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Neutron Radiation Identifier (NRID)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-20-C-0039
Agency Tracking Number: A2-8186
Amount: $1,099,909.34
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA133-003
Solicitation Number: 13.3
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-04-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-08-02
Small Business Information
4615 S Dwight Dr
Manhattan, KS 66502-1111
United States
DUNS: 078496852
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Steven Bellinger
 (785) 532-7087
Business Contact
 Grace Friedel
Phone: (785) 532-7087
Research Institution

Proposed herein is further development and commercialization of the advanced portable neutron radiation identifier, imager, and neutron equivalent dose meter: Neutron Radiation Identifier (NRID). This device is a small, portable, cost effective, military-grade, capable neutron-imaging instrument for identification, localization, differentiation, and human dose equivalent measurement. The purpose of this final development and commercialization effort is to replace and supplement current radiation detection equipment with an innovative, state-of-the-art instrument. It will address the lack of modern capabilities for accurate identification and localization of neutron radiation sources. The deployment of this instrument will support the JPEO CBRND mission for protecting against and countering weapons of mass destruction. For the proposed project, the Team will build on the success of the Phase II instruments to allow for more accurate and efficient identification and differentiation of neutron sources. This portable technology is primarily used for the identification and imaging of neutron sources or SNM (special nuclear materials), which is distinguished from gamma-ray detectors/imagers that are primarily used in finding RDDs (radiological dispersal devices). Identification of a source without understanding whether it is a threat or not, can lead to delays or distractions to the search and prevention of WMD’s. There are neutron sources, such as moisture density gauges, which could be located during a mission. Quick identification of a non-threat source allows forces to quickly and efficiently search for threat sources (i.e. SNM).

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