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GammaPix: Low-cost, ubiquitous, ionizing-radiation detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-17-C-0043
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6593
Amount: $999,647.55
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: HSB07.1-008
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-08-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-08-11
Small Business Information
87 Church Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
United States
DUNS: 021804661
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Marek Wojtowicz
 (860) 528-9806
 marek@AFRinc.com
Business Contact
 Dr. Michael Serio
Phone: (860) 528-9806
Email: mserio@AFRinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

GammaPix is a software suite that enables CMOS and CCD cameras such as those in COTS IP surveillance cameras and smartphones to be used as ionizing-radiation detectors. GammaPix software detects the image artifacts that arise from the interaction of high-energy ionizing radiation with a digital camera sensor. With DHS/DNDO, DARPA and other funding, GammaPix sensitivity has improved by more than a factor of 100 as the technology has developed. The software's data capture and analysis routine feeds into an architecture that has client-server bi-directional data communication, sensor fusion, analysis, assessment, storage, data visualization, and alert messaging. Versions of the GammaPix software have been deployed to several venues including a NYPD K-9 Detachment, and multiple metro stations across transit systems in two major population centers. The primary objective of this project is to further enhance the operational capabilities of the GammaPix system to detect radiological threats and mitigate their consequences in both foreign and domestic settings. The improved detection, localization, and source-identification capabilities, combined with augmented data visualizations will provide users with actionable intelligence for the handling of radiation emergencies. The resulting system will be available for military force protection, public safety, and key intelligence applications.

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