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High Resolution Tunable Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer for Post-Detonation Debris Analysis in Nuclear Forensics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-16-P-0004
Agency Tracking Number: T143-009-0143
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA143-009
Solicitation Number: 2014.3
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-02-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-09-03
Small Business Information
1665 E. 18th Street, Suite 112, Tucson, AZ, 85719
DUNS: 058268652
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeremy Yeak
 (520) 903-2345
Business Contact
 Margaret Chiang
Phone: (310) 261-2075
Research Institution
We propose the development new kind of high resolution tunable spatial heterodyne spectrometer for nuclear forensics. Preliminary results have shown that this spatial heterodyne spectrometer can be made compact without sacrificing its high resolving power for isotopic attribution of nuclear materials. Thus, the spatial heterodyne spectrometer will be able to provide the origins of nuclear materials that have been used in a nuclear detonation. Furthermore, the proposed spectrometer may also be used to analyze the post-denotation debris, whether they be in solid, liquid or gaseous form. Experimental tests will be performed to demonstrate proof-of-concept, and to benchmark the performance of the proposed spectrometer against existing techniques such as laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy.

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