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A fast pulse, intermediate flux, bench-top, high rep-rate x-ray source for PRS…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
79000
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
RDI060003352
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation
3077 Teagarden Street San Leandro, CA 94577-5720
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: A fast pulse, intermediate flux, bench-top, high rep-rate x-ray source for PRS diagnostic calibration
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: HDTRA2-08-C-0001
Award Amount: $749,999.00
 

Abstract:

Presently, commercial and government radiation test facilities do not have convenient, reliable calibration systems for routine, day-in, day-out checks on x-ray and neutron detectors or their filter arrays. Lack of such calibration systems compromises the quality of the testing, and leads to wasted time and manpower resources used to resolve the ensuing uncertainties. We are developing a compact, reliable, cost-effective soft x-ray and neutron source that can be used to calibrate x-ray and neutron-sensitive detectors and their associated filters for scientific and homeland security applications in both government and commercial laboratories. In Phase I we built a breadboard pulsed x-ray source, optimized its output, and demonstrated its utility for calibrating x-ray detectors. In Phase II we will build a prototype x-ray and neutron source, demonstrating long life and reliability in a system that can be replicated at a reasonable cost. Outside users will be able to use the system to calibrate their detectors.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Bures
Senior Scientist
5104834156
bures@aasc.net

Business Contact:

Mahadevan Krishnan
President
5104834156
krishnan@aasc.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALAMEDA APPLIED SCIENCES CORP.
626 Whitney Street San Leandro, CA 94577

EIN/Tax ID: 943201700
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No