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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


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ITMIS – SBIR Phase I

01.26.2011
ITMIS – SBIR Phase I
Spectral Labs awarded a DOD SBIR Phase I for the “IED Threat Mapping Information System (ITMIS) Network”.

The overarching ITMIS program objective is to integrate and fuse existing off the shelf sensors, communications and processing hardware with algorithms that enable mapping IED threats so as to reduce danger to bomb technicians and to minimize the peril of the general public as the IED threat spreads, perhaps even to our Homeland. To meet this challenge the path taken during Phase I will be to focus on laboratory demonstration of a Proof of Concept system that will show scalability as well as the ability to detect simulated threats, and also to suppress alarms for simulated benign data that could be interpreted as a threat.


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RAILS Poster Presented

11.02.2010
RAILS Poster Presented
SLI Presented a Poster at the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and will be submitting a white paper as well.


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NICS – SBIR Phase I

10.15.2010
NICS – SBIR Phase I
SLI awarded a DHS SBIR Phase I award and starting work on the “Non-Intrusive Checkpoint Screening Wand (NICS)”.

The ultimate Multi-Function Wand (MFW) Program Technical Objective is to successfully design and fabricate a mature Non-Intrusive Checkpoint (NIC) Wand prototype that exploits modern signal processing algorithms to fuse the electromagnetic, ultrasonic and metal sensors planned. This prototype will be suitable for independent evaluation at the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) or an equivalent US Government test lab at the end of a potential Phase II program.


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Arecibo LED

08.19.2010
Arecibo LED
Spectral Labs has begun designing a niche product that will allow Arecibo Observatory and other facilities that are sensitive to electromagnetic interference (EMI) to utilize LED lighting in place of the less efficient incandescent lighting.


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RAILS Phase II

07.09.2010
RAILS Phase II
Spectral Labs has received a Phase II SBIR award from DNDO for RAILS.


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BMMS – STTR Phase I

06.28.2010
BMMS – STTR Phase I
Spectral Labs Incorporated was awarded a DOD Phase I SBIR for research and development of a battery safety system to be used for Lithium Ion batteries.

Although many off-the-shelf and semi-custom Battery Management Systems (BMS) are available, the Navy recognizes with this STTR Topic, and recent history illustrates, that a safety system with the required reliability and performance for mission critical applications has not been demonstrated. This proposal will detail the Spectral Labs Incorporated (SLI) and University of California, Davis (UCD) team’s proposed method for significantly improving Li-ion Battery Monitoring to detect the onset of cell degradation that could lead to catastrophic failure of a battery pack and providing a means to prevent such an event. It involves an innovative sensor architecture and associated diagnostic analysis algorithms based on detailed tracking of the behavior of Li-ion cells throughout their charge and discharge use cycles.


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NG-IDIS – SBIR Phase I

11.01.2009
NG-IDIS – SBIR Phase I
Spectral Labs has kicked off an SBIR Phase I DHS program today Topic H-SB09.2-005, “Novel Diagnostic Imaging System” for C-IED. The six month program has been titled the “Next Generation IED Diagnostic Imaging System (NG-IDIS)”.

The overarching program objective is to find a technology or technologies that can be realized in a Portable IED Imaging System that 1) reduces the bomb technician’s Time on Target, 2) minimizes proximity to the target, and 3) can support all downrange operations in one trip. As there currently exists a specific need for improved diagnostics for Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIEDs), the system must additionally be able provide capabilities not currently available to the bomb technician, such as:
    – determine if a vehicle is empty
    – if it is not empty determine where the load(s) are within the vehicle
    – provide additional information about the nature of the load(s) to support response decision making


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RAILS Phase I

10.01.2009
RAILS Phase I
Spectral Labs Incorporated has been awarded a DNDO Phase I SBIR for the “Realistic and Adaptive Interactive Learning System (RAILS)”.