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Ultra-high-sensitivity passive FTIR sensor (HiSPEC) and initial field results
Author(s): Elliot Robert Schildkraut; Raymond F. Connors; Avishai Ben-David; Agustin I. Ifarraguerri
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Paper Abstract

The HiSPEC instrument was designed to examine the potential for passive detection of sub-lethal concentrations of toxic materials and to test the potential for passive indication of biological agent in air. HiSPEC has been operating since 1999, and after substantial laboratory characterization, taken to the field several times for successful trials against known remote targets. Some subtle differences between laboratory and field performance have been diagnosed for the first time with the aid of HiSPEC's precise internal sampling system. Results of these tests may have implications for improving less sensitive passive field systems. Some recent field data is presented to indicate ultimate potential.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4574, Instrumentation for Air Pollution and Global Atmospheric Monitoring, (7 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455162
Show Author Affiliations
Elliot Robert Schildkraut, Block Engineering (United States)
Raymond F. Connors, Block Engineering (United States)
Avishai Ben-David, Science and Technology Corp. (United States)
Agustin I. Ifarraguerri, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4574:
Instrumentation for Air Pollution and Global Atmospheric Monitoring
James O. Jensen; Robert L. Spellicy, Editor(s)

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