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RadMATE - a Mobile RAD/NUC Reachback App

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-12-C-00103
Agency Tracking Number: DNDOSBIR12-03-FP-001-SLI
Amount: $149,272.20
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 2012.1-003
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-09-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-03-20
Small Business Information
12265 World Trade Drive Suite E
San Diego, CA 92128-3771
United States
DUNS: 827054490
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Eric Ackermann
Business Contact
 James Winso
Research Institution

The risk of an adversary mounting a Radiological or Nuclear (RAD/NUC) attack on the United
States remains one of the greatest threats to our Nation. The Domestic Nuclear Detection
Office (DNDO) has identified an opportunity for exploiting rapidly emerging Smart Phone
technology as one of many tools to counter this threat by giving Law Enforcement Officers
(LEOs) and Emergency Responders (ERs) support on their local Smart Phones or Tablets to
significantly enhance their ability to properly adjudicate encounters with radiation sources.
The classification of RAD/NUC threats is challenging because the terrestrial environment
includes significant radiation background. This includes Naturally Occurring Radioactive
Material (NORM) and many legal medical and industrial sources. Providing officers and
responders with up to date support through an in hand Smart Phone or Tablet will optimize their
defensive response throughout the Nation. The Smart Phone support will automate and
standardize communications with centralized authorities. The benefits will include minimized
burden on operators and eliminating the need for a specialized laptop computer with instrumentspecific
Reachback software. SLI’s proposed development of radMATE will combine all of these
elements in a powerful software package to provide a user friendly Smart Phone App that is easily
adaptive to individual agency requirements.

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