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Contamination avoidance detector test suite
Author(s): Arthur R. Maret; Lorraine C. Castillo; Eddie Meadows; Lyman W. Condie
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Paper Abstract

Contamination avoidancerefers to the military doctrine of avoiding or minimizing the effects of Chemical and Biological (CB) threats. The location, identification and tracking of CB hazards are also major concern for Homeland CB defense. Several advanced detector systems for both chemical and biological threats are being developed for the Armed Services. Current test equipment and methodologies are inadequate for the complete evaluation of these emerging detector systems. Improvements are needed across the entire test spectrum from agent-simulation correction studies and equipment upgrades to field testing techniques. The Contamination Avoidance Detector Test Suite (CADTS) project is funded by the Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP) under the auspices of the Director for Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E). This agency is responsible to DoD and congress for the adequate testing of any military hardware before release to the warfighter. This paper discusses the issues involved in CB testing and provides an overview of the characteristics and status of the key capabilities that were selected for funding.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 August 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5085, Chemical and Biological Sensing IV, (15 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487704
Show Author Affiliations
Arthur R. Maret, Advanced Systems Technology Inc. (United States)
Lorraine C. Castillo, U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (United States)
Eddie Meadows, AEgis Technologies Group, Inc. (United States)
Lyman W. Condie, U.S. Dugway Proving Ground (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5085:
Chemical and Biological Sensing IV
Patrick J. Gardner, Editor(s)

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