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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. https://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


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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.