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Short history of remote sensing of chemical agents
Author(s): Dennis F. Flanigan
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Paper Abstract

The concept of remote (stand-off) detection of chemical and biological agents was suggested at least as far back as the early fifties; the DoD, (primarily the Army) has had R&D programs going back at least that far. Concepts have included active and passive sensors, infrared and ultraviolet lasers, spectral and imaging systems and all types of combinations that have some potential to meet the Army's very demanding requirements for detection of vapors, aerosols and ground contamination. The spectral principles and early history -- particularly of passive IR systems -- are emphasized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1996
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2763, Electro-Optical Technology for Remote Chemical Detection and Identification, (17 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243268
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Dennis F. Flanigan, U.S. Army ERDEC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2763:
Electro-Optical Technology for Remote Chemical Detection and Identification
Mahmoud Fallahi; Ellen A. Howden, Editor(s)

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