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Integrated Multi-mode Handheld RIID

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-16-P-0013
Agency Tracking Number: T152-007-0039
Amount: $149,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA152-007
Solicitation Number: 2015.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-03-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-10-17
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472
United States
DUNS: 073804411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jaroslaw Glodo, PhD
 (617) 668-6986
 jglodo@rmdinc.com
Business Contact
 Joanne Gladstone
Phone: (617) 668-6845
Email: jgladstone@rmdinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The project will develop a handheld instrument that detects, identifies, and categorizes radioactive sources based on gamma, thermal-, and fast-neutron signatures. Existing radioisotope identification devices (RIIDs) are typically biased toward gamma spectroscopy, and often use a simple, inefficient neutron counter. The recent development of Cs2LiYCl6:Ce (CLYC) has enabled neutron and gamma spectroscopy using a single detector, reducing the cost and footprint of the device.The proposed Trimode RIID uses a large CLYC crystal for gamma and fast-neutron spectroscopy, and thermal-neutron detection.The system will include state-of-the-art electronics for pulse-shape discrimination, sophisticated radionuclide-identification and neutron-spectroscopy analysis, and an intuitive user interface that includes wireless data transfer.All of this is packaged in a lightweight, ruggedized enclosure, and the system will meet relevant ANSI standards.In Phase I, trade studies will be performed to determine the optimal crystal size and configuration of the system.Conceptual design will be developed, enabling detailed design and engineering work to begin immediately in Phase II.During Phase II, an advanced prototype will be demonstrated, which will lead to a commercial product.This will be the only RIID capable of tri-mode detection, and will improve the state-of-the-art in detection performance, user experience, footprint, and cost.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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