RADIATION HARD X-RAY GAMMA AND NEUTRON DETECTORS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5526
Amount: $58,299.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Research Corp
8201 Corporate Dr - Ste 920, Landover, MD, 20785
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 A K DRUKIER
 (301) 459-8833
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
APPLIED RESEARCH CORPORATION (ARC) PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A NEW CLASS OF SOLID-STATE PARTICLE/RADIATION DETECTORS. USING CRYOGENIC TECHNIQUES, ORDER-OF-MAGNITUDE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE MAXIMUM TOLERABLE RADIATION DOSE ARE EXPECTED; A RADIATION DOSE OF 100 MEGARAD SHOULD NOT DESTROY THE DETECTOR CAPABILITIES. THE DETECTOR PROVIDES EXCELLENT PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTROMAGNETIC AND RADIATION EFFECTS WHICH MIGHT BE ENCOUNTERED IN AN UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR TEST. THE DETECTOR CAN CONSIST OF A LARGE ARRAY (10[5]X10[5]) OF SUPERCONDUCTING SENSORS AND COULD PROVIDE SPATIAL RESOLUTION OF A FEW MICRONS WITH A REASONABLE NUMBER OF READ-OUT CHANNELS. SUBNANOSECOND TIME RESOLUTION IS POSSIBLE. IT CAN BE ENGINEERED AS DETECTORS FOR X-RAY, GAMMA AND NEUTRON RADIATION.

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