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Proposal Number: SBIR-08-1-TA4-STE1
Proposal Title: Cold Cathode Radiation Sources
Topic Number: 08.1-4
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Non-Radioactive Alternatives or Techniques to Replace Radioactive Sources in Commercial Applications
Organization: Stellarray, Incorporated
Address: 9210 Cameron Road
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78754-3971  
Abstract: The proposed Flat panel X-ray Sources (FPXS) use cold cathode arrays lithographically formed on the exit window to emit hundred of thousands of e-beams towards a broad X-ray target. The X-rays thus generated emit out past the cathode arrays and the exit window. Since the X-ray flux is generated across a wide area it can be directed locally and directly towards objects to be sterilized, such as blood packets or medical products, either at the factory or in a hospital. Local generation of the X-rays allows the use of much safer anode voltages on the order of 150 kV or lower. Self-shielding, electrical, non-radioactive systems can be built using the FPXS panels to replace Ce-137 blood sterilizers and Co-60 medical products sterilization plants.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-08-C-00164
Period of Performance: 09/22/2008 - 03/21/2009
Award/Contract Value: $147,903.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $147,903.00