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Explosives trace detection in the process of biometrical fingerprint identification for access control
Author(s): Elena V. Bertseva; Andrey V. Savin
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Paper Abstract

A method for trace detection of explosives on the surface of biometric fingerprint scanner is proposed and its sensitivity explored. The method is based on attenuated total reflection mid-infrared spectroscopy. The detection limit is about several microgram and the detectivity increases with the wavelength used for scanning. The advantages of the proposed method include high selectivity and thus low false alarm level, applicability to low vapor pressure explosives and low cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 January 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6594, Lasers for Measurements and Information Transfer 2006, 65940F (11 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.725594
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Elena V. Bertseva, Laser Systems Ltd. (Russia)
Andrey V. Savin, Baltic State Technical Univ. Voenmech (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6594:
Lasers for Measurements and Information Transfer 2006
Vadim E. Privalov, Editor(s)

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