RaySecur, a security imaging company, announced it has been awarded a Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) for $1 million to conduct research and development (R&D) on its 4D-AITM threat detection software platform for MailSecur scanners. 

The NSF grant funding is awarded to a select number of companies to support the research and development of deep technologies. 

“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,” said Andrea Belz, division director of the division of industrial innovation and partnerships at NSF. “With the support of our research funds, any deep technology startup or small business can guide basic science into meaningful solutions that address tremendous needs.”

RaySecur will use these funds to develop and expand its AI threat detection software for T-ray image processing in the MailSecur mail scanner. 

“We greatly appreciate the NSF’s continued support, which highlights the cutting-edge work our technical teams are doing to push the limits of AI applied to real-time T-ray imaging data,” said Alex Sappok, Ph.D., CEO, RaySecur. “Since MailSecur users are often non-security experts, this technology will help them to better identify real threats and hoaxes — better protecting their peers and the business from potentially million-dollar shutdowns — while also providing more situational context to emergency responders on the scene.”

For more information on RaySecur and its MailSecur scanners, visit the RaySecur website.