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Title: Light-weight analyzer for odor recognition

Abstract

The invention provides a light weight analyzer, e.g., detector, capable of locating clandestine graves. The detector utilizes the very specific and unique chemicals identified in the database of human decompositional odor. This detector, based on specific chemical compounds found relevant to human decomposition, is the next step forward in clandestine grave detection and will take the guess-work out of current methods using canines and ground-penetrating radar, which have historically been unreliable. The detector is self contained, portable and built for field use. Both visual and auditory cues are provided to the operator.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1132529
Patent Number(s):
8,726,719
Application Number:
12/848,118
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Jul 31
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Vass, Arpad A, and Wise, Marcus B. Light-weight analyzer for odor recognition. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Vass, Arpad A, & Wise, Marcus B. Light-weight analyzer for odor recognition. United States.
Vass, Arpad A, and Wise, Marcus B. Tue . "Light-weight analyzer for odor recognition". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1132529.
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Effects of Silcosteel® transfer line on the sampling of volatile organic compounds
journal, January 1998


Decompositional Odor Analysis Database
journal, January 2004

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  • Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 49, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1520/JFS2003434