Remote Vibrational Spectroscopy Detection of Highly Energetic Materials
F2-F (Phase 1)

Download the 2013 Project Report

The main objective of the ALERT F2-F component is to develop Vibrational Spectroscopy for photonic detection of highly energetic materials (HEM) and homemade explosives (HME). The expected outcome of the project is to improve significantly the current state of development of vibrational standoff detection of HEM/HME in terms of: range (target-observer distance), detection limits, discrimination capabilities and quantification of HEM/HME from interferents (background and matrices). During Year 5 significant improvements were made in the development of remote mid-infrared (MIR) sensing of explosives using QCL, thermal and CO2 laser based methods.

Improvements in the detection of explosives could help prevent harm to human life that might otherwise be caused by improvised explosive devices.
- F2-F Project Report
Project Leader
  • Samuel P. Hernandez-Rivera
    Professor
    UPRM
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Faculty and Staff Currently Involved in Project
  • Leonardo C. Pacheco
    Post-Doc
    UPRM
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Students Currently Involved in Project
  • Hilsamar Felix
    UPRM
  • William Ortiz
    UPRM
  • John R. Castro
    UPRM
  • Pedro M. Fierro-Mercado
    UPRM
  • Jose L. Ruiz-Caballero
    UPRM
  • Nataly Galán-Freyle
    UPRM
  • Carlos Ortega Zúñiga
    UPRM
  • Luis A. Rosas-Diaz
    UPRM
  • Sandra N. Correa-Torres
    University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
  • Amanda Figueroa-Navedo
    UPRM
  • Kevin LaBelle
    North. Essex C. C.
  • Brian Neaves
    Vanderbilt U. Nashville, TN
  • Gloria M. Herrera
    UPRM
  • Eduardo Espinosa
    UPRM