Gamma-Ray Optical Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28364
Amount: $58,286.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 7146, Huntsville, AL, 35807
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Eleonora Witteles
 (205) 772-9488
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
Phase I will study the feasibility of developing material processes for the construction of Gamma-Ray optical components including reflecting coatings, narrow band filters, focusing systems for guiding, collimating, focusing Gamma-Rays. The approach to the design is the use of multilayer structures of alternating high/low dielectric susceptibility materials. Applications of Gamma-Ray Optics are in astrophysics, military, microelectronics explosives and narcotics interdiction, medicine. Gamma-Ray lenses will improve the design and resolution of Gamma-Ray imaging spectroscopes for exploration of solar flares. Gamma-Ray reflective coatings may be used in radiation hardening of electro-optical components, detectors, microelectronics, baffles, filters, FPA, in Gamma environment. Lenses will improve instruments in medicine reducing dose to patient.

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