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Radioactive Anomaly Detection and Identification Algorithm Suite (RADIAS) for Enhanced Radiological Search

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Contract: HM047621C0027
Agency Tracking Number: NGA-P2-21-14
Amount: $999,847.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NGA192-002
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-07-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-07-11
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1111
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan Mueller
 (978) 738-8184
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop advanced machine learning (ML) algorithms to detect and identify radiological and nuclear threats in gamma-ray spectra in real-time. The Radiation Anomaly Detector (RAD) will be packaged with an improved version of PSI’s award winning Poisson Clutter Split (PCS) algorithm, which represents the state-of-the-art capability for real-time (1Hz) isotope identification. Supervisory algorithms will maximize sensitivity to both known threats with a priori available signatures and unknown threats that can only be identified as anomalies. The combined Radioactive Anomaly Detection and Identification Algorithm Suite (RADIAS) will significantly improve the performance of current and future sensor systems used by US Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies in the search for radioactive threats, especially Special Nuclear Material (SNM). The algorithms will be optimized for long range detection and identification. RADIAS will be developed to support low-power operation when executing on embedded computational devices during long-term battery powered deployments. RADIAS will integrate with NGA and DoD sensor systems and with PSI’s other commercial radiological/nuclear products such as the PCS-Enabled Radiation Monitor (PERM), the Mobile Urban Radiation Search (MURS) and PERM-Mobile.

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