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Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 00-33610-9435
Agency Tracking Number: 2000-03070
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2000
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
ProdiGene, Inc.
101 Gateway Blvd., Suite 100, College Station, TX, 77845
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Howard
 (409) 862-8537
 jhoward@Prodigene.com
Business Contact
 John Howard
Title: President
Phone: (409) 690-8537
Email: jhoward@Prodigene.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Not Available We propose to develop multi-channel silicon x-ray detector arrays, and their associated integrated circuit pulse-processing electronics, for high energy resolution remote x-ray fluorescence measurements for planetary geochemical analysis. The detectors will detect x-rays from planetary bodies, such as the moon, asteroids, comets and Mercury, which are produced by fluorescence from the solar x-ray flux. The detectors will be sensitive in the 1 - 20 keV energy range, will have 200-400 eV FWHM energy resolution, will cover an area 100-200 cm2, and will operate without mechanical or cryogenic cooling. The detectors will be designed using one-dimensional strips delineating the individual detector elements, but will be fabricated on single monolithic substrates. A detector

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