Hand Held Hyperspectral Imager for Standoff Detection of Chemical and Biological Aerosols
PACIFIC ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY SANTA YNEZ CA
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Pacific Advanced Technology has developed a small hand held imaging spectrometer, Sherlock, for gas leak and aerosol detection and imaging. The system is based on a patented technique, IMSS Image Multi-spectral Sensing, that uses diffractive optics and image processing algorithms to detect spectral information about objects in the scene of the camera. This camera technology has been tested at Dugway Proving Ground and Dstl Porton Down facilities looking at Chemical and Biological agent simulants. In addition to Chemical and Biological detection, the camera has been used for environmental monitoring of green house gases and is currently undergoing extensive laboratory and field testing by the Gas Technology Institute, British Petroleum and Shell Oil for applications for gas leak detection and repair. In this paper we will present some of the results from the data collection at the TRE test at Dugway Proving Ground during the summer of 2002 and laboratory testing at the Dstl facility at Porton Down in the UK in the fall of 2002.
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