The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking proposals from industry for a pocket-sized radiation detection technology intended to help counter nuclear threats, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Tuesday.
John Keller writes the detector is intended to identify nuclear materials and radiological sources through gamma and neutron emission measurements.
DARPA wants industry partners to propose ideas for development, evaluation and production under the two-phase SIGMA program, according to the report.
Keller reports that DARPA intends to buy detectors two years after an initial large-scale evaluation.
The agency will modify the manufacturing process and deliver devices for testing of nearly 10,000 units, the website reports.