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Expanding applications for surface-contaminant sensing using the laser interrogation of surface agents (LISA) technique
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Paper Abstract

Laser Interrogation of Surface Agents (LISA) is a UV-Raman technique that provides short-range standoff detection and identification of surface-deposited chemical agents. ITT Industries, Advanced Engineering and Sciences Division, is currently developing and expanding the LISA technology under several programs that span a variety of missions for homeland defense. We will present and discuss some of these applications, while putting in perspective the overall evolution undergone by the technique within the last years. These applications include LISA-Recon (now called the Joint Contaminated Surface Detector--JCSD) which was developed under a cost-sharing arrangement with the U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM) for incorporation on the Army’s future reconnaissance vehicles, and designed to demonstrate single-shot on-the-move measurements of chemical contaminants at concentration levels below the Army's requirements. In parallel, LISA-Shipboard is being developed to optimize the sensor technique for detection of surface contaminants in the operational environment of a ship. The most recently started activity is LISA-Inspector that is being developed to provide a transportable sensor in a 'cart-like' configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5268, Chemical and Biological Standoff Detection, (27 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.519591
Show Author Affiliations
Patrick L. Ponsardin, ITT Industries (United States)
N. Scott Higdon, ITT Industries (United States)
Thomas H. Chyba, ITT Industries (United States)
Wayne T. Armstrong, ITT Industries (United States)
Arthur J. Sedlacek III, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
Steven D. Christesen, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)
Anna Wong, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5268:
Chemical and Biological Standoff Detection
James O. Jensen; Jean-Marc Theriault, Editor(s)

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