High Efficiency Digital X-ray Detector

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NAS5-01169
Agency Tracking Number: 013743
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
7887 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 100, Largo, FL, 33777
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Raymond DeVito
 Director of Detector Technolog
 (727) 547-0600
Business Contact
 David Oltman
Title: President
Phone: (727) 547-0600
Email: oltmand@contech.com
Research Institution
Several technologies are under development to replace conventional x-ray film with digital converters. More of the penetrating x-rays are absorbed into the detector because of its thicker stopping material. Current x-ray conversion materials are limited because of their relatively low atomic number and density. The high atomic number and high density of mercuric iodide can offer superior stopping power and improved spatial resolution. The goal of this application is to evaluate the feasibility of a deposition method for manufacturing thin polycrystalline layers of mercuric iodide for use as a x-ray converter for radiography.

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