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Explosive detection systems data collection final report

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Technical Report,05 Mar 2012,30 Sep 2016

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Applied Research Associates, Inc. Tyndall AFB United States

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The report contained herein is the final report associated with contract FA4819-12-C-0007, Explosive Detection Systems Data Collection EDSDC. This contract was the primary contract vehicle for conducting Home Made Explosive HME Data Collection work on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security DHS, by ARAs Tyndall Reactive Materials Group TRMG. In August 2013, this contract was modified to accommodate a joint DHSNational Institute of Standards and Technology NIST project to develop standards for bomb squad operators. Under this effort, ARA was tasked with developing and shipping robotic test methods, in close coordination with NIST, and under the direction of a DHS program manager. In March 2015, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center AFCEC at TAFB added a task for ARA to develop a robotic test method for the acquisitionprocurement of a small backpack Explosive Ordnance Disposal EOD robot.

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  • Ammunition and Explosives

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