A fast pulsed, high flux directed neutron source for large stand off detection of special nuclear materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$99,995.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HDTRA1-08-P-0031
Agency Tracking Number:
T081-002-0030
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
DTRA08-002
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
ALAMEDA APPLIED SCIENCES CORP.
626 Whitney Street, 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, directed, fast neutron source to detect special nuclear materials at large stand off. Our source offers a <100ns neutron pulse with a repetition rate up to 1kHz. The Ph I program will demonstrate the critical features of the source including: a narrow neutron pulse width; a highly directed neutron beam; neutron rate scaling to the level required for 100m stand off detection of SNM. The commercial goal is to develop a replacement to existing isotropic neutron tube sources for applications that benefit from a directed high energy neutron beam.

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