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27 February 2004 Expanding applications for surface-contaminant sensing using the laser interrogation of surface agents (LISA) technique
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Proceedings Volume 5268, Chemical and Biological Standoff Detection; (2004)
Event: Optical Technologies for Industrial, Environmental, and Biological Sensing, 2003, Providence, RI, United States
Laser Interrogation of Surface Agents (LISA) is a UV-Raman technique that provides short-range standoff detection and identification of surface-deposited chemical agents. ITT Industries, Advanced Engineering and Sciences Division, is currently developing and expanding the LISA technology under several programs that span a variety of missions for homeland defense. We will present and discuss some of these applications, while putting in perspective the overall evolution undergone by the technique within the last years. These applications include LISA-Recon (now called the Joint Contaminated Surface Detector--JCSD) which was developed under a cost-sharing arrangement with the U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM) for incorporation on the Army’s future reconnaissance vehicles, and designed to demonstrate single-shot on-the-move measurements of chemical contaminants at concentration levels below the Army's requirements. In parallel, LISA-Shipboard is being developed to optimize the sensor technique for detection of surface contaminants in the operational environment of a ship. The most recently started activity is LISA-Inspector that is being developed to provide a transportable sensor in a 'cart-like' configuration.
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Patrick L. Ponsardin, N. Scott Higdon, Thomas H. Chyba, Wayne T. Armstrong, Arthur J. Sedlacek III, Steven D. Christesen, and Anna Wong "Expanding applications for surface-contaminant sensing using the laser interrogation of surface agents (LISA) technique", Proc. SPIE 5268, Chemical and Biological Standoff Detection, (27 February 2004);

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