REMOTE DETECTION OF DRUGS AND EXPLOSIVES BY TIME-DOMAIN SPECTROSCOPY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 13464
Amount: $49,941.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Rapidan Research Corp
19151 Stedwick Dr, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Mcmillian
 (301) 963-9729
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS PROJECT IS AN INVESTIGATION OF THE POSSIBILITY OF REMOTELY DETECTING ILLEGAL CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES SUCH AS DRUGS AND EXPLOSIVES BY MEANS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES. THE PULSES WOULD SCATTER FROM THESE SUBSTANCES AND PRODUCE SIGNATURES WHICH COULD BE RECOGNIZED. PHASE I OBJECTIVES ARE FIRST, TO MEASURE THE ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF SEVERAL OF THESE SUBSTANCES, AND TO SYNTHESIZE SIGNATURES THAT WOULD BE PRODUCED. SECOND, INVESTIGATIONS WOULD BE DONE ON THE EQUIPMENT AND ON THE DATA PROCESSING TECHNIQUES REQUIRED. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS - THE METHOD WOULD PROVIDE A LESS EXPENSIVE AND MORE EFFECTIVE MEANS OF DETECTING THE ABOVE SUBSTANCES. THE APPARATUS COULD BE USED IN AIRPORTS, IN THE FIELD, AND FROM THE AIR. KEY WORDS - EXPLOSIVES DETECTION, DRUG DETECTION, IMPULSE RADAR, ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE

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