Miniaturized High Energy X-ray Source for Mobile Non-Intrusive Inspection Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,848.19
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HSHQDC-14-C-00030
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
HSHQDC-14-R-00005-H-SB014.1-007-0004-I
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB014.1-007
Solicitation Number:
HSHQDC-14-R-00005
Small Business Information
1717 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90404-4021
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
140789137
Principal Investigator:
Salime Boucher
POC
(310) 822-5845
boucher@radiabeam.com
Business Contact:
Salime Boucher
POC
(310) 822-5845
boucher@radiabeam.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Mobile Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) systems are advantageous as they can be deployed to where the greatest need exists, and they generally have small footprints, which is necessary in many locations. However the currently deployed mobile NII systems do not offer effective material discrimination, which is critical for shielded radiological/nuclear threat identification. This is because the current generation of high-energy interlaced 6/9 MeV X-ray sources needed for good material discrimination are too large and heavy to fit into a compact mobile system. In this project, RadiaBeam will develop an X-ray source that meets the small size and weight required for a mobile scanner yet can provide the imaging performance required to detect shielded threats. We will design a dual-energy, 6/9 MeV linac that, combined with all support infrastructure (electronics, cooling, shielding), will be half the weight and volume of the dual energy linacs on the market today. The X-ray source will find immediate application in the cargo scanning market.

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