Spectroscopic Dosimeter

Period of Performance: 01/01/2009 - 12/31/2009

$600K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Merril Corporation of Utah, dba MSI Photogenics
P.O. Box 511283
Salt Lake City, UT 84151
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Abstract

Analysis of Phase I test data demonstrates that the Photogenics Spectroscopic Dosimeter will detect neutron energies from 0.8 up to 600 MeV. The detector efficiencies in the energy region of interest to NASA of 0.5 to 150 MeV were predicted by MCNP-X models. These models were partially confirmed by the tests at the EAL and LANSCE, with a high confidence in the data for the 1-14 MeV range and a confirmation of the detector's spectroscopic capabilities between 15-150 MeV. Further analysis of the high energy data will be performed in Phase II.