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A High Repetition Rate Dual-Energy LINAC for Non Intrusive Inspection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-09-C-00109
Agency Tracking Number: 0911028
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
United States
DUNS: 140789137
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Pedro Frigola
 (310) 822-5845
Business Contact
 Salime Boucher
Phone: (310) 822-5845
Research Institution

Multi-energy radiography is a promising Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) technique for detection of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM).  RadiaBeam Technologies proposes to develop an ultra-high repetition rate commercial linac system capable of pushing the multipleenergy pulse repetition rate above 1 KHz. The proposed approach utilizes an innovative, proprietary design and manufacturing technique developed at RadiaBeam, which substantially improves the cooling efficiency of accelerating structures. In Phase I, a 1 kHz, dual-energy linac system will be designed and prototype cells of the linac will be fabricated and tested. The successful demonstration of the linac design and manufacturing process will lead to full system fabrication and testing in Phase II. Ultimately, this development will allow multiple-energy scans of containers moving at full speed and increased throughput of other scanning stations, and thus significantly contribute to the domestic and international nuclear non-proliferation capabilities.

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