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Technology Development

Technology Development


Technology Development

SC&A supports the development and assessment of remediation, detection, and decontamination technologies for government and industry. Our services include:

Sample Projects

  • For the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, SC&A provided Scientific Engineering and Technical Assistance to support the Agency’s efforts to develop a system of technologies to detect, decontaminate, and clean up radioactively contaminated buildings in the event of an incident involving a radiological dispersal device (“dirty bomb”).
  • For the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, SC&A led an industry and university team to develop a person-portable scanning system using terahertz technology to detect from a distance low-vapor-pressure toxic chemicals, liquid explosives, and precursors.
  • For the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, SC&A participated as a subcontractor in the development of a nontraditional design for the standoff detection of low-vapor-pressure chemical agents. SC&A identified and characterized the properties of chemical agents as possible target compounds for the terahertz-based detection system and helped the prime define the overall project direction and technology.
  • For the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, SC&A participated as a subcontractor in the development of a nontraditional method for the remote detection of biological and chemical compounds using a system design based on continuous-wave terahertz technology. SC&A identified and characterized the properties of target bioterrorism and toxic chemical agents.
  • Using internal funding, SC&A is leading an Internal Research and Development project with other advanced technology companies to develop methods to remotely, accurately, and quickly detect anomalous radiological sources that may indicate a threat to national security, such as a radiological dispersion device (“dirty bomb”) or nuclear weapon.

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