Passive Detection in Wide-Area Search and Cluttered Environments Path Forward
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
For the past 10 years the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s (DNDO) Transformational and Applied Research (TAR) Directorate has been developing and testing technologies to improve the technical ability to detect, identify, and localize illicit radiological and nuclear materials from transformational stand-off distances. Looking to the future, DNDO TAR is increasingly engaging with the end-user community to marry past transformational developments, with operational objectives and constraints.
DNDO TAR is also working with innovators outside of the radiation detection community to leverage developments in environmental sensing and automation in order to enhance detection capability and operational utility. The path forward at DNDO TAR will focus on enhanced detection through operational environment characterization and associated noise compensation, with an iterative development approach that incorporates real-world technical development and user requirements.