STATE OF THE ART RADON DETECTION SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$45,770.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
16573
Agency Tracking Number:
16573
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1155 Redwood Road, Merritt Island, FL, 32952
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Diamondis, Peter J
Principal Investigator
(407) 453-6496
Business Contact:
1 R43 ES05385-01A1
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Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
IMPROVED INSTRUMENTATION IN DETECTING AND MEASURING RADON CONCENTRATIONS IS NEEDED NOW TO REDUCE THE RISK OF RADON-INDUCED LUNG CANCER FOR RESIDENTS IN AN ESTIMATED 6-9 MILLION UNITED STATES HOMES. THE APPLICATION OF STATE-OF-THE-ART SOLID STATE DETECTOR TECHNOLOGY WILL BE INVESTIGATED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INSTRUMENTATION TO MEASURE THE CONCENTRATION OF RADON AND ITS DECAY PRODUCTS IN INDOOR AIR. BY DIGITIZING DATA FROM NUCLEAR PARTICLES AND RADIATION CLOSE TO THE PRIMARY EVENTS, THE MEASUREMENT PROCESS BECOMES ONE OF DIGITAL PROCESSING AND, THUS, AVOIDS THE VARIABILITIES OF EXISTING DETECTORS. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE INSTRUMENT WILL EXHIBIT LOW NOISE ERROR, HIGH RELIABILITY AND DURABILITY EVEN IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS, I. E., ALL THE INTRINSIC CHARACTERISTICS OF SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS. IT IS ALSO BELIEVED THAT RADON MEASUREMENTS WILL BE FASTER, MORE ACCURATE AND SIMPLER THAN WITH EXISTING METHODS.

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