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Dynamic sensor deployment for the monitoring of chemical releases in urban environments (DYCE)
Author(s): Jason J. Lepley; David R Lloyd; Alan Robins; Alison Rudd; Ashley Wilks
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Paper Abstract

We present findings of the DYCE project, which addresses the needs of military and blue light responders to provide a rapid, reliable on-scene analysis of the dispersion of toxic airborne chemical threat agents following their release into the environment. We describe the development and experimental results for 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: 3 June 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8018, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XII, 801812 (3 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883373
Show Author Affiliations
Jason J. Lepley, SELEX Galileo Ltd. (United Kingdom)
David R Lloyd, SELEX Galileo Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Alan Robins, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)
Alison Rudd, Univ. of Reading (United Kingdom)
Ashley Wilks, Owlstone Nanotech (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8018:
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XII
Augustus W. Fountain; Patrick J. Gardner, Editor(s)

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