DHS to brief industry on beefing-up explosives trace detection on 25 and 26 July in Washington

Posted by John Keller

WASHINGTON, 17 May 2013. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington is sponsoring a two day technical industry meeting on trace explosives detection for facilities and airport security, as well as for mass-transit security, on 25 and 26 July 2013 at the William J. Cohen Building, 330 C Street SW, in Washington.

Explosives trace detection is one way to detect explosives in screening people, baggage, and cargo. Officials of the DHS Science and Technology office would like to expand the number of detectable analytes in explosives trace detection systems to include a range of liquid, volatile, and semi-volatile organic, salts and mixtures.

The addition of analytes to explosives trace detection will require substantial technology enhancements that provide higher selectivity and sensitivity as well as sample collection improvements, DHS officials say.

Meetings will be from 8 to 5 p.m. on 25 July, a networking reception from 6 to 7 p.m. on 25 July, and from 8 to 5 p.m. on 26 July.

The industry day will outline recent research results and applicability to explosives trace detection (ETD), and the DHS development strategy on enhancing explosives detection for trace residues. Meetings also will detail an upcoming program in high-resolution explosives trace detection.

Technical areas of focus include next-generation desktop ETD systems; portable ETDs; signature analysis and data analytics for existing sensors and trace detection instrumentation; advanced direct and non-contact sampling methodology; and preparation of trace explosives sample generation in vapor and particulate form.

Presenters will be from DHS, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and various technical researchers. DHS officials would like industry presentations on next generation, desktop ETD systems; advanced portable and handheld ETDs; advanced signature analysis and data analytics; sampling tools and methodology; and methods for preparing reproducible and representative trace explosives samples.

Those interested in attending should register no later than 25 June 2013 online at https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=BAA110E&OID=50.

Those who would like to make presentations should email half-page abstracts to the DHS's Jill Tomlinson-Phillips at jill.tomlinsonphill@associates.hq.dhs.gov no later than 23 May 2013.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DHS/OCPO/DHS-OCPO/HSHQDC-13-R-00049/listing.html.


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