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A rapidly deployable chemical sensing network for the real-time monitoring of toxic airborne contaminant releases in urban environments
Author(s): Jason J. Lepley; David R. Lloyd
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Paper Abstract

We present findings of the DYCE project, which addresses the needs of military and blue light responders in providing a rapid, reliable on-scene analysis of the dispersion of toxic airborne contaminants following their malicious or accidental release into a rural, urban or industrial environment. We describe the development of a small network of ad-hoc deployable chemical and meteorological sensors capable of identifying and locating the source of the contaminant release, as well as monitoring and estimating the dispersion characteristics of the plume. We further present deployment planning methodologies to optimize the data gathering mission given a constrained asset base.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7665, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XI, 76650E (5 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849643
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Jason J. Lepley, SELEX Galileo Ltd. (United Kingdom)
David R. Lloyd, SELEX Galileo Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7665:
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XI
Augustus Way Fountain III; Patrick J. Gardner, Editor(s)

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