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Sampling of explosives by means of the EGIS vapor/particle detector
Author(s): David H. Fine; Gregory J. Wendel
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Paper Abstract

To assist in combating the use of explosives by terrorists. Thermedics Detection has developed an Explosives Detection System named EGIS. This system is based upon high-speed gas chromatography coupled with a highly selective and sensitive chemiluminescence detector. EGIS has been deployed in numerous applications worldwide. Examples are given of the use of EGIS as part of a layered security system for screening carry-on baggage, checked baggage, vehicles, and mobile applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2092, Substance Detection Systems, (28 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171235
Show Author Affiliations
David H. Fine, Thermedics Detection, Inc. (United States)
Gregory J. Wendel, Thermedics Detection, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2092:
Substance Detection Systems
Geoffrey L. Harding; Richard C. Lanza; Lawrence J. Myers; Peter A. Young, Editor(s)

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