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New Technology Assessment & Development

New Technology
Assessment &

New Technology Assessment & Development

SC&A’s scientists and engineers evaluate existing and emerging technologies and develop new technologies to meet federal and commercial client needs. Our services include:

  • Assessing and recommending new and emerging technologies to meet current and anticipated federal and commercial client needs
  • Identifying state-of-the art technology and prospects for promising future developments through frequent personal contact with engineers and researchers and Internet and literature searches
  • Transferring innovative and potentially useful technologies from the laboratory to project applications
  • Developing new technologies in areas such as the detection of chemical, explosive, and radiological threats

Sample Projects

  • For the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), SC&A provided Scientific, Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support, including evaluating new technologies submitted to DARPA for consideration, in matters relating to ionizing radiation, radioactive and nuclear material, radiological contamination, and the identification and decontamination of contaminated surfaces.
  • For the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (EPA ORIA), SC&A initiated the VORCE (Volume Reduction/Chemical Extraction) program to evaluate the feasibility of physical and chemical techniques for removing radioactive contaminants from soils and to develop field treatability methods and systems that implement successful laboratory techniques.
  • For EPA ORIA, SC&A investigated and reported on the amount and type of radioactive waste that would be generated by the detonation of a radiological dispersal device (“dirty bomb”) under a variety of environmental and geographical conditions.
  • (See more projects under Chemical, Explosive, & Radiological Threat Detection.)

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