Chemical, Biological and Explosive Detection: Overview of Point and Standoff Sensing Technologies

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Overview

Chemical, Biological and Explosive Detection: Overview of Point and Standoff Sensing Technologies

Course Description

While the content of this class may be explosive, you'll gain a very calm, methodical approach to chemical, biological, and explosive (CBE) detection to take into the field. Learn about CBE identification techniques that are commonly utilized for military and civil applications. You will also review chemical, explosive, and biological agents, features, and phenomenology that may be interrogated by detection systems. Plus, no CBE course would be complete without learning advanced algorithms.

Course Content

INDUCTION AND DEFINITIONS

  • Overview of chemical agent
  • Overview of biological agents

CHEMICAL POINT DETECTION

  • Mass spectrometry
  • Ion mobility spectrometry
  • Differential mobility spectrometry
  • Surface acoustic waves
  • Micro-cantilevers
  • Fiber optics probes

CHEMICAL STANDOFF DETECTION

  • Differential absorption light detection and ranging (LIDAR)
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

BIOLOGICAL POINT DETECTION

  • Fiber optic probes (antibodies)
  • Laser-induced fluorescence
  • Immunoassay
  • Polymerase chain reaction

BIOLOGICAL STANDOFF DETECTION

  • Elastic backscatter LIDAR
  • Laser-induced fluorescence (standoff mode)
  • Joint biological standoff detection system

DETECTION ALGORITHMS

  • Physical models
  • Basic review of concepts
  • Feature-based inference techniques
  • Cognitive-based models

SENSOR AND DATA FUSION

  • Sensors
  • Data fusion architectures
  • Bayesian inference

HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING ALGORITHMS

  • Classification techniques
  • Band selection
  • Sub-pixel processing
  • Principal components analysis
Requirements & Materials
Important Information

This course requires completion of an Access Eligibility Form.  Please make sure to read the Course Restrictions section below before registering for this course.

Course Restrictions

This course is restricted to US citizens who are industrial and/or government employees and complete the Access Eligibility Form. Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661. Attendees must fax the Access Eligibility Form to 404-407-8691. Laptop computers will not be permitted in the classroom and storage will not be available.

Session Details

  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This class is designed for engineers, scientists, and technicians who want to learn chemical, biological, and explosive detection.

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What You Will Learn

  • Chemical and biological agents
  • Chemical point detection and chemical standoff detection
  • Biological point detection technologies and systems
  • Biological standoff detection technologies and systems
  • Chemical and biological detection and identification algorithms
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How You Will Benefit

  • Learn about remote and sampled detection, discrimination, and identification techniques with design parameters and performance models.
  • Gain an understanding of a sampling of specific technology applications for chemical point, chemical standoff, explosives point, explosives standoff, biological point, and biological standoff sensing.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

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