Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Detection System

Bomb technicians need better ways to confirm the presence of an explosive device that has been identified by sensors or intelligence. Methods currently in use are primarily invasive and can unintentionally detonate the device. Noninvasive methods are typically large, expensive, and require proximity.
ADC is developing a novel method to detect and confirm the presence of an explosive device using an infrared gas plume detection system. The technique is similar to Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, but has the advantage of combining source and detector in a single location, thereby enabling standoff detection.