Lingacom Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of muon-based detection solutions, has been awarded a EUR1 million contract by the European Commission´s Horizon 2020 SME Instrument for the development of an advanced vehicle scanning solution, the company said.
Lingacom´s technology is based on high-energy natural atmospheric cosmic ray muon particles, which have the highest known penetration levels on earth and are capable of penetrating and exiting all attenuating cargo and vehicles.
Through the harnessing of these muon particles, Lingacom is offering a green, passive detection solution designed to meet the global security requirements associated with nuclear and radioactive detection. Lingacom´s unique approach to product design makes the company´s technology complementary with existing inspection systems that deploy high-energy x-rays and radiation portal monitors.
The SME (Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises) Instrument is a dedicated funding mechanism within the framework of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program that supports innovative SMEs throughout Europe and associated countries. By filling the funding gaps within emerging technology businesses, the SME Instrument is able to accelerate the development of novel solutions that address key regional and global challenges.
Working with Lingacom in this instrument is ISERD, the Israeli government organization that supports Israeli entities´ participation in R&D ventures within the European Research programs.
Lingacom is a privately held company located in Tel Aviv, Israel. It is a developer and manufacturer of muon-based detection solutions for homeland security, mining exploration, archaeological, industrial and civil engineering industries.