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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-14-C-00030
Agency Tracking Number: HSHQDC-14-R-00005-H-SB014.1-007-0004-I
Amount: $149,848.19
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB014.1-007
Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-14-R-00005
Small Business Information
RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC
1717 Stewart Street , Santa Monica, CA, 90404-4021
DUNS: 140789137
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Salime Boucher
 POC
 (310) 822-5845
 boucher@radiabeam.com
Business Contact
 Salime Boucher
Title: POC
Phone: (310) 822-5845
Email: 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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