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An ultra-low cost miniature X-band linac to replace radionuclide gamma sources

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-08-C-00167
Agency Tracking Number: 08-1-TA4-RBT1-021
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
13428 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
United States
DUNS: 140789137
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alex Murokh
 Principal Investigator
 (310) 822-5845
Business Contact
 Salime Boucher
Title: President
Phone: (310) 822-5845
Research Institution

One of the objectives of the DNDO is to dramatically reduce the amount of radioactive material in use in order
to improve public security and prevent the diversion of radioactive material for Radiation Dispersion Devices
(so-called "dirty bombs"). RadiaBeam Technologies proposes the development of an inexpensive, handportable
accelerator to replace radionuclide radiography devices. The accelerator, which we term the MicroLinac, is based on X-band RF linac technology developed at SLAC, and is powered by a commercially available inexpensive RF source. The entire system would weigh less than 25 lbs and could be sold in the future for less than $30k. Such a device will offer a competitive, commercially viable and, most importantly, much safer radiation source for industrial and medical radiography and well logging applications, thus simultaneously promoting technological advancement and public safety.

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