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Proposal Number: SBIR11-1-SBIR11.1-001-FP-010
Proposal Title: Next Generation Neutron Detectors for Backpack and Handheld Applications
Topic Number: 11.1-001
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Development of commercial hand-held and backpack neutron detectors
Organization: Innovative American Technology Inc.
Address: 5255 North Federal Highway
Suite 300
Boca Raton, FL 33487-4901  
Abstract: Innovative American Technology proposes the development of a next generation neutron detector module to support human portable backpack and handheld neutron detector systems. The neutron detector module is based on our proven 6LiFZnS(Ag) detector modules coupled with a miniature sensor electronics module (MSEM) and solid-state photo-multiplier to provide a high performance neutron detectors that are compact, light-weight and have very low power consumption. We would also propose a neutron source directional capability for both the backpack and handheld neutron detector systems. The proof-of¿concept backpack neutron detector has been created by Innovative American Technology and that meets or exceeds neutron efficiency, gamma rejection and environmental requirements. IAT would like to provide four important improvements to the IAT human portable neutron detector: 1. Next generation neutron detector electronics designed to provide low-power consumption and small footprint. 2. Neutron detector directional indication capability that operates in a backpack configuration. 3. Neutron detector directional indication capability that operates in a handheld configuration. 4. Solid-State Photo-Multiplier applied to the 6LiFZnS(Ag) neutron detector.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-11-C-00107
Period of Performance: 10/01/2011 - 03/31/2012
Award/Contract Value: $148,559.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $148,559.00