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Proximal detection of chemical warfare agents using PMIRRAS
Author(s): Michael W. P. Petryk; Armando J. Marenco
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Paper Abstract

Non-contact chemical warfare agent detection has been demonstrated on military painted surfaces using polarization modulation infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy (PMIRRAS). Notably, VX has been detected on chemical agent resistance coating (CARC) paint at a distance of approximately 10 cm. PMIRRAS does not rely on the presence of chemical vapors and is not affected by many common battlefield interferants such as aerosolized dust, water and diesel vapors, etc., making it highly suitable for use in operational environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7665, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XI, 76651C (5 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852396
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Michael W. P. Petryk, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
Armando J. Marenco, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)


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

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