Standoff Detection of Explosives: Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy Chemical Sensing
R3-C

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Project Description

This project focuses on evaluation of standoff mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy to develop confirming sensors for detection of residues of explosives on clothes. The confirming chemical sensors are intended to be used after millimeter wave sensing of anomalies/devices under clothing. Two types of systems equipped with MIR quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) as energy sources were tested, a close distance system with a focal length of 15 cm operating in reflectance mode and a transmission MIR system.

Project Leader
  • Samuel P. Hernandez-Rivera
    Professor
    UPRM
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  • Leonardo C. Pacheco
    Post-Doc
    UPRM
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  • Pedro M. Fierro-Mercado
    Doctoral Candidate
    UPRM
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  • William Ortiz
    Doctoral Candidate
    UPRM
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Students Currently Involved in Project
  • John R. Castro
    UPRM
  • Carlos Ortega Zúñiga
    UPRM
  • Nataly Galán-Freyle
    UPRM
  • Jose L. Ruiz-Caballero
    UPRM
  • Amanda Figueroa-Navedo
    UPRM
  • Doris Laguer
    UPRM