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Center Independent Research & Development: GSFC IRAD

ISS Leak Detection and Astrophysics with Lobster-Eye X-Ray Detector

Completed Technology Project

Project Introduction

The Lobster-Eye X-Ray Transient Detector leverages cutting-edge science detectors to improve human spaceflight on ISS and Astrophysics applications. The unique features of the Lobster X-Ray detector are the large Field of View (FOV), high sensitivity and high localization focused X-Rays. The impact of the technology will enable both ISS world-class science and astronaut safety.

Lobster X-Ray Imaging technology gives high sensitivity and source localization. The project consist of the following: Demonstrate angular resolution and sensitivity. Successful lab demonstration of ISS leak checking, using nitrogen, electron beam, and Lobster x-ray optic.

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Technology Maturity (TRL)