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Overview of the joint services lightweight standoff chemical agent detector (JSLSCAD)
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a system-level description of the Joint Services Lightweight Standoff Chemical Agent Detector (JSLSCAD). JSLSCAD is a passive Fourier Transform InfraRed (FTIR) based remote sensing system for detecting chemical warfare agents. Unlike predecessor systems, JSLSCAD is capable of operating while on the move to accomplish reconnaissance, surveillance, and contamination avoidance missions. Additionally, the system is designed to meet the needs for application on air and sea as well as ground mobile and fixed site platforms. The core of the system is a rugged Michelson interferometer with a flexure spring bearing mechanism and bi-directional data acquisition capability. The sensor is interfaced to a small, high performance spatial scanner that provides high-speed, two-axis area coverage. Command, control, and processing electronics have been coupled with real time control software and robust detection/discrimination algorithms. Operator interfaces include local and remote options in addition to interfaces to external communications networks. The modular system design facilitates interfacing to the many platforms targeted for JSLSCAD.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5795, Chemical and Biological Sensing VI, (12 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.609913
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Barney Hammond, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (United States)
Mirela Popa, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5795:
Chemical and Biological Sensing VI
Patrick J. Gardner, Editor(s)

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