Battelle, the world’s largest non-profit research and development organization and Rhombus Power Inc., a Silicon Valley startup located in the NASA Research Park, today announced they have teamed to offer solutions to the Department of Defense for the Man Portable Radiation Detection System (MRDS) program.
The MRDS program will provide enhanced detection capabilities to specialized Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) teams and facilitate the flow of critical information on an adversary’s WMD program.
“Rhombus’ unique nuclear detection platform complements our portfolio of products and services for the government,” said Matt Shaw, General Manager of Battelle’s CBRNE Defense business. “We look forward to working together with Rhombus on this important radiation and nuclear detection issue.”
Rhombus founder and CEO, Dr. Anshu Roy, said, “Our proprietary, solid state nuclear-detection platform is a valuable add-on to Battelle’s unmatched suite of capabilities and distinguished heritage dating back to the Manhattan Project. Together we will offer easy-to-use, scalable, and reliable nuclear detection solutions to the Department of Defense.”
Source: Battelle press release, adapted.