Gas Bearing Centrifugal Compressor System for Radioxenon Monitoring

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-11ER90077
Agency Tracking Number: 97571
Amount: $149,942.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 55 a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000413
Small Business Information
Creare Incorporated
16 Great Hollow Road, Hanover, NH, -
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Breedlove
 Dr.
 (603) 643-3800
 jfb@creare.com
Business Contact
 James Barry
Title: Dr.
Phone: (603) 640-2487
Email: contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Radioxenon monitoring systems are an important tool for detecting nuclear weapon tests around the world. These systems must be reliable and have low contamination potential because nuclear detonations can occur without warning and the opportunity to detect these events is relatively brief. Currently, there are no commercially available compressors that are suitable for these systems. Creare has proposed to develop a miniature, gas-bearing, centrifugal compressor system that will satisfy the challenging requirements associated with radioxenon monitoring systems. Commercial Application and Other Benefits: Our primary commercialization focus is to supply compressor systems for a network of radioxenon monitoring stations located around the world. Related products include compressors for scientific instruments and turbo-Brayton cryocoolers

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