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Award Information
Proposal Number: 0922010
Proposal Title: AS&E Phase II Aircraft Scanner
Topic Number: H-SB09.2-001
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: Mobile General Aviation (GA) Aircraft Screener
Organization: American Science and Engineering, Inc.
Address: 829 Middlesex Turnpike
Billerica, MA 01821-3907  
Abstract: In this Phase II effort, American Science & Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) will design, fabricate, test and deliver a mobile X-ray Backscatter one-sided imaging system suitable for examining general aviation aircraft for the presence of weapons, contraband or other proscribed items. The system employs a high resolution X-ray Backscatter imaging module mounted on an omni-directional host platform, providing exceptional motion control and versatility for imaging key points on general aviation aircraft, including engines, wings, fuselage, and empennage. The system incorporates collision avoidance to prevent any inadvertent contact with the object being scanned. Real time imagery is displayed to the operator, who controls the system from a co-located graphical user interface. The operator can manipulate and analyze the resulting images using the included software toolkit. The aircraft scanner can be easily moved from location to location within the airport using its own power, or it can be loaded onto a standard flatbed transport for more distant relocations. The system is safe for the operator, the item scanned and the surrounding area. A prototype system, training, manuals and support will be provided within the twelve month program.
Award/Contract Number: D11PC20001
Period of Performance: 12/10/2010 - 03/09/2012
Award/Contract Value: $750,000.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $750,000.00