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General Purpose Radiation Detector Front End and Digital Processor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA221P0010
Agency Tracking Number: T20B-002-0026
Amount: $174,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA20B-002
Solicitation Number: 20.B
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-03-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-10-02
Small Business Information
812 Avis Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9649
United States
DUNS: 967798385
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Feng Zhang
 (734) 661-6416
Business Contact
 William Kaye
Phone: (734) 661-6416
Research Institution
 University of Michigan
 Yuefeng Zhu
2355 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2104
United States

 (734) 763-8566
 Nonprofit College or University

This project aims to create a general-purpose readout architecture that will allow the rapid deployment of next generation detection systems. The system will be based on the development of a programmable general-purpose integrated circuit (GPIC) that has the front-end electronics required to read out signals from a variety of radiation detectors, especially next generation scintillators and semiconductors that may require relatively advanced digital pulse processing algorithms. The front end will be coupled to a digitizer and a signal processor as well as the necessary software and firmware to make a complete end-to-end solution for signal readout from the vast majority of radiation detection systems that are being considered for the warfighter. This will enable companies to integrate these next generation capabilities into their commercial platforms without needing to develop application-specific expertise associated with their readout. It will also reduce the cost and SWAP associated with such devices by providing a compact and low-cost front end.

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