Remote identification of chemicals concealed behind clothing using near infrared spectroscopy
Canal, Céline M., Saleem, Aamer, Green, Roger J. and Hutchins, David A.. (2011) Remote identification of chemicals concealed behind clothing using near infrared spectroscopy. Analytical Methods, Vol.3 (No.1). pp. 84-91. ISSN 1759-9660Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0ay00386g
Measurements are presented which demonstrate that near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy can be used to identify chemicals concealed behind clothing. This has been achieved for detector stand-off distances of 3 m. The optical properties of a range of clothing materials have been investigated, and the transmission of NIR signals found to be sufficient for spectroscopy. The study has shown that granular solid materials can be identified when hidden behind a layer of clothing. Examples of chemicals used in this study include ammonium nitrate and other ammonium salts. Details of the current measurements and results are given, together with suggestions for increasing detection sensitivity.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Engineering|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Analytical Methods|
|Publisher:||Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Page Range:||pp. 84-91|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Innovative Research Call in Explosives and Weapons Detection, UK government departments and agencies|
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