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Passive Object Detection System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-06-C-0144
Agency Tracking Number: A064-016-0263
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-T016
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-08-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-02-05
Small Business Information
5959 Hollister Ave
Goleta, CA 93101
United States
DUNS: 113712082
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Albert Beyerle
 (805) 692-1575
Business Contact
 Albert Beyerle
Title: President
Phone: (805) 692-1575
Research Institution
 Jeri Muniz
Office of Research and Admin
Irvine, CA 92697
United States

 (949) 824-7106
 Nonprofit College or University

Imaging with X-rays and gamma rays is a long established technique. It is possible with recent technological advances that standard transmission radiography may be extended to self-radiography, where the natural radioactivity of the object itself and the surrounding matrix is used as the source of X-rays. Self-radiography is much more complex than traditional radiography, chiefly because it depends on a distributed, non-quantified, and low intensity source. Mirmar Sensor builds high-pressure xenon spectrometers. These detectors provide medium resolution, highly stable, very large, room temperature spectrometers. The work proposed here leverages on the extensive detector work, nuclear search work, and soil assay work done by the team at Mirmar Sensor. Also important to this project is the additional interaction information and the flexibility of configuration provided by Mirmar Sensor’s patented gridless HPXe technology.

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