X-RAY/GAMMA-RAY TELESCOPE FOR USE IN TREATY VERIFICATION AND OPEN SKIES INSPECTIONS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32665
Amount: $96,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1996
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3304A Westmill Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35805
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Melvin L. Price
 (205) 534-4844
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Physitron proposes development of an x-ray/gamma-ray telescope that can be used for treaty verification and compliance testing. In particular, the x-ray/gamma-ray telescope can be mounted in the Open Skies Treaty aircraft to provide a capability of detect, characterize and identify nuclear weapons development work. Objectives of the development program include: (1) adapting an existing gamma-ray telescope previously built under DNA sponsorship for use in the Open Skies aircraft, (2) designing a handheld instrument to be carried by inspectors during on-site inspections, and (3) conducting field tests and analytical studies to determine the optimum design and expected performance for each treaty¿s testing requirements. These objectives will be accomplished during Phase I by successfully completing three technical tasks, viz., determining each treaty¿s inspection requirements, conducting an analytical/experimental program, and completing the detailed design of the x-ray/gamma-ray telescope for both aircraft and handheld applications. For the Open Skies aircraft, the x-ray/gamma-ray telescope will provide a new capability and support nonproliferation as well as counter-proliferation activities.

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