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Title: Detection device for high explosives

Abstract

A portable fiber optic detector that senses the presence of specific target chemicals by electrostatically attracting the target chemical to an aromatic compound coating on an optical fiber. Attaching the target chemical to the coated fiber reduces the fluorescence so that a photon sensing detector records the reduced light level and activates an appropriate alarm or indicator.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
  2. Moscow, ID
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G IDAHO INC
OSTI Identifier:
868510
Patent Number(s):
US 5157261
Assignee:
EG&G Idaho, Inc. (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
detection; device; explosives; portable; fiber; optic; detector; senses; presence; specific; target; chemicals; electrostatically; attracting; chemical; aromatic; compound; coating; optical; attaching; coated; reduces; fluorescence; photon; sensing; records; reduced; light; level; activates; appropriate; alarm; indicator; aromatic compound; detection device; fiber optic; optical fiber; target chemical; sensing detector; specific target; compound coating; optic detector; coated fiber; target chemicals; portable fiber; light level; /250/385/436/

Citation Formats

Grey, Alan E, Partin, Judy K, Stone, Mark L, Von Wandruszka, Ray M, Reagen, William K, Ingram, Jani C, and Lancaster, Gregory D. Detection device for high explosives. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Grey, Alan E, Partin, Judy K, Stone, Mark L, Von Wandruszka, Ray M, Reagen, William K, Ingram, Jani C, & Lancaster, Gregory D. Detection device for high explosives. United States.
Grey, Alan E, Partin, Judy K, Stone, Mark L, Von Wandruszka, Ray M, Reagen, William K, Ingram, Jani C, and Lancaster, Gregory D. Wed . "Detection device for high explosives". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868510.
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abstractNote = {A portable fiber optic detector that senses the presence of specific target chemicals by electrostatically attracting the target chemical to an aromatic compound coating on an optical fiber. Attaching the target chemical to the coated fiber reduces the fluorescence so that a photon sensing detector records the reduced light level and activates an appropriate alarm or indicator.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
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