The US Department of Energy has awarded Mesa Photonics two Phase II Small Business Innovation (SBIR) grants.
The first grant, “Complete characterization of ultrafast X-ray pulses,” will develop critical diagnostics for pulsed ultrafast X-ray systems being built worldwide. These systems can be used for non-destructive testing, microanalysis, microscopy, and medical imaging and diagnostics.
The second grant, “Chemical remote sensor for proliferation,” will lead to development of a small, light-weight sensor that is designed to detect clandestine nuclear processing. The sensor uses light to measure emissions generated during uranium refining.
The Department of Energy awarded 104 grants – including the two for Mesa Photonics — out of 209 proposals that were submitted in April.