Single Wall Nanotube Based Sensor for Particle Sensing in the Space Environment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$734,270.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8718-05-C-0029
Award Id:
62244
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-0963
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
INFOSCITEX (Currently Infoscitex Corporation)
16 Longmeadow road, Lincoln, MA, 01773
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004627316
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Tiano
Principal Investigator
(781) 684-4118
ttiano@foster-miller.com
Business Contact:
Richard Wiesman
Executive Vice President
(781) 674-4242
sdorsey@foster-miller.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposed Phase II effort will exploit the novel response of single wall nanotubes to energetic particles for the development of nanotube-based detectors for photons and charged particles ranging from ~2.5 eV (optical) to ~2.5 MeV (gamma rays). Discrimination will be achieved by using filters in front of the detectors and/or pulse height discrimination. Nanotubes with varying electrical properties will be used to make different microelectronic structures which will be exposed to different classes of energetic particles to find the optimum configurations for detection in specific situations. The detectors developed in this program will be based on nanotubes ropes with varying lengths and nanotube/polymer composites. Both the detector configuration and the substrates will be chosen so as to support the device's ability to obtain clear responses to radiation. The nanotube density in the detector devices will be varied to tailor the counting response in individual substrates on the order of 1 to 2 in. diameter for a wide range of flux levels. In this manner, an array of small masked nanotube detector elements will be developed to detect a wide range of particle types and fluxes in a compact, lightweight package. (P-040231)

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