• HYTEC, Inc.

    HYTEC, Inc. Los Alamos, NM

    HYTEC is a DCAA-Audited, DOE-Audited and Approved, ISO 9001-2000 Certified manufacturer
    and integrator of radiation detection, x-ray and neutron beam 2D and 3D imaging systems, and
    advanced sensors. Our user software won the coveted R&D 100 Award in 2003.

    For this meeting, I have chosen to pull into three (3) pages an overview of several key points. I look forward to having an opportunity to provide a full briefing.

    HYTEC, Lee Engineering, and MSIT believe we offer to your organization a set of critical
    technology assets bundled within a small business umbrella – thus providing to DOE another small
    business opportunity without forsaking the criticality of the mission.

    I. Integrated Life Cycle Fault Isolation and Alarming

    HYTEC, using its own technology and critical patent-filed technologies from Los Alamos National
    Laboratory (a two-time HYTEC CRADA partner) from manufacture of casks throughout Transit and
    into storage.

    Recall the Savannah River incident, in which 5 persons were irradiated from a 0.5 inch hole in a weld joint. Suffice it to point out that simply monitoring (as Framatome, now “AREVA” does) is NOT sufficient.

    We propose that in the cask manufacturing, during transit, immediately before storing and throughout life a Life Cycle Fault Identification and Alarming System be implemented. This system would use the typical monitoring inputs (current, waveform, etc.) but as well advanced metric-driven sensing built for nuclear weapon production at LANL. These Best Practices for Welding Nuclear Weapon Assemblies would add additional data. The Identification subroutine drives a reasoning system, jointly developed by HYTEC and LANL. This subsystem notes a flaw/fault, records all pertinent data, and sounds the alarm.

    We look forward to providing an in-depth presentation about this capability (Drs. Davé and Kline).

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    II. Scanning Technologies

    Scanning and Screening Technologies: HYTEC has two products in key screening areas: Field
    Portable Radiography Systems and Railcar (At-Speed) and Large Cargo Container Scanner Systems as
    well as radiation detection systems. These systems work integrally with other systems discussed in this proposal.

    Field Portable Radiography Systems: The HYTEC “WERG” System was originally developed for the
    Joint DOE/DOD Weapons Engineering Response Group use. This is the group which deploys within
    minutes/hours to analyze and recommend action on discovered (reportedly) nuclear weapons,
    improvised nuclear/radiological weapons and/or potential “dirty bombs.” The field portable system
    allows the user to conduct high speed, high resolution 2D (digital radiography) scanning of devices up to 1 meter square (1m x 1m x 1m). For this application, HYTEC developed not only the hardware and its lightweight and portable deployment concept, but also the stitching software which allows the area detector to be moved rapidly allowing complete high speed scanning. The Departments of Defense and Energy are completing field testing of prototypes, and HYTEC has begun receiving WERG manufacturing quantity orders for FY05.

    Railcar (At Speed) and Large Cargo Container Scanner Systems: HYTEC’s proprietary design
    involves a redesign of its patent protected Cargo Container Scanning System.

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    HYTEC Scanner for Rail

    The railcar system is capable of scanning (to one inch resolution) two parallel tracked railcars, each moving at 5 MPH in the same or in opposite directions.

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    In Place (Fixed) Scanning Inspection Station for Trucks and Trailers

    Both of these systems use a customized detector in opposition to a Varian Linear Accelerator along with the HYTEC FlashCT® award winning software and control systems. The difficulties in the railcar applications are the height of the energy beam and the opposed detector (triple stacked car-carriers or double stacked container are quite high), the relatively narrow space between edges of (potentially swaying) railcars on parallel tracks, and handling the data volume generated off the detectors.

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    HYTEC’s cargo container scanning systems scan 40-foot containers or entire tractor-trailers in 20-22 seconds, are relocatable, and feature outstanding subsystems, such as Varian Linear Accelerators and the HYTEC software imaging, control, and storage systems capable of outputting Internet transmittable encrypted images.

    Free-Standing Radiation Detectors: The Radiation Detection systems have been developed by Thermo
    Electron, in close working relationships with major integrators (HYTEC, GE, L-3, AS&E and others)
    and as well with the DOE (Radiation Portal Program) and the US Department of Homeland Security.
    There are four major components of the radiation detection system: two primary sensors (gamma
    radiation detectors and neutron detectors); handheld secondary inspection detectors and, the computer system which links the first two and provides information to the port worker/inspector who investigates a container or package after receiving an alarm from the primary sensors.

    Throughout the transit chain the Integrated HYTEC Sensor Sheds could provide x-ray and/or neutron
    probes, fault detection monitoring receivers, radiation detection, and state-of-health of the railcars and the casks.

    We look forward to providing you a complete presentation on these capabilities (Dr. Kline).

    III. Vibration Mitigation and Modeling

    HYTEC is the foremost vibration modeling and mitigation firm in the world. That is why we were
    chosen for LIGO, PHENIX, ATLAS (USA), DAHRT, Large Hadron Collider, GLAST, ACT, SNAP,
    and the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center’s 22 MV accelerator projects.

    The packaging of sensors in the Yucca Storage field requires vibration stability

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