Decision Sciences Teams With Battelle to Develop Groundbreaking Passive Nuclear Material Detector

Jan 11, 2010, 07:00 ET from Decision Sciences from ,Battelle Memorial Institute

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Sciences and Battelle are pleased to announce they have teamed to pursue a possible procurement opportunity with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) relating to Trans-Shipment and Direct-to-Rail Radiation Detection Equipment and Operations to further develop Decision Sciences' Multi-Mode Passive Detection System, MMPDS(TM), into an operational and deployable system.

Building on pioneering work by Decision Sciences and Los Alamos National Laboratory on muon tomography and gamma ray detection applications, Decision Sciences and Battelle plan to collaborate to produce a multi-mode system capable of detecting nuclear materials across the complete threat spectrum including shielded and unshielded nuclear materials.

"Our completely passive multi-mode system provides 'Defense in Depth' for cargo and passenger vehicle security," said Robert Whalen, President and CEO of Decision Sciences. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to team with a world-class institute such as Battelle to advance our homeland's security."

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About Battelle Memorial Institute

As the world's largest, independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world's most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management, National Security, Energy Technology, and Health and Life Sciences. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 20,400 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including seven national laboratories which Battelle manages or co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and two international laboratories - a nuclear energy lab in the United Kingdom and a renewable energy lab in Malaysia.

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