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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-08-C-00020
Agency Tracking Number: 721001
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
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
DUNS: 836439968
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Bures
 Senior Scientist
 (510) 483-4156
 bures@aasc.net
Business Contact
 Mahadevan Krishnan
Title: President
Phone: (510) 483-4156
Email: 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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