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Proposal Number: HSHQDC-14-R-00005-H-SB014.1-006-0001-II
Proposal Title: Smartphone Enabled Spectroscopic Gamma-Neutron Radiation Sensor
Topic Number: H-SB014.1-006
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: Smartphone or Tablet Controlled Devices for Radiation Detection, Identification, Classification and Quantification
Organization: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
Address: 44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699  
Abstract: RMD is proposing the development of a Smart-phone Enabled Radionuclide Identifier (SERI), a new detection instrument designed to take full advantage of the smartphone/tablet technology. The hardware platform will include a new advanced scintillator that will provide both high gamma-ray efficiency and spectroscopic performance, in addition to providing high neutron efficiency. The unit will communicate wirelessly to a smartphone/tablet, which will provide a graphical user interface, an isotope ID and a reach-back functionality. The early stage research is to optimally design the hardware components while moderating cost, instrument size and power consumption. Additionally, the software architecture of the accompanying 'app' will be designed along with the evaluation of key algorithms needed to identify radionuclides. The final product will be an instrument primarily geared to first responders. It will be compact, easily transportable and wearable, battery operable and rugged. Furthermore, with the novel detector design, SERI will provide a completely new level of performance.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-15-C-00033
Period of Performance: 04/22/2015 - 04/21/2016
Award/Contract Value: $500,008.71
Award/Obligated Amount: $500,008.71