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5 November 2005 An advanced wide area chemical sensor testbed
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Proceedings Volume 5995, Chemical and Biological Standoff Detection III; 59950W (2005)
Event: Optics East 2005, 2005, Boston, MA, United States
In order to meet current and emerging needs for remote passive standoff detection of chemical agent threats, MIT Lincoln Laboratory has developed a Wide Area Chemical Sensor (WACS) testbed. A design study helped define the initial concept, guided by current standoff sensor mission requirements. Several variants of this initial design have since been proposed to target other applications within the defense community. The design relies on several enabling technologies required for successful implementation. The primary spectral component is a Wedged Interferometric Spectrometer (WIS) capable of imaging in the LWIR with spectral resolutions as narrow as 4 cm-1. A novel scanning optic will enhance the ability of this sensor to scan over large areas of concern with a compact, rugged design. In this paper, we shall discuss our design, development, and calibration process for this system as well as recent testbed measurements that validate the sensor concept.
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Juliette A. Seeley, Michael Kelly, Edward Wack, Danette Ryan-Howard, Darryl Weidler, Peter O'Brien, Curtis Colonero, John Lakness, and Paras Patel "An advanced wide area chemical sensor testbed", Proc. SPIE 5995, Chemical and Biological Standoff Detection III, 59950W (5 November 2005);

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