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Laser interrogation of surface agents (LISA) for chemical agent reconnaissance
Author(s): N. Scott Higdon; Thomas H. Chyba; Dale A. Richter; Patrick L. Ponsardin; Wayne T. Armstrong; C. Ted Lobb; Brian T. Kelly; Robert D. Babnick; Arthur J. Sedlacek
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Paper Abstract

Laser Interrogation of Surface Agents (LISA) is a new technique which exploits Raman scattering to provide standoff detection and identification of surface-deposited chemical agents. ITT Industries, Advanced Engineering and Sciences Division is developing the LISA technology under a cost-sharing arrangement with the US Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command for incorporation on the Army's future reconnaissance vehicles. A field-engineered prototype LISA-Recon system is being designed to demonstrate on-the- move measurements of chemical contaminants. In this article, we will describe the LISA technique, data form proof-of- concept measurements, the LISA-Recon design, and some of the future realizations envisioned for military sensing applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4722, Chemical and Biological Sensing III, (24 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.472262
Show Author Affiliations
N. Scott Higdon, ITT Industries (United States)
Thomas H. Chyba, ITT Industries (United States)
Dale A. Richter, ITT Industries (United States)
Patrick L. Ponsardin, ITT Industries (United States)
Wayne T. Armstrong, ITT Industries (United States)
C. Ted Lobb, ITT Industries (United States)
Brian T. Kelly, ITT Industries (United States)
Robert D. Babnick, ITT Industries (United States)
Arthur J. Sedlacek, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4722:
Chemical and Biological Sensing III
Patrick J. Gardner, Editor(s)

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