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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $300,000)
The goal of this effort is to develop a compact, low-cost instrument for state and local law enforcement or corrections personell to screen persons for metallic and non-metallic contraband concealed in body cavities using Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT). GE Security will lead a team including IRE and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to develop a prototype device and demonstrate its technical feasibility and operational and economic viability.
Deliverable for phase I is a design and plan for the program.
The users of this technology will be state and local corrections and law enforcement personnel.
This award will provde funding for Quantum Magnetics to continue development of a compact, low-cost instrument to screen persons for metallic and non-metallic contraband concealed in body cavities. The sensor will use electromagnetic tomography methods, and will increase the ability of corrections officers to detect and exclude contraband from correctional facilities.