CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Muon Vision has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $256,000 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on increasing the safety and yield of mine operations.
The company is developing a platform X-ray technology able to measure bulk densities and monitor density changes over vast scales, with up to 100’s of meters of soil penetration.
Muon Vision’s technology is intrinsically safe, can be operated non-invasively from a distance and allows for novel long-term monitoring of high value assets such as leaching heaps, ore bodies, tailing storage facilities and dams. This allows mine operators to significantly reduce risks and increase throughput of their operations.
“NSF is proud to support the technology of the future by thinking beyond incremental developments and funding the most creative, impactful ideas across all markets and areas of science and engineering,”