High Resolution, Room Temperature Semiconductor Detectors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HDTRA1-05-P-0110
Award Id:
74400
Agency Tracking Number:
T051-006-0046
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073804411
Principal Investigator:
KanaiShah
Director of Research
(617) 668-6855
KShah@rmdinc.com
Business Contact:
GeraldEntine
President
(617) 668-6800
GEntine@rmdinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Proliferation of the weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear weapons is a serious threat in the world today. Prevention of the spread of nuclear weapons has reached a state of heightened urgency in recent years, especially since the events on September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. Gamma ray spectrometers are an important tool in checking the proliferation of the nuclear weapons. Important requirements for the gamma ray spectrometers used in this application include good energy resolution, high detection efficiency, compact size, light weight, easy portability, and low power requirements. None of the available gamma-ray sensors satisfy all these requirements. The goal of the proposed effort is to investigate a high efficiency semiconductor detector that promises high energy resolution at room temperature.

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