Physical Sciences Inc (PSI) has been awarded a contract from Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to develop the Network Fusion Radiation Analysis Tool (NFRAT) to address the need for an enhanced detection, localization and identification capability in support of sensitive site exploitation, perimeter monitoring and contamination avoidance operations.
The NFRAT software will utilize probabilistic representations of the radiological environment and statistical models of radiation detector response to fuse measurements from multiple radiation detectors reported over a tactical network. The NFRAT fusion approach will be designed to reduce the time needed to characterize a source. NFRAT will generate source isotopic identification, activity, location and motion parameters and will also detect the presence of distributed sources and estimate a spatial map of contamination levels and type. NFRAT will be integrated with situational awareness tools, such as Team Awareness Kit (TAK), to provide visual feedback on search status.
NFRAT technology can reduce search time in response to civilian radiological/ nuclear emergencies reducing the exposure of personnel operating in radioactively contaminated environments. These benefits will be achieved through integration of NFRAT with network-enabled commercial Personal Radiation Detectors (PRDs) and Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detectors (SPRDs) used by first responders. NFRAT can be integrated with CivTAK, the civilian variant of TAK, with minimal additional effort.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Bogdan Cosofret
Vice President, Detection Systems
Physical Sciences Inc.
Telephone: (978) 689-0003