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Fast and Radiation Hard Scintillators for High Dose Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA223C0001
Agency Tracking Number: T2-0447
Amount: $1,099,927.71
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA20B-001
Solicitation Number: 20.B
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-03-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2025-03-26
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-1111
United States
DUNS: 073804411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jaroslaw Glodo
 (617) 668-6986
 jglodo@rmdinc.com
Business Contact
 Martin Waters
Phone: (617) 668-6851
Email: mwaters@rmdinc.com
Research Institution
 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
 Sheng Dai
 
1416 Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4503
United States

 (865) 974-3462
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

The event of nuclear explosion generates harsh radiation conditions, evaluation of which is critical in protecting the military and civilian personnel from serious harm.  Due to these harsh conditions only very simple methods of radiation assessment are employed, such as measurement of equivalent dose.  Improvements to current instrumentation are sought that would provide energy resolved dose information, as well as isotope identification capabilities.  This requires new advanced scintillation materials capable of very high count-rate operation with enough light yield to provide adequate energy resolution for isotope identification.  The goal of the proposed project is to develop ultra-fast scintillation materials, demonstrate their high count-rate and necessary energy resolution capabilities, and construct and evaluate prototype detectors.  Adequate radiation hardness will also be demonstrated for the selected scintillation materials.

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