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Advances in portable FTIR spectrometers for the field: the HazMatID Ranger
Author(s): Dustin Levy
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in the design of compact interferometers and infrared sampling accessories have allowed FTIR spectroscopy to be taken out of the laboratory and into the field. The chemical identification capability of mid-infrared spectroscopy has filled many needs of military, security, and emergency response personnel. Further design optimization has led to the development of a hand-held FTIR system, the HazmatID Ranger, which enables new applications in chemical identification and offers increased flexibility for elusive samples encountered in the field. An overview of the performance of the HazmatID Ranger using a receiver operating characteristic analysis is presented along with a discussion of the viability of hand-held FTIR measurements for applications in defense and security.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7319, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies II, 73190E (28 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818698
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Dustin Levy, Smiths Detection (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7319:
Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies II
Mark A. Druy; Christopher D. Brown; Richard A. Crocombe, Editor(s)

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