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Accelerator-Detector Licence Partnership For Hidden Explosive Detection

Valley Forge Composite Technologies : 23 September, 2011  (Company News)
Valley Forge has entered a partnership with Livermore National Laboratory on licensing patents for the detection of concealed explosives
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Valley Forge Composite Technologies announce that an Exclusive Licence has been executed between the parties for multiple patents covering an advanced accelerator-detector complex for high efficiency detection of hidden explosives. Valley Forge along with technical oversight by LLNL assisted the Russian team in the development. This CRADA project provides opportunities for this technology to enhance US border and transportation security, from explosives, to narcotics and nuclear detection systems for maritime and air cargo and border control.

The technical objectives of this Cooperative Research And Development Agreement (CRADA) project were: to develop, miniaturize, and automate the accelerator-detector complex for high efficiency detection of hidden explosives; software was also to be developed to run the explosives detection system and acquire and process data; and work was to be done to evaluate the signatures produced by the explosives detection system and evaluate its ability to detect explosives in checked baggage.

This project also contributes to the national need for technologies to quickly detect, identify, and mitigate the use of chemical and biological threat agents against US civilian populations.

Detection of hidden explosives in airline checked baggage and cargo has become a priority for the US Government and public. Development of an effective stationary Explosive Detection System (EDS), as proposed under this CRADA project, could be deployed to safeguard the US air transportation infrastructure as well as for protecting any restricted access facility, including buildings, high-density offices, power plants and other controlled entry opportunities.

Potential commercial activity for Valley Forge Composite Technologies could result in the manufacturing and development of Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) for worldwide markets. It is envisioned that every package, container, or bag entering the US could be examined using this technology. The primary customer for units is the Transportation Security Agency (TSA). The first users could be US airports followed by worldwide airports; secondly ports for container screening followed by overnight shipping companies.
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