Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance

Neutron detectors including replacement for He-3

HSHQDC-11-C-00050 HSHQDC-10-R-00030-1011003-II
(HSHQDC-10-R-00030 Phase II)
Neutron Detectors Including Replacement for H-3

Innovative American Technology Inc.
4800 Lyons Technology Parkway Suite 3
Coconut Creek, FL 33073-4358


IAT has developed the 6LiFZnS(Ag) neutron detector for replacemen of 3He detectors providing neutron efficiency and gamma rejection comparable to 3He tube detectors. To increase neutron efficiency and reduce gamma events in our current detector, we propose the reduction of the ZnS(Ag)scintillation material to nano particles to enhance light transmission across the 6LiFZnS(Ag)layer. To further reduce gamma events and increase the abiltiy to separate neutron and gamma signals, we would further propose the replacement of the ZnS(Ag) scintillation material with an alternative scintillation material such as P47-Y2SiO5:Ce.

Development of commercial hand-held and backpack neutron detectors

HSHQDC-12-C-00053 SBIR11-1-SBIR11.1-001-FP-010-II
(HSHQDC-11-R-00087 Phase II)
Next Generation Neutron Detectors for Backpack and Handheld Applications

Innovative American Technology Inc.
4800 Lyons Technology Parkway Suite 3
Coconut Creek, FL 33073-4358


Innovative American Technology Inc. (IAT) has developed a prototype backpack, a handheld neutron detector and a directional neutron detector based on our 6LiFZnS(Ag) neutron detector design. IAT has also developed prototype designs for a miniaturized sensor electronics module (MSEM) that integrate signal processing and power into an individual neutron detector module and the application of a solid state photomultiplier (SSPM) to enable a compact and rugged handheld neutron detector module. We would like to commercialize our backpack neutron detector using our miniature sensor electronics module to provide a low power and compact NDM for incorporation into a wide variety of backpack applications. We would also like to commercialize a compact and low power handheld neutron detector module using a solid state photomultiplier and a simplified set of electronics to provide neutron efficiency and gamma rejection that exceed the specified requirements in ANSI 42.43 and one that could be directly applied to the RadSeeker handheld detector system to demonstrate commercial viability. The estimated cost for the project is $ 477,530. The Cost Proposal is included in the Program Schedule on page 12. The proposed program is a ten-month effort for the rapid development and commercialization of the IAT Backpack and Handheld neutron detector modules. Initial efforts for both programs are currently underway.