Category Archives: News

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Spectral Labs Has Moved!

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Spectral Labs has started the New Year by moving to a new location, owing to growth in our number of employees, as well as new programs requiring additional manufacturing and lab space. At the World Trade Drive location, Spectral Labs grew from a 7 person company in 2010, to 18 employees in 2015.  Neighboring the HP facility along Bernardo Center Drive, the new facility is just 2.5 miles away from the previous facility, and nearly double the size at 6500 sq. ft. This has already allowed us to bring on 2 new employees.

Things are busy around here at Spectral Labs, and we look forward to a great 2016, doing much more work for the Federal Government, in addition to continuing our ongoing mission to provide State and Local agencies with the tools they need to be effective in radiation detection and adjudication.


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Spectral Labs – ISO 9001:2008 Registered Company!

On October 15 and 16, 2015, Perry Johnson Registrars completed the accessment audit of Spectral Labs Quality Management System and presented SLI with a Certificate of Registration.

Spectral Labs is very proud to have successfully completed the ISO 9001:2008 assessment audit.  The certificate of registration expires September 2018.


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RadMATE Official Release for Android / iOS

Spectral Labs is proud to announce that the RadMATE Smartphone Reachback service is now available for both Android and iOS devices. This service is primarily intended for use by Law Enforcement agencies, Hazmat teams, and First Responders that utilize Radioisotope Identifiers as part of their mission. For more information, please check out the RadMATE product page, accessible from our Home Page.


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SLI Has Been Awarded Commercialization Contract for Handheld Anomaly Resolution Tool (HART)

09.24.2014

This Spectral Labs Incorporated program is for the commercialization of the MultiFunction Wand (MFW) technology developed in a FY10.2 SBIR Phase II program, which will be known as HART going forward.. The MFW full body screening tool will be repackaged into HART, which will be suitable for resolving detections from other systems in a screening environment. The outcome of this program will be six Test Units capable of undergoing government testing in operational environments. The technology is intended to fill a defined TSA need and will have applications in other security screening environments.


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SLI Has Been Awarded a Phase II SBIR Contract for RadMATE!

SLI is excited to announce the successful award of a Phase II contract to continue efforts to create the RadMATE Mobile Reachback App. This app will be available for both Android and iOS devices, and will support direct connections with popular RIIDs. Below is a description of the project:

The risk of an adversary mounting a Radiological or Nuclear (RAD/NUC) attack on the United States remains one of the greatest threats to our Nation. The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has identified an opportunity for exploiting rapidly emerging Smart Phone technology as one of many tools to counter this threat by giving Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) and Emergency Responders (ERs) support on their local Smart Phones or Tablets to significantly enhance their ability to properly adjudicate encounters with radiation sources. The classification of RAD/NUC threats is challenging because the terrestrial environment includes significant radiation background. This includes Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) and many legal medical and industrial sources. Providing officers and responders with up to date support through an in hand Smart Phone or Tablet will optimize their defensive response throughout the Nation. The Smart Phone support will automate and standardize communications with centralized authorities. The benefits will include minimized burden on operators and eliminating the need for a specialized laptop computer with instrumentspecific Reachback software. SLI’s proposed development of radMATE will combine all of these elements in a powerful software package to provide a user friendly Smart Phone App that is easily adaptive to individual agency requirements.


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SLI has been awarded a Phase I SBIR Contract for RadMATE!

SLI has been awarded a Phase I SBIR contract from DHS DNSO to develop a mobile app that will interface with Radioisotope Identifiers (RIIDs) and allow for the efficient creation of incident reports that can be sent to Reachback experts (e.g. spectroscopists) for additional adjudication assistance.

The risk of an adversary mounting a Radiological or Nuclear (RAD/NUC) attack on the United States remains one of the greatest threats to our Nation. The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has identified an opportunity for exploiting rapidly emerging Smart Phone technology as one of many tools to counter this threat by giving Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) and Emergency Responders (ERs) support on their local Smart Phones or Tablets to significantly enhance their ability to properly adjudicate encounters with radiation sources. The classification of RAD/NUC threats is challenging because the terrestrial environment includes significant radiation background. This includes Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) and many legal medical and industrial sources. Providing officers and responders with up to date support through an in hand Smart Phone or Tablet will optimize their defensive response throughout the Nation. The Smart Phone support will automate and standardize communications with centralized authorities. The benefits will include minimized burden on operators and eliminating the need for a specialized laptop computer with instrumentspecific Reachback software. SLI’s proposed development of radMATE will combine all of these elements in a powerful software package to provide a user friendly Smart Phone App that is easily adaptive to individual agency requirements.


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Spectral Labs Wins Phase III Award from the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office

Award Provides Additional Funded Evaluation and Deployment for Company’s Immersive Simulation Training for Radiation/Nuclear Detection

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 21, 2012 – Spectral Labs Incorporated today announced that it signed a Phase III contract with the Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DHS/DNDO) to support the Test and Evaluation of the Realistic Adaptive Interactive Learning System (RAILS). The award is made under the small business innovative research (SBIR) program funded by the U.S. Government to promote the development of new technology. This is a continuation of work from Spectral Labs’ SBIR Phase I and Phase II contracts.

Immersive simulation training with RAILS is applicable currency and refresher practice for those who participated in initial hands-on training with radiation/nuclear detection devices. A variety of agencies also find the realistic virtual training and operational practice valuable to introduce the concepts and equipment to new hires. Providing a set of 3D virtual environments with realistic radiation physics in which radiation detection skills may be practiced, RAILS accurately models the performance of a wide range of radiation/nuclear detection equipment, and enables instructors and administrators to track performance relative to individual training objectives.

Mr. James Winso, President of Spectral Labs, stated, “We are pleased to receive this contract award from DHS/DNDO and are excited to offer RAILS as an immersive simulation tool to provide responders with useful, practical training.” The training is an approved course in the FEMA State/Federal Sponsored Course Catalog Course # DHS-018-PREV (https://www.firstrespondertraining.gov/catalog.do?a=state_federal) and available for grant funding.

 

About Spectral Labs

Spectral Labs Incorporated (SLI), founded in 2009, turns technology into useful products and tools. Its portfolio ranges from immersive simulation training software and apps to air particle and contraband detectors and technology interfaces. As a reliable partner, SLI’s Employee Owners demonstrate a “Passion for Practical Solutions” through innovative hardware and software technologies that help military, responder and law enforcement customers be more successful. Combining the latest technology with expertise in safety and security research and development, SLI is commercializing products including virtual reality training, and detection and communication tools for field responders. Spectral Labs has an impressive and growing portfolio of issued and pending U.S. patents. The Company is based in San Diego, California. http://www.spectrallabs.com

 


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Spectral Labs will be participating in the next IEEE 2011 International Games Innovation Conference.

10.31.2011
Spectral Labs will be participating in the next IEEE 2011 International Games Innovation Conference.

Spectral Labs will present two papers on the Realistic and Adaptive Interactive Learning System (RAILS) during the IEEE 2011 International Games Innovation Conference. Both papers:

“Integrating Radiation Transport Models in a 3D Video Game to Train Nuclear Detection Techniques” and “Realistic and Adaptive Interactive Learning System (RAILS) exploiting 3D Video Games” have been admitted for presentation and have been assigned to the Paper Sessions Program of the International Games Innovation Conference (IGIC).

This event will be held on November 2 and 3 of 2011 in the City of Orange, California—for more details click here. The IGIC conference is focused on the latest developments in gaming technology.

The paper being presented can be downloaded here: PDF File


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Spectral Labs Incorporated is pleased to announce that Dr. Bill Hagan has joined our Board of Directors.

07.15.2011
Spectral Labs Incorporated is pleased to announce that Dr. Bill Hagan has joined our Board of Directors.

Dr. William K Hagan’s in depth executive experience with complex technology development endeavors will provide Spectral Labs management with independent guidance to pursue practical solutions to National Security issues.

Now providing technical and management guidance to a number of companies engaged in supporting National Security missions, Dr. Hagan was formerly the Acting Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) reporting directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security. DNDO’s mission is to reduce the risk of domestic nuclear terrorism through research and development, testing, operations support, pilot programs, nuclear forensics, and coordination of government assets and operations. Prior to serving as Acting Director, Dr. Hagan was the Acting Deputy Director, Assistant Director for the Transformational Research and Development (R&D) Directorate, and Chief Science Officer of DNDO.
In the latter role he was responsible for long-term R&D seeking technologies that can make a significant or dramatic positive impact on the overall mission to prevent nuclear terrorism.

Prior to DNDO, Dr. Hagan was a Senior Vice President at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where he worked for 30 years. Focus areas included nuclear technology, telecommunications, optics, transportation, system integration, and technology assessments. Business roles included group leadership, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investment, and business development.

Dr. Hagan earned a BS in Engineering Physics, MS in Physics, and MS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of California at San Diego in 1986.


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Remote Services Implementation

02.16.2011
Remote Services Implementation
SLI to present at 5th Annual Remote Services Implementation