CHARLOTTE, N.C., 15 August 2005. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has awarded Goodrich Corp. a $3 million, one-year research and development contract to make a specialized spectrometer to differentiate the terahertz (THz) signatures of hazardous substances, including explosives and chemical and biological agents.
This project will be conducted by the company's Electro- Optical Systems business in Danbury, Conn.
"We believe that our application of THz technologies could provide a major breakthrough in detection and identification of hazardous substances for defense applications," said Goodrich's Electro-Optical Systems vice president and general manager, David Olson.
"Our work will further the application of terahertz spectroscopy and transmitters to meet stringent field requirements and applications. This new contract will enable Goodrich to continue its tradition of providing advanced force protection and survivability equipment to the U.S. Armed Forces and our allies."
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