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Long range standoff detection of chemical and explosive hazards on surfaces
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Paper Abstract

Fielded surface detection systems rely on contact with either the liquid contamination itself or the associated chemical vapor above the contaminated surface and do not provide a standoff or remote detection capability. Conversely, standoff chemical vapor sensing techniques have not shown efficacy in detecting those contaminants as liquids or solids on surfaces. There are a number of optical or spectroscopic techniques that could be applied to this problem of standoff chemical detection on surfaces. The three techniques that have received the most interest and development are laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), fluorescence, and Raman spectroscopy. Details will be presented on the development of these techniques and their applicability to detecting CBRNE contamination on surfaces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7484, Optically Based Biological and Chemical Detection for Defence V, 748403 (17 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.835087
Show Author Affiliations
Augustus Way Fountain, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)
Steven D. Christesen, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)
Jason A. Guicheteau, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)
William F. Pearman, U.S. Military Academy (United States)
Tom Chyba, ITT Advanced Engineering & Sciences (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7484:
Optically Based Biological and Chemical Detection for Defence V
John C. Carrano; Charles J. Collins, Editor(s)

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