Astrophysics Awarded DHS Contract

On February 11, 2011 Astrophysics Inc. was awarded a multi-million contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate for the projected 24 month development of a Multi-View and CT Capable (MVCTC) air cargo pallet inspection system.

Astrophysics will be the first to introduce this revolutionary product, featuring high resolution multi-view linescan imaging as well as 3D computed tomography CT reconstruction of an entire pallet or any given threat region. The system will provide a full range of multi-view and CT image manipulation tools along with automated decision algorithms to discriminate potential threat anomalies.

In line with DHS goals, the creation of the MVCTC system will enhance cost-effective penetration when screening high density materials and provide an operationally effective next generation solution.

Francois Zayek, President and CEO of Astrophysics Inc., commented “We are excited to win this important development contract from DHS and look forward to close collaboration with our sponsors at the Directorate of Science and Technology. We believe by delivering this innovative technology we can transform the screening capability of the current air cargo industry.”