Pervasive low-cost radiation monitoring with smartphones

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA3002-19-P-A080
Agency Tracking Number: F183-005-1153
Amount: $39,060.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF183-005
Solicitation Number: 2018.3
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-14
Small Business Information
87 Church Street, East Hartford, CT, 06108
DUNS: 057899477
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gordon Drukier
 (888) 667-9244
Business Contact
 Eric Rubenstein
Phone: (888) 667-9244
Research Institution
The GammaPix technology from Image Insight provides radiological threat detection using nothing other than a commercial smartphone. The data is fed through secure channels to a cloud-based Common Operating Picture for action by supervisory personnel. The GammaPix Pro app is currently being integrated with the Nett Warrior and ATAK programs. By adapting this version of the Android GammaPix Pro app for Air Force use, every Airman can become a sensor node to protect against radiological threats. In this project we will engage with the agencies with the Air Force responsible for Force Protection and dealing with radiological hazards, consult with them to determine the requirements for GammaPix to be used by Air Force personnel, and modify the GammaPix Pro app to fulfill these requirements. The GammaPix technology was developed with funding from multiple government agencies over the past 10 years. Its sensitivity has improved by a factor of 200 in that time, and most models of smartphone can detect 2mr/h in less than one minute of data. GammaPix has been successfully tested in multiple labs and has been sold to First Responders and national governments.

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