Smartphone Enabled Spectroscopic Gamma-Neutron Radiation Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-15-C-00033
Agency Tracking Number: HSHQDC-14-R-00005-H-SB014.1-006-0001-II
Amount: $500,008.71
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB014.1-006
Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-14-R-00005
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-04-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-04-21
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
 Joanne  Gladstone
 Vice President
 (617) 668-6845
 jgladstone@rmdinc.com
Business Contact
 Joanne Gladstone
Title: Vice President
Phone: (617) 668-6845
Email: jgladstones@rmdinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

RMD is proposing the development of a Smart-phone Enabled Radionuclide Identifier (SERI), a new detection instrument designed to take full advantage of the smartphone/tablet technology. The hardware platform will include a new advanced scintillator that will provide both high gamma-ray efficiency and spectroscopic performance, in addition to providing high neutron efficiency. The unit will communicate wirelessly to a smartphone/tablet, which will provide a graphical user interface, an isotope ID and a reach-back functionality. The early stage research is to optimally design the hardware components while moderating cost, instrument size and power consumption. Additionally, the software architecture of the accompanying 'app' will be designed along with the evaluation of key algorithms needed to identify radionuclides. The final product will be an instrument primarily geared to first responders. It will be compact, easily transportable and wearable, battery operable and rugged. Furthermore, with the novel detector design, SERI will provide a completely new level of performance.

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