NATS Inc. wins contract for radiation plume tracking system

MIDDLETOWN, Conn., 3 Nov. 2007. NATS Incorporated (North American Technical Services Inc.) of Middletown, Conn., was awarded a second contract from the government of Kuwait for an Advanced Early Warning System. The second phase of the contract involves development of an advanced software modeling system coupled with radiation sensors and meteorological sensors in the area to track and model radioactive plume.

Nov 3rd, 2007

MIDDLETOWN, Conn., 3 Nov. 2007. NATS Incorporated (North American Technical Services Inc.) of Middletown, Conn., was awarded a second contract from the government of Kuwait for an Advanced Early Warning System. The second phase of the contract involves development of an advanced software modeling system coupled with radiation sensors and meteorological sensors in the area to track and model radioactive plume.

NATS Inc. has completed similar projects in Oman, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. The Kuwaiti project will be the first in the Middle East to utilize complex environmental and terrain data along with data from Meteorological and radiation sensors track radioactive dispersion from a source to areas up to 60 kilometers from the sensing stations.

The first phase of this project was also unique in the region involved delivering capabilities to the State of Kuwait to monitor radiation from fixed ground stations and mobile stations and transmit the information live time to a central base station. The radiation data involved detecting low levels of gamma radiation and suspected alpha/beta particulates in air. The data can be transmitted using any communication media including phone lines and also via GSM/GPRS/CSDT protocols.

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