NSTec seeks muon-based scanner

Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:02 AM

CHANTILLY, Va., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A new scanner system for applied research on nuclear detection technology is to be developed by Decision Sciences International of Virginia.

The scanner would employ muon tomography, which uses naturally occurring cosmic ray muons to safely and securely detect and image high density material.

National Security Technologies issued the contract and plans to use the scanner for research on new scanning and imaging applications.

Additional details on the contract and the technology were not provided.

National Security Technologies is a joint venture of Northrop Grumman, AECOM, CH2M Hill, and Babcock & Wilcox. It manages operations at the Nevada National Security Site and related facilities and laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration. It also works closely with NNSA laboratories in verification and nonproliferation research and development.

Decision Sciences is an advanced security and detection systems company,

"We're pleased to have this new opportunity to once again work with NSTec in furtherance of their research objectives," said Decision Sciences President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Stanton D. Sloane.

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