The SIGMA program aims to revolutionize detection and deterrent capabilities for countering nuclear terrorism. The desire for significantly lower-cost and more capable radiation detectors is a common element of multiple detection concepts-of-operations (CONOPs). A key component of SIGMA thus involves developing novel approaches to achieve low-cost, high-efficiency, packaged radiation detectors with spectroscopic gamma and neutron sensing capability. The program will seek to leverage existing infrastructure to help enable these next-generation detectors and their deployment in order to demonstrate game-changing detection and deterrent systems.
DHS-DNDO Mobile Urban Radiation Search (MURS) Vehicle
Berkeley Applied Analytics is the primary integrator for the DHS/DNDO Mobile Urban Radiation Search (MURS) Vehicle. This Advanced Technological Demonstration project is the result of almost of decade of research & development within the national laboratories and industry to provide a next generation mobile radiation imager for the domestic nuclear threat detection mission. This system will incorporate cutting edge research within the radiation detection and driverless vehicle project spaces to fuse 3D contextual information and gamma-ray imaging data within novel human-machine interfaces.
DHS-DNDO Wearable Intelligent Nuclear Detection (WIND) System
The WIND program will explore the design and development of a modular and cross-functional wearable, or pedestrian-based, radiation detection, localization, and identification PTU. This program will develop and characterize the performance of the standalone WIND PTU and networked WIND system that will have greatly enhanced performance over current wearable systems. The characterization will be performed to evaluate the efficacy of the WIND PTU and its ability to be used in selected Concept of Operations (CONOPS), both as an individual detector and as part of a network approach for a small team.