Accession Number:

ADA615947

Title:

Continued Development of the AF/SGR Tricorder Program for Homeland Security, Military, Public Health, and Medical Operations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 Sep 2007-28 Mar 2012

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT CHICAGO CENTER FOR ADVANCED DESIGN RESEARCH AND EXPLORATION

Report Date:

2012-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

201.0

Abstract:

Laser misuse poses a unique challenge to the public health and medical communities. At this time there is limited data to quantify the full scope and severity of this threat. However, it is generally accepted among many stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds that laser misuse, and therefore laser exposure, is likely to increase in the future. The rapid pace of laser technology development warrant s exploratory research into mitigation strategies for emerging laser threats. In 2007, the University of Illinois at Chicago UIC embarked on a large- scale, multidisciplinary research program to address public health and force health protection capability gaps that emerged as unanticipated laser exposure incidents increased. Research efforts were directed to improve capabilities in three key areas 1 LEP performance, 2 laser characterization in the field, and 3 laser eye injury diagnosis. In addition, several projects explored other sensing modalities and targets that might be combined with laser detection and characterization to provide a flexible and diverse tool that would be attractive to the wide range of end users.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE