Integration of CW / Radionucleotide Detection Systems to the Fido XT Explosives Detector
Final rept. 1 May 2005-30 Apr 2008
ICX TECHNOLOGIES INC STILLWATER OK ICX NOMADICS
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The original concept of the Phase 11 funding was to support integration of ICx Agentasess chemical weapons CW sensing materials into the Fido XT Explosives Detector system. It was determined however that despite marked advances in the enzymatic detection technology through the prototype, significant further work was needed before the Agentase materials would be sufficiently mature for integration. In place ofCW detection, the radiation detection capabilities of ICx Radiation another sister company of Nomadics under ICx Technologies was selected instead as the intended integration of technologies. The Interceptor is a mature, handheld radiation detector with gamma and neutron detection capabilities, and upgraded models also have the option of radionucleotide identification from an internal library. The size of the Interceptor was also considered more complimentary to the Fido XT. Given the maturity of the Interceptor, and the significantly lower expected cost of integration, funding was split between the Fido XT upgrade and further RD efforts on the CW badge prototype, with a view to furthering the technology to a point where integration may be considered favorable.
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