1 August 1991 Application of backscatter absorption gas imaging to the detection of chemicals related to drug production
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Abstract
The application of backscatter absorption gas imaging (BAGI) to the detection of gaseous chemical species associated with the production of illegal drugs is considered. BAGI is a gas visualization technique that allows the imaging of over 70 organic vapors at minimum concentrations of a few to several hundred ppm-m. Present BAGI capabilities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Laser Imaging Systems are discussed. Eighteen different species of interest in drug-law enforcement are identified as being detectable by BAGI. The chemical remote sensing needs of law enforcement officials are described, and the use of BAGI in meeting some of these needs is outlined.
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Thomas J. Kulp, Darrel G. Garvis, Randall B. Kennedy, Thomas G. McRae, "Application of backscatter absorption gas imaging to the detection of chemicals related to drug production", Proc. SPIE 1479, Surveillance Technologies, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44543; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.44543
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