LONG, HIGH SENSITIVITY FISSION COUNTER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 400
Amount: $413,668.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Reuter-stokes Inc.
18530 S. Miles Parkway, Cleveland, OH, 44128
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Frederick L. Glesius
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS THE DESIGN OF A HIGH-SENSITIVITY NEUTRON DETECTOR WITH A SENSITIVE LENGTH OF FIVE TO EIGHT FEET. THE DETECTOR IS A FISSION COUNTER DESIGNED FOR RELIABLE, LONG-TERM OPERATION AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURE AND IN HIGH GAMMA RADIATION FIELDS. THE RESEARCH EFFORT WILL INVESTIGATE THE UTILIZATION OF RECENT ADVANCES IN DETECTOR TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE NEUTRON SENSITIVITY AND PROVIDE THE CAPABILITY OF POSITION SENSING. IT IS PROPOSED TO DESIGN A DETECTOR EMPLOYING A LUMPED ELEMENT TRANSMISSION LINE CONFIGURATION, FILLING GAS WITH HIGH ELECTRON MOBILITY, AND LARGE AREA ELECTRODES. SOLUTIONS WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR SEVERAL MECHANICAL DESIGN PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FABRICATION AND TEMPERATURE CYCLING OF VERY LONG DETECTORS.

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