Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance

Miniaturization of Support Infrastructure for Non-Intrusive Inspection X-Ray Systems

HSHQDC-15-C-00032 HSHQDC-14-R-00005-H-SB014.1-007-0004-II
(HSHQDC-14-R-00005 Phase II)
Miniaturized High Energy X-ray Source for Mobile Non-Intrusive Inspection Systems

RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC
1717 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404-4021


Mobile Non-Intrustive 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 and sufficient penetration, which are 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 build 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 lilacs on the market today. The X-ray source will find immediate application.