Cold Cathode Radiation Sources

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$147,903.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HSHQDC-08-C-00164
Award Id:
84020
Agency Tracking Number:
SBIR-08-1-TA4-STE1-0
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2020 Centimeter Circle, Austin, TX, 78758
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808343607
Principal Investigator:
Burt Fowler
Principal Investigator
(512) 997-7782
fowler@stellar-micro.com
Business Contact:
Mark Eaton
President
(512) 997-7781
eaton@stellar-micro.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed Flat panel X-ray Sources (FPXS) use cold cathode arrays lithographically formed on the exit window to emit hundred of thousands of e-beams towards a broad X-ray target. The X-rays thus generated emit out past the cathode arrays and the exit window. Since the X-ray flux is generated across a wide area it can be directed locally and directly towards objects to be sterilized, such as blood packets or medical products, either at the factory or in a hospital. Local generation of the X-rays allows the use of much safer anode voltages on the order of 150 kV or lower. Self-shielding, electrical, non-radioactive systems can be built using the FPXS panels to replace Ce-137 blood sterilizers and Co-60 medical products sterilization plants.

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