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Proposal Number: HSHQDC-09-R-00041-0911028-I
Proposal Title: A High Repetition Rate Dual-Energy LINAC for Non Intrusive Inspection
Topic Number: 09.1-1
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: X-ray Generators to Enhance Material Discrimination Capability of Non Intrusive Inspection (NII) Imaging Systems
Organization: RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC
Address: 1717 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404-4021  
Abstract: Multi-energy radiography is a promising Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) technique for detection of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM). RadiaBeam Technologies proposes to develop an ultra-high repetition rate commercial linac system capable of pushing the multipleenergy pulse repetition rate above 1 KHz. The proposed approach utilizes an innovative, proprietary design and manufacturing technique developed at RadiaBeam, which substantially improves the cooling efficiency of accelerating structures. In Phase I, a 1 kHz, dual-energy linac system will be designed and prototype cells of the linac will be fabricated and tested. The successful demonstration of the linac design and manufacturing process will lead to full system fabrication and testing in Phase II. Ultimately, this development will allow multiple-energy scans of containers moving at full speed and increased throughput of other scanning stations, and thus significantly contribute to the domestic and international nuclear non-proliferation capabilities.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-09-C-00109
Period of Performance: 10/01/2009 - 03/31/2010
Award/Contract Value: $150,000.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $150,000.00