PITTSBURGH, February 1, 2014 — ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) announces that Nathaniel R. Gomer, Ph.D, Senior Scientist will be presenting innovative results of the company’s work on a robotically controlled Raman system for detecting and identifying explosives at Pittcon 2014 in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Gomer’s lecture entitled, “Shortwave Targeted Agile Raman Robot for the Identification and Confirmation of Emplaced Explosives” will be presented during the “Analysis of Bioagents and Explosives” session on Tuesday, March 2014 in Room S501of the McCormick Place Convention Center. His discussion will provide attendees with an overview of the project and the capabilities of the system’s technology in the detection of improvised explosive devices through the use of standoff hyperspectral imaging.
“It is a great opportunity for me to present the work we have completed to the spectroscopy community during Pittcon 2014 and have the opportunity for discussion and feedback on the project”, said Gomer.
“The STARR (Shortwave Targeted Agile Raman Robot) project enabled CISS to continue its efforts to apply hyperspectral standoff imaging to the detection of explosive threats, in this case, with multiple sensors integrated onto an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) providing for remote detection and location of an explosive threat,” said Matthew P. Nelson, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Business Director at CISS. “Our primary goal is to continue to demonstrate the capabilities of hyperspectral imaging for explosives detection in as many different operational scenarios as possible.”
Pittcon, first held in 1950, is the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science. It is organized by The Pittsburgh Confere nce on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania not-for-profit educational corporation which is comprised of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP).
About ChemImage Sensor Systems
CISS develops innovative products that utilize patented imaging capabilities and leverage current in-the-field technologies to address the ever-changing landscape of chemical, biological and explosive (CBE) threats. CISS has developed a series of chemical imaging sensors for point, proximity, remote and standoff detection and identification in both fixed site and on-the-move configurations, in order to protect military troops, security personnel and citizens.
ChemImage Sensor Systems is a subsidiary of ChemImage Corporation, a leader in chemical imaging technology and instrumentation.
ChemImage Corporation, a leader in hyperspectral and Raman chemical imaging technology provides innovative instrumentation, analysis software, contract services and expert consulting to government, industrial and academic organizations. The company’s proprietary, state-of-the-art imaging technology has many applications, including defense, security, pharmaceuticals, forensics and biomedical diagnostic research, which can reveal critical chemical and biological information from a variety of material systems.
ChemImage’s headquarters are located in Pittsburgh, PA, where it pioneers research and development, as well as providing engineering and manufacturing which develops innovative products for the global marketplace.