Directed Mono-Energetic Gamma Source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-10-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: T081-001-0034
Amount: $749,942.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA08-001
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-11-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-11-26
Small Business Information
13428 Beach Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA, 90292
DUNS: 140789137
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Salime Max Boucher
 President
 (310) 822-5845
 boucher@radiabeam.com
Business Contact
 Salime Max Boucher
Title: President
Phone: (310) 822-5845
Email: boucher@radiabeam.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
For long-range active interrogation of Special Nuclear Materials, an intense beam of mono-energetic directed gamma rays is required. In Phase I of this project, RadiaBeam developed the design for such a source, based on Inverse Compton Scattering (ICS), and determined its feasibility. The key innovation in our source is a novel Interaction Region system design, which significantly increases the average flux and stability of the ICS system, compared to the state-of-the-art. In the proposed Phase II project, RadiaBeam will fabricate and test the Interaction Region system at an existing facility with a high-energy electron beam and laser. The result of a successful Phase II project will be a Proof of Concept experimental demonstration of our key innovations to enhance the ICS system performance, which would significantly reduce the risk involved in further development of such a system for long-range active interrogation.

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