High Precision Prompt Dosimeter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-16-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: A153-111-0156
Amount: $99,917.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A15-111
Solicitation Number: 2015.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-06-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-12-13
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
DUNS: 073804411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Christian
 (617) 668-6897
 jchristian@rmdinc.com
Business Contact
 Joanne Gladstone
Phone: (617) 668-6845
Email: jgladstone@rmdinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
American warfighters require adequate real-time information about radiation exposure to make appropriate triage and engagement decisions in the aftermath of a nuclear blast. Present dosimeter technology including PIN diodes for prompt neutrons and RadFETs for prompt gamma radiation can provide this information more accurately if appropriately upgraded and utilized. In this work, RMDs dosimetry and materials experts will team with experts at Canberra and utilize the UDR-13 platform to make an upgradable system with an order of magnitude improvement in sensitivity over the existing system. Utilization of the existing sensors will allow us to test a high TRL device in Phase I and calibrate out temperature and process dependent fluctuations in the sensitivity. An upgradeable system offers the potential to drastically reduce the costs to the government of implementing this advance in capabilities, while establishing a clear path to manufacturability and deployment of both the upgrade and a completely new unit for both military and first responder use.

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