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Macroporous Si Particle Collimator

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC18P2033
Agency Tracking Number: 187243
Amount: $124,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S1
Solicitation Number: SBIR_18_P1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-15
Small Business Information
6580 Valley Center Drive, Suite 312
Radford, VA 24141-6375
United States
DUNS: 962366758
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Vladimir Kochergin
 (614) 917-7202
Business Contact
 Elena Kochergina
Phone: (540) 394-4040
Research Institution

Collimators are used in all X-ray and particle detectors as well as in multiple commercial applications that use X-ray imaging to maximize the sensitivity, resolution and contrast of images. State-of-the-art collimators can offer either high off-axis blocking or high on-axis transmission, and are heavy and bulky. MicroXact proposing to develop a particle collimator for NASA and commercial applications that will combine superior mechanical stability, light weight, with efficient off-axis blocking and high on-axis transmission efficiency. The proposed collimator is based on macroporous silicon with conformal pore wall coating by high atomic number material. In Phase I of the project the MicroXact will finalize the performance specifications, will design the collimator structure, will fabricate the collimator prototype and will perform testing of on-axis transmission to fully validate the proposed approach. In Phase II MicroXact will optimize the material fabrication, and design and fabricate a packaged particle collimator that will fully comply to NASA specifications and will perform testing in relevant environment. The collimators and antiscatter grids developed on this SBIR project will be commercialized in Phase III.

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