Position Sensitive Gamma Ray Sensor

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: NASASTTR-01-7
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7887 Bryan Dairy Rd., Suite 100, Largo, FL, 33777
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Raymond DeVito
 (727) 547-0600
Business Contact
 Charles Settgast
Title: President
Phone: (727) 547-0600
Email: settgast@contech.com
Research Institution
 University of Michigan
 Zhong He
 College of Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI 48109, FL, 48109
 (734) 764-5285
 Nonprofit college or university
Mercuric Iodide has several properties that make it an ideal detector material for space-based astronomy applications. Due to its high atomic number (Z=80,53) and high density (r= 6.3 g/cm3), a significantly higher quantum efficiency for x-ray and gamma ray detection can be achieved with a relatively small amount of material. The project objectives are to:+ develop the technology to readout signals from a large number of anode pixels on a mercuric iodide detector. + demonstrate the ability to produce a large volume mercuric iodide detector with excellent spectroscopic and spatial resolution. + construct a mercuric iodide position sensitive spectrometer with greater thickness than has yet been produced.Completion of these objectives will allow us to demonstrate the performance of the mercuric iodide detector system for application to gamma ray imaging and spectroscopy. ~000159 ~

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