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Proposal Number: SBIR11-1-SBIR11.1-001-FP-015-II
Proposal Title: Low Dark Current Portable Neutron Detector
Topic Number: 11.1-001
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: Development of commercial hand-held and backpack neutron detectors
Organization: Agiltron, Inc.
Address: 15 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801-1040  
Abstract: A Neutron detection device is an indispensable tool for power, medical, defense, and homeland security applications. The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear weapons is a serious threat in today¿s world. Low cost, low power, high performance, rugged and portable neutron detection devices are highly desirable for these applications. Yet, the cost and production volume of the traditional He-3 tube based neutron detector are greatly limited by the availability of the He-3 rare gas. Agiltron proposes an unprecedented fabrication and integration approach to make a boron-10 filled micro-fabricated solid-state neutron detector, which, with performance readily able to replace the He-3 tubes, can be commercially manufactured at low cost for largescale deployment. Our success in Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of key fabrication steps and provided a rationale for carrying out the detector prototype development in Phase II, which will further lead to the large-scale manufacture of these next generation neutron detectors.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-12-C-00021
Period of Performance: 08/06/2012 - 08/05/2014
Award/Contract Value: $369,465.70
Award/Obligated Amount: $369,465.70