Original article from Tendersontime, August 12, 2014
An advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC) has been awarded a contract by Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) to assist the reclamation of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear complex with the appliance of DSIC’s radical muon tracking detectors.
The initial contract states, DSIC will design, manufacture and supply a detector and tube arrays that apt into the power plant building. The detector will be component of Toshiba’s entire Fukushima Complex project to regulate the location and condition of the nuclear fuel inside the plant. The information given by the detectors will support Toshiba in forming a secure and effective remediation plan.
According to the DSIC President & CEO Dr. Stanton D. Sloane – We are pleased to expand the application of our solution to support in the recovery of the Fukushima power plant as well as backing and secure a protective working environment for personnel. Muon imaging technology utilizes cosmic ray muons to set material density and type of material examined. Cosmic rays get in the earth’s upper atmosphere and build muons, high energy particles which typically and harmlessly rain down on the earth’s surface. Muon tracking detectors detect and track muons as they pass across scanned objects. Exquisite changes in the direction of the muons as they infiltrate materials and change in direction interact with material density. Nuclear materials such as uranium and plutonium are very dense and are comparably simple to find.
Decision Sciences has successfully installed its Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS) formed on muon tomography technology at the Freeport Container Port in the Bahamas as well as provided systems to customers in the U.S. and United Kingdom.