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High Precision Prompt Dosimeter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-18-C-0041
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7103
Amount: $999,911.19
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A15-111
Solicitation Number: 15.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-02-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-09-24
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472
United States
DUNS: 073804411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Christian
 Director of Instrument Research & Development
 (617) 668-6897
 jchristian@rmdinc.com
Business Contact
 Kanai Shah
Phone: (617) 668-6801
Email: kshah@rmdinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

American warfighters require adequate real-time information about radiation exposure to make appropriate triage and engagement decisions in the aftermath of a nuclear blast. Present dosimeter technology including PIN diodes for prompt neutrons and RadFETs for prompt gamma radiation can provide this information more accurately if appropriately upgraded and utilized. In this work, RMD’s dosimetry and materials experts will team with experts at Mirion and utilize existing platforms to make an upgradable system with an order-of-magnitude improvement in sensitivity and accuracy over the existing system. The Phase-1 effort used existing legacy sensors allowing us to test a high TRL device to calibrate temperature and process dependent fluctuations to improve the accuracy, while capitalizing on advances in MOS FET and PiN diodes for the next generation of burst dosimeters. This calibration process provides improved performance for new and existing battlefield dosimeters at a low cost to the government for its implementation. We have established a clear path to manufacturability and deployment of both the upgrade and a completely new unit for both military and first responder use.

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