Decision Sciences’ Multi-Mode Passive Detection System Generation 3 (MMPDS Gen3) enables the identification of security threats at both port and border/land port operations, while facilitating the legitimate flow of commerce. The MMPDS Gen3 incorporates Machine Learning Algorithms (MLAs) that will steadily improve the capability of the system against current items of interest and rapidly adapt to future threats as they emerge. MMPDS is the only existing technology capable of passively detecting shielded nuclear material, contraband or anomalies in commerce.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) invented the original MMPDS technology in 2005 with the goal of automatically identifying shielded and unshielded nuclear and radioactive materials in commercial cargo containers. In 2006, LANL granted an exclusive worldwide license to Decision Sciences to commercialize this technology. Decision Sciences has continued to develop and improve upon LANL’s original work over the last 10 years, improving the ability to automatically identify shielded and unshielded nuclear and radioactive materials, incorporating the ability to assist operators in finding explosives, drugs and other contraband, and implementing MLAs that can adapt to identify other cargoes of interest in an ever-changing evolution of commerce.
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