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The Small Mixed Field Autonomous Radiation Tracker (SMART) Dosimeter

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX16CG46P
Agency Tracking Number: 150234
Amount: $124,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T6.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-06-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-06-09
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Erik Johnson
 Team Leader / Senior Scientist
 (617) 668-6886
Business Contact
 Jennifer Carey
Title: Business Official
Phone: (617) 668-6811
Research Institution
 COSMIAC at The University of New Mexico
 Jennifer Carey
1700 Lomas Blvd. NE, Ste 2200
Alburguerque, NM 87131-3837
United States

 (617) 668-6811
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

Active dosimeters for astronauts and space weather monitors are critical tools for mitigating radiation induced health issues or system failure on capital equipment. Commercial spaceflight, deep space flight, and satellites require smarter, smaller, and lower power dosimeters. There are a number of instruments with flight heritage, yet as identified in NASA's roadmaps, this technology does not lend itself to a viable solution for active dosimetry for an astronaut, particularly for deep space missions. The proposed solution is an instrument that will provide dose distinguished by the type of particle, where tissue or physical damage is dependent on the energy and mass of the radiation. This is accomplished by advancing technologies developed by RMD and COSMIAC that will provide a comprehensive assessment of the radiation environment, as the instrument determines the dose for different particle species. Using RMD's advanced scintillation materials, low-power digitizers, and COSMIAC's digital signal processing, a compact dosimeter will be developed for intravehicular and extravehicular activates, as well as a space weather monitor for satellites.

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