ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) has developed a wide-field, portable shortwave infrared hyperspectral imaging (SWIR HSI) sensor called VeroVision™ Threat Detector capable of detecting threat materials (i.e. explosives, narcotics) at standoff distances for a variety of applications. The portable HSI sensor has been designed to analyze complex scenes at near real-time speeds. The sensor utilizes SWIR absorbance spectroscopy to provide molecular discrimination of the target area at standoff distances from 1 to 20+ meters. The sensor has a custom developed software package that provides the operator the ability to adapt its spectral library to incorporate new threat materials or change the type of target of interest.
This paper will provide an overview of VeroVision as well as a discussion on how it may be effectively applied to room and vehicle clearing applications.