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Proposal Number: 0522009
Proposal Title: RADSITE: A Compact Directional Gamma Finder
Topic Number: H-SB05.2-006
Phase: Phase II
Organization: Space Micro Inc.
Address: 10401 Roselle Street
Ste 400
San Diego, CA 92121-2256  
Abstract: Commercially fielded Radiation Detectors do a fine job of measuring and identifying Gamma Radiation Sources, but are not able to provide an additional extremely useful capability to augment the radiological assessment missions of Law Enforcement, First Responder and Military Personnel; namely to enable quick standoff ability to find the radiation source or sources. Directional Gamma Finding is complicated by the fact that the environment includes considerable Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) and legitimate Sources that along with scatter from the target source interfere with the azimuth determination. Space Micro Inc (SMI) has developed a Radiation Source Identification and Targeting (RADSITE(TM)) innovation that not only remotely detects and identifies Gamma Sources; but by use of a unique processing technique provides the operator with simultaneous threat Azimuth Directions. Significantly, this technology, protected by a provisional patent application, can be deployed in a rugged, portable package to nearly all mission locations. Phase I Bench Testing by SMI provided physical confirmation that our innovative array of Lanthanum Bromide (LaBr3) sensors could resolves source angular direction to better than +/- 5o. This Phase II proposal is for provision of Field Prototypes suitable for field evaluation to provide the foundation for product commercialization.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC070028
Period of Performance: 05/11/2007 - 02/10/2009
Award/Contract Value: $750,000.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $428,571.00