Explosives Detection Technologies Evaluation Guide


Explosives Detection Technologies Evaluation GuideFocus Area: Information Resources

Description: The product will be a comprehensive guide book to provide a “thumbnail” view of systems and the veracity of their findings to offer needed perspective and to aid in the planning of layered detection systems. This guide will include information detailing the strengths and limitations of colorimetric and electronic systems in the field environment.

Project Cost: $128K

Project Duration: 8 months

Operational Impact: Provide useful data to acquisition and operational personnel on available systems and their performance as tested.

Deliverable: Usable flipbook-style guide with 10 hard copies; electronic format was also delivered.


End Users: National Counterterrorism Center, Department of Defense, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Defense Intelligence Agency, State Department, and all end users of the technologies

Transition: Exploit the existing data, and supplement it with multiple user data to create two versions of the flipbook – one serving acquisition personnel in determining what to buy, and a second oriented toward personnel in the field.