Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance

X-ray Generators to Enhance Material Discrimination Capability of Non Intrusive Inspection (NII) Imaging Systems

HSHQDC-10-C-00158 HSHQDC-09-R-00041-0911002-II
(HSHQDC-09-R-00041 Phase II)
Development of a 3/6/9 MeV X-ray Generator

Accuray Incorporated
1310 Chesapeake Terrace
Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1100


Accuray bases this proposal on an X-ray generator, model DX500K, designed, built, and delivered to a major contractor in December 2008 as part of the DNDO-CAARS program. Accuray's DX500K operates at single or dual energy modes of 6 MeV and 9 MeV and interleaves between 6 MeV and 9 MeV at 400 Hz. The pulse to pulse jitter is negligible-- a major performance factor in high Z detection. The system operates in X-band making DX500K compact in size and weight. The strong progress of 6/9 MeV interleaved radiation as a means to detect high Z threat materials renders it a natural starting point for development of a 3/6/9 MeV interleaf system so that a single machine can accomplish multiple detection objectives in cargo inspection. We propose to use the DX500K as foundation to design a new system with energies 3, 6, and 9 MeV in single and interleaf modes. The repetition rate will be 800 Hz minimum with dose rates given in the technical proposal. Accuray has extensive experience in X-band accelerators. Our primary business in medical accelerators augments development of other applications via engineering, facilities and infrastructure and can easily transition to volume production.

Innovative Training Technology for Preventive Rad/Nuc Detection

HSHQDC-10-C-00119 HSHQDC-09-R-00041-0911034-II
(HSHQDC-09-R-00041 Phase II)
Realistic and Adaptive Interactive Learning System (RAILS)

Spectral Labs Incorporated
10905 Technology Place
San Diego, CA 92127-1811


The Next Generation computer based PRND Training Application sought by DNDO requires seamless coordination of First Responder Training expertise, Video Simulation capability, Radiation Physics principles and PRND Equipment familiarity. Spectral Labs Inc. (SLI) proposes an innovative approach that brings all of these elements together to develop simulation software that provides physically realistic and effective PRND Training to First Responders by first adding Radiation Transport algorithms to an existing Video Game Engine which will be used to generate Training Scenarios based on real locations, and then testing the accuracy of those simulations by comparing the virtual environment with data collected from real world measurements. The engine to be used is a powerful and feature rich design platform that can be applied to generate training scenarios for the PC or other platforms. The Phase I effort will create two Simulated Training Scenarios, each with direction from a First Responders training professional to ensure application of appropriate Training Principles. This input enables SLI to evaluate the ability of these simulations to ingrain in the trainee an innate sense of how to detect, locate and identify orphan or threat radioisotope sources as well as to develop the necessary PRND Equipment operation skills.