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Smartphone Enabled Spectroscopic Gamma-Neutron Radiation Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-14-C-00031
Agency Tracking Number: HSHQDC-14-R-00005-H-SB014.1-006-0001-I
Amount: $149,615.86
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB014.1-006
Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-14-R-00005
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-10-31
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472-4699
DUNS: 073804411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrey Gueorguiev
 Senior Scientist
 (617) 668-6832
 AGueorguiev@rmdinc.com
Business Contact
 Joanne Gladstone
Title: Vice President
Phone: (617) 668-6845
Email: 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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