CHARLOTTE, N.C., 16 Sept. 2008. Goodrich Corp. received a production contract from General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products in Charlotte, N.C., to provide scanner modules and associated data items for the U.S. Army Joint Services Lightweight Standoff Chemical Agent Detector (JSLSCAD) system. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2009.
Goodrich's ISR Systems team in Barrington, Ill., will perform the work.
The JSLSCAD uses a passive infrared detection system that automatically searches the 7- to 14-micron region of the surrounding atmosphere for chemical agent vapor clouds.
Using sophisticated pattern recognition algorithms, JSLSCAD detects, classifies, and identifies chemical agents while discriminating against both natural and manmade battle space interferents. Once detection is made, JSLSCAD identifies the agent cloud and alerts operators with audible and/or visual alarms, allowing personnel to either avoid contaminated areas or don protective gear, says a representative.
Tom Bergeron, president of ISR Systems at Goodrich, says: "JSLSCAD has the potential to significantly enhance the safety of allied troops on the ground, and we are proud to provide General Dynamics with advanced scanner modules for this important system."
General Dynamics' JSLSCAD is the first chemical detection system designed with a 360-degree coverage field and range up to two kilometers.