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Proposal Number: 04110056
Proposal Title: Associated Particle Imaging Shipboard Inspection System
Topic Number: H-SB04.1-007
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Ship Compartment Inspection Device
Organization: Dynamics Technology, Inc.
Address: 21311 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 300
Torrance, CA 90503-5610  
Abstract: Dynamics Technology, Inc. (DTI) will develop a man-portable shipboard inspection system based on Associated Particle Imaging (API) technology, which can provide through-wall imaging behind bulkheads and within containers, along with automated threat material identification. The system builds on a decade of research by DTI and its partners, encompassing explosives identification, current government-sponsored R&D for related API applications, and recent progress in commercial components that supports rugged cost-effective systems development. Associated particle imaging is a neutron imaging technique that is particularly well suited to shipboard inspection because of its unique capability to provide: (1) man-portable inspection capability, (2) 3-D imagery to greatly enhance clutter suppression and improve automated material identification; and (2) penetration of steel bulkheads at high SNR. In Phase I, DTI will define operational requirements, perform an analytical feasibility assessment, provide supporting API measurements to validate the concept, identify advanced component tradeoffs, and define Phase II R&D requirements. In Phase II, we will develop advanced components and processing technology needed to achieve the functional and operational goals of a shipboard inspection system.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC040092
Period of Performance: 04/01/2004 - 11/19/2004
Award/Contract Value: $100,000.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $100,000.00