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Award/Contract
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Abstract

11.1-001
Development of commercial hand-held and backpack neutron detectors

HSHQDC-11-C-00107 SBIR11-1-SBIR11.1-001-FP-010
(HSHQDC-11-R-00087 Phase I)
Next Generation Neutron Detectors for Backpack and Handheld Applications

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

10/01/2011
to
03/31/2012
$148,559.00

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.