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Fabrication and testing of a standoff trace explosives detection system
Author(s): Robert Waterbury; Jeremy Rose; Darius Vunck; Thomas Blank; Ken Pohl; Alan Ford; Troy McVay; Ed Dottery
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Paper Abstract

In order to stop the transportation of materials used for IED manufacture, a standoff checkpoint explosives detection system (CPEDS) has recently been fabricated. The system incorporates multi-wavelength Raman spectroscopy and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) modalities with a LIBS enhancement technique called TEPS to be added later into a single unit for trace detection of explosives at military checkpoints. Newly developed spectrometers and other required sensors all integrated with a custom graphical user interface for producing simplified, real-time detection results are also included in the system. All equipment is housed in a military ruggedized shelter for potential deployment intheater for signature collection. Laboratory and performance data, as well as the construction of the CPEDS system and its potential deployment capabilities, will be presented in the current work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8018, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XII, 801818 (4 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885256
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Waterbury, Alakai Defense Systems, Inc. (United States)
Jeremy Rose, Alakai Defense Systems, Inc. (United States)
Darius Vunck, Alakai Defense Systems, Inc. (United States)
Thomas Blank, Alakai Defense Systems, Inc. (United States)
Ken Pohl, Alakai Defense Systems, Inc. (United States)
Alan Ford, Alakai Defense Systems, Inc. (United States)
Troy McVay, Alakai Defense Systems, Inc. (United States)
Ed Dottery, Alakai Defense Systems, Inc. (United States)


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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