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