These Sponsored Projects are managed through the Nondestructive Characterization Institute (NCI)
Livermore Explosives Detection Program (LEDP) for DHS/EXD
NCI experts are working with U.S. government agencies and private industry to strengthen existing airport explosives detection systems (EDS) and commercialize new technologies. The Livermore Explosives Detection Program seeks to enhance detectors’ sensitivity to an expanding range of explosive threats without increasing the number of false alarms.
Explosives detection technologies, such as these x-ray computed tomography machines developed by Leidos and Morpho, scan baggage to determine whether dangerous objects are hidden inside.
Nuclear and Radiological Imaging Platform (NRIP) for DHS/DNDO
NCI personnel are assisting DHS in evaluating how well cargo-container scanners can detect radiological or nuclear threats.
Confined Large Optical Scintillator Screen and Imaging System (CoLOSSIS) for DOE/NNSA
Inspection of Warhead parts
Active and Passive Computed Tomography (A&PCT) for DOE waste barrel scanning
Scans of a 55-gallon radioactive waste barrel: (a) a 3D rendering from an x-ray transmission CT system; (b) a 3D rendering from a gamma-ray transmission CT system; (c) a 3D rendering of a corrected passive (gamma) emission CT system.