A fast pulse, portable fast neutron source for special nuclear materials detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HSHQDC-08-C-00020
Agency Tracking Number:
721001
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation
626 Whitney St, San Leandro, CA, 94577
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836439968
Principal Investigator:
Brian Bures
Senior Scientist
(510) 483-4156
bures@aasc.net
Business Contact:
Mahadevan Krishnan
President
(510) 483-4156
krishnan@aasc.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Alameda Applied Sciences Corp proposes to develop a fast pulse, portable, fast neutron source to detect SNM in the field. Our source offers a 20ns neutron pulse with a repetition rate up to 1kHz. The goal is to develop a source with 1000hrs of continuous operation at 1E8 n/s. The Ph I program will demonstrate the critical features of the source including pulse width, reproducibility and neutron yield. The commercial goal is to develop a replacement to existing neutron tube sources for applications that benefit from a fast neutron pulse.

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