RadiaBeam Technologies has received a one-year, $10.2M contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop and demonstrate a method for producing gamma rays.
The company proposed using a laser-Compton approach to help DARPA address the objectives of its Gamma Ray Inspection Technology initiative, the Department of Defense said Friday.
The GRIT program seeks a compact form factor platform that will work to transport gamma ray sources that have the potential to facilitate discovery of smuggled nuclear materials in cargo as well as development of non-destructive inspection systems and medical treatments.
DARPA will obligate $3.7M in fiscal 2019 and 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of award. Contract work will take place in California and France through March 2021.
Santa Monica, Calif.-based RadiaBeam offers R&D; design, simulation and engineering; precision machining; ultra-high vacuum preparation; radio frequency and optical testing; and magnet coil winding services.