IAI Awarded DHS Contract to Create an UAS for Search and Identification of Radiological Threats

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Jan. 6, 2020 — Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to identify radiological threats in cluttered environments such as cargo container yards and stadiums.

The system will dispatch one or more UAS with a unique sensor package to autonomously scan a selected area. The UAS will scan the area and provide detailed real-time radiation detection readings while avoiding obstacles. Data from the UAS will be rapidly delivered to operators for detailed situational awareness.

IAI is a leader in research and development for optical systems, machine vision, autonomy, human-machine interfaces, and robotic inspection. IAI develops AI/ML-based products and customized solutions to address government and industry needs in application areas such as real-time image stabilization, target detection and tracking, supervised semi-autonomy, and intuitive remote operation of robotic systems.

“IAI is proud to have been selected by the DHS to explore innovative technologies to address technology gaps in the area of UAS threat detection,” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI.

About IAI

IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio to develop concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions.  IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors. For more information about IAI, please visit www.i-a-i.com.

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