Next Generation Neutron Detectors for Backpack and Handheld Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-12-C-00053
Agency Tracking Number: SBIR11-1-SBIR11.1-001-FP-010
Amount: $477,542.30
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 11.1-001
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4800 Lyons Technology Parkway, Suite 3, Coconut Creek, FL, 33073-4358
DUNS: 119555097
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Frank
 dlfrank@ia-tec.com
Business Contact
 David Frank
Email: dlfrank@ia-tec.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Innovative American Technology Inc. (IAT) has developed a prototype backpack, a handheld neutron detector and a directional neutron detector based on our 6LiFZnS(Ag) neutron detector design. IAT has also developed prototype designs for a miniaturized sensor electronics module (MSEM) that integrate signal processing and power into an individual neutron detector module and the application of a solid state photomultiplier (SSPM) to enable a compact and rugged handheld neutron detector module. We would like to commercialize our backpack neutron detector using our miniature sensor electronics module to provide a low power and compact NDM for incorporation into a wide variety of backpack applications. We would also like to commercialize a compact and low power handheld neutron detector module using a solid state photomultiplier and a simplified set of electronics to provide neutron efficiency and gamma rejection that exceed the specified requirements in ANSI 42.43 and one that could be directly applied to the RadSeeker handheld detector system to demonstrate commercial viability. The estimated cost for the project is $ 477,530. The Cost Proposal is included in the Program Schedule on page 12. The proposed program is a ten-month effort for the rapid development and commercialization of the IAT Backpack and Handheld neutron detector modules. Initial efforts for both programs are currently underway.

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