Chemical Imaging Technology for Detecting Explosives


40m Standoff Detection of Explosive Residue

Raw Image Displaying Explosive Residue
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Chemical Image of Explosive Residue at Safe Distance
Eye Safe Standoff detection of explosives

Chemical Imaging combines molecular spectroscopy and digital imaging, and has been demonstrated for rapid, non-contact optical sensing of explosives and materials associated with the use of homemade explosives (HMEs).  Chemical Imaging that combines Raman hyperspectral imaging, short wave infrared (SWIR) hyperspectral imaging and/or fluorescence hyperspectral imaging is suitable for the detection of trace levels of explosives in the presence of complex environmental backgrounds without the use of amplification or enhancement techniques.

Why Use Chemical Imaging Technology for Explosives Detection?

  • Permits real-time detection capability
  • Minimizes hazards associated with explosive agents through use of automation, robotics and standoff detection
  • Enables non-contact, reagentless detection of multiple explosives simultaneously, including their precursors and degradation products

Available Capability

ChemImage Sensor Systems, in partnership with the US Government, has developed and validated biological agent detection sensors that operate in point, proximity, remote and standoff modes. Please contact ChemImage Sensor Systems for additional information.