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Join Bubble Technology Industries at the upcoming 2015 CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Boise, Idaho

Join Bubble Technology Industries at the upcoming 2015 CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition, from September 13-16th in Boise, Idaho. BTI will be exhibiting state-of-the-art radiation detection products for commercial vehicle applications, including FlexSpec systems, RadBump and RadCompass products.  If you would like to set up meetings with a BTI staff member or have any questions regarding our products, please email info@bubbletech.ca. Registration for the conference can be found here.

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Bubble Technology Industries Showcases Radiation Detection Equipment at the 2015 National Homeland Security Conference in San Antonio, Texas

Bubble Technology Industries was on hand to display its cutting-edge radiation detection equipment for attendees of the 2015 National Homeland Security Conference in San Antonio, Texas. BTI showcased a range of products, including the FlexSpec Mobile Transferable System, the RadBump and the RadCompass. Attendees were able to get a first hand look and demonstration of the technology being displayed. For additional information on this equipment or upcoming trade shows, please email info@bubbletech.ca.


Bubble Technology Industries Partners with Calian on $1 Million Bruce Power Contract

Bubble Technology Industries is partnered with Calian Technologies Ltd. to provide nuclear subject matter expertise for a newly awarded contract from Bruce Power to design, develop and support their Emergency Response Preparedness Corporate Exercises for 2015 and 2016.  A news release of the award can be found here.


Recent Results from Measurements on ISS Published

A paper describing the results of measurements on the International Space Station using BTI’s bubble detectors was published in the Radiation Protection Dosimetry journal on April 21st, 2015. The article, entitled “Bubble-detector measurements of neutron radiation in the International Space Station: ISS-34 to ISS-37”, describes results from the Radi-N2 and Matroshka-R experiments conducted during 2012 and 2013.

A link to the publication can be found here.


Bubble Technology Industries Receives Funding for Space-Related Projects

Bubble Technology Industries (BTI) has received support from the Canadian Space Agency for two new research projects.  The first project focuses on the development of a new neutron radiation spectrometer for measuring and characterizing neutron radiation on the International Space Station. The second project addresses the development of a new spectrometric technique for detecting and identifying trace quantities of materials during space exploration missions. For more information, please see this article about the full range of programs funded under this initiative.


Bubble Technology Industries Awarded Project Through CSA’s Space Technology Development Program

Cheryl Gallant, Canadian Member of Parliament for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, was on-site today to announce a new $555,281 project award to Bubble Technology Industries through the Canadian Space Agency’s Space Technology Development Program. The funding will support a feasibility study for a Multi-Agent Field Analyzer for Space Applications (MAFASA). This entails developing a new technique to identify components from geological samples gathered in the course of a manned or robotic exploration of extraterrestrial bodies such as Mars, the Moon, or an asteroid. News of this announcement can be found at CherylGallant.com.


Dr. Martin Smith Presents Results from the Measurements of Neutron Radiation on the International Space Station

On March 26th, 2015, Dr. Martin Smith, a Senior Scientist at Bubble Technology Industries, presented the “Measurements of Neutron Radiation on the International Space Station” to the Canadian Nuclear Society. Protection of astronauts from radiation is a high priority for long-duration human spaceflight, including proposed exploration missions to the moon and Mars. In order to improve understanding of radiation in space, measurements have been performed in low-Earth orbit for many years. These measurements, including those conducted using bubble detectors designed and manufactured by Bubble Technology Industries (BTI), have shown that neutrons contribute significantly to the total radiation dose received by astronauts. Since 2006, bubble detectors have been used to characterize neutron radiation on the International Space Station. These experiments have been performed by crewmembers including Canadian astronauts Bob Thirsk and Chris Hadfield. Results from these experiments can be found in Oxford Journal’s Radiation Protection Dosimetry Volume 133 issue 4, Volume 152 issue 4 and Volume 163, issue 1.


Ongoing Radiation Experiments Onboard the ISS

As part of the ongoing Radi-N2 experiment, which aims to characterize neutron radiation in various locations of the International Space Station, bubble detectors were deployed in the Japanese Experiment Module on January 6th, 2015. This was the first measurement using a new set of detectors, delivered by BTI in October 2014. More information can be found on the NASA ISS On-Orbit Status Blog for January 6th, 2015.


Update on Radi-N2 Bubble Detector Experiments aboard the International Space Station

The Radi-N2 project, funded by the Canadian Space Agency, continues to collect neutron radiation monitoring data using Bubble Technology Industries’ bubble detectors inside the International Space Station (ISS). Measurements were performed recently by NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore in the US Laboratory of the ISS. More information can be found on the NASA ISS On-Orbit Status Blog for February 3rd, 2015.

For more information, please see this article on the Space Ref website.


Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS

As part of the ongoing Radi-N2 experiment, which aims to characterize neutron radiation in various locations of the International Space Station, bubble detectors were deployed in the Japanese Experiment Module on January 6th, 2015. This was the first measurement using a new set of detectors, delivered by BTI in October 2014. More information can be found on the NASA ISS On-Orbit Status Blog for January 6th, 2015.


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