TEWKSBURY, Mass., July 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Homeland Security Department has awarded Raytheon a phase II contract to continue development of a radiation detection technology.
U.S. company Raytheon was awarded the follow-on contract, managed by the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office under the Exploratory Research in Nuclear Detection Technology Program. Raytheon will continue development of the Stand-Off Warning Against Radiological Materials program.
Under the $1.176 million phase II deal, Raytheon will develop a capability for the SWARM radiation detection program, a news release said.
"The goal of the SWARM program is to take a strategic and analytical approach to addressing the challenges of radiation detection in a realistic environment," Michael Del Checcolo, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems vice president of engineering, said in a statement.
"The team is developing modeling capability to optimize the number and types of sensors being used for detection, along with the architecture necessary to implement a distributed sensor network to protect our nation from the threat of nuclear terrorism."