeling by Space Micro indicates that the capabilities of Lanthanum Halides used in recent Isotope Identifiers coupled with an innovative geometric array and a unique algorithm will exploit the properties of Lanthanum Halides to enable resolving source angular direction to better than 15o. This Phase I proposal is for laboratory confirmation that this predicted angular resolution can be achieved and to provide a technical foundation for product commercialization. Since the scintillation material is commercially available, this approach will facilitate a relatively low risk program to quickly produce field prototypes that meet the performance requirements of our Homeland Defense Operators.

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