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Multi-mode Handheld Radioisotope Identification Instrument

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-16-P-0007
Agency Tracking Number: T152-007-0122
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA152-007
Solicitation Number: 2015.2
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-01-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-08-04
Small Business Information
U-M Venture Accelerator
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2590
United States
DUNS: 079127103
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Roy Clarke
 (734) 358-0444
Business Contact
 Nicholas Cucinelli
Phone: (734) 476-9381
Research Institution

Handheld radioisotope identification instruments (RIIDs) are an important, front-line tool for passively detecting, locating, and characterizing radioactive materials and thereby helping to prevent the spread of illicit nuclear materials. Border patrol, customs, and law enforcement personnel, along with warfighters, demand an enhanced, more sensitive RIID capable of integrated gamma and neutron detection and defeating attempts to shield radiation sources. The device must be lightweight, rugged, sensitive to fast and thermal neutrons, low power, and small enough to be wearable for hands-free operation. In this Phase I effort, Endectra LLC will combine the novel solid-state borosilicate glass neutron detector technology CBSG with the latest in proven Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride (CZT)spectroscopy technology to design a prototype RIID that can meet all DTRA and end-user requirements for a fully integrated gamma/neutron RIID design. The effort will include extensive modelling studies to demonstrate device sensitivity and the capability for gamma detection, fast and thermal neutron detection, and radioisotope identification.

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