IMPROVED NEUTRON SPECTROMETER AND EXPOSURE METER

Award Information
Agency:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,550.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
14211
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Shonka Research Associates Inc
5199 Sandlewood Court, Marietta, GA, 30068
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Shonka
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE UNCERTAINTY IN MEASURING NEUTRON DOSE EQUIVALENT RATES RESULTS IN UNCERTAINTY IN ASSIGNMENT OF THE PROPER DOSE TO OCCUPATIONAL RECORDS AND CAN RESULT IN IMPROPER IMPLEMENTATION OF CONTROLS TO LIMIT THE EXPOSURE. A NOVEL PORTABLE NEUTRON SPECTROMETER IS PROPOSED WHICH WILL REDUCE THE UNCERTAINTY OF SUCH MEASUREMENTS TO LESS THAN 20%. MANYCOMPONENTS OF THIS DEVICE ARE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE. SYSTEM INTEGRATION, CHARACTERIZATION, SUPPORTING SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED. THIS RESEARCH PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A NOVEL NEUTRON SPECTROMETER AND EXPOSURE METER FOR RESEARCH AND FIELD APPLICATIONS. THERE IS WIDESPREAD NEED FOR THIS DEVICE IN THE RADIATION COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF THE COMPLEXITY OF INTERPRETING EXPOSURE TO NEUTRONS AND FOR EXPERIMENTAL QUALIFICATION OF NEUTRON SHIELDING DESIGN.

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