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SPECIAL MONITOR DETECTOR DEVELOPMENT FOR RESPIRATOR CONTAMINATION

Award Information
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20868
Amount: $149,956.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1994
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
4939 Lower Roswell Rd, Suite 106, Marietta, GA, 30068
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Joseph J Shonka
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INTEGRATED DETECTION SYSTEM FOR CONTAMINATION MONITORING OF RESPIRATORS HAS BEEN PROBLEMATIC. BECAUSE OF THE COMPLEX SURFACES, HAND MONITORING USING PORTABLE SURVEY INSTRUMENTATION HAS BEEN THE PREFERRED METHOD. HAND MONITORING IS COSTLY IN TIME AND OFTEN FAILS TO RELIABLY ACHIEVE A GIVEN DETECTION LIMIT BECAUSE OF VARIABLES SUCH AS SURVEY SPEED ANDDISTANCE FROM THE PROBE. THERE IS NEED FOR AN EASILY USED AND CALIBRATED MONITORING SYSTEM FORRESPIRATORS. IN PHASE I OF THIS RESEARCH, WE PROPOSE TO STUDY THREE DIVERSE APPROACHES TO RESPIRATOR MONITORING: PROPORTIONAL COUNTERS, PLASTIC SCINTILLATORS, AND LIQUID SCINTILLATORS. THE MOST PROMISING APPROACH WOULD BE MORE FULLY DEVELOPED IN PHASE II OF THE PROJECT.

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