High Efficiency Digital X-ray Detector

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NAS5-01169
Agency Tracking Number:
013743
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Constellation Technology Corporation
7887 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 100, Largo, FL, 33777
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Raymond DeVito
Director of Detector Technolog
(727) 547-0600
devito@contech.com
Business Contact:
David Oltman
President
(727) 547-0600
oltmand@contech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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