Smartphone Enabled Spectroscopic Gamma-Neutron Radiation Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,615.86
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HSHQDC-14-C-00031
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
HSHQDC-14-R-00005-H-SB014.1-006-0001-I
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB014.1-006
Solicitation Number:
HSHQDC-14-R-00005
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (Currently Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc)
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472-4699
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073804411
Principal Investigator:
Kanai Shah
President
(617) 668-6853
kshah@rmdinc.com
Business Contact:
Joanne Gladstone
Vice President
(617) 668-6845
JGladstone@rmdinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
RMD is proposing the development of Smart-Phone Enabled Radionuclide Identifier (SERI), a new detection instrument designed to take full advantage of smartphone / tablet technology. The hardware platform will include a new advanced scintillator that will provide both high gamma-ray efficiency and spectroscopic performance, but also provide high neutron efficiency. The unit will communicate wirelessly to a smartphone / tablet, providing an interface for isotope ID and reach-back functionality. The early stage research is to optimally design the hardware components while moderating cost. Additionally, the software architecture of the accompanying application will be designed, including evaluation of key algorithms needed to determine isotope identity. The final product will be an instrument primarily geared to first responders. It will be compact, easily transportable and possibly worn, battery operable and rugged. Furthermore, with the novel detector design, it will provide a completely new level of performance.

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