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Risley prism scan-based approach to standoff trace explosive detection
Author(s): Craig R. Schwarze; Elizabeth C. Schundler; Robert Vaillancourt; Scott P. Newbry; Ryan Benedict-Gill

Paper Abstract

A number of optical techniques are available to perform active standoff trace explosive detection. Integrating a laser scanner provides the ability to detect explosives over a wide area as well as to assess the full extent of a threat. Risley prism laser-beam steering systems provide a robust alternative to conventional scanner solutions and are ideal for portable and mobile systems due to their compact size, low power, large field-of-view, and fast scan speed. The design of a long-wave infrared Risley prism-scanned diffuse reflectance spectroscopy system along with data obtained from a prototype system is presented for both simulant and live explosive materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(2) 021110 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.2.021110
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Craig R. Schwarze, OPTRA, Inc. (United States)
Elizabeth C. Schundler, OPTRA, Inc. (United States)
Robert Vaillancourt, OPTRA, Inc. (United States)
Scott P. Newbry, OPTRA, Inc. (United States)
Ryan Benedict-Gill, OPTRA, Inc. (United States)

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