ChemImage to update homeland security community on technological advances

A senior scientist from ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) will brief security experts on the progress the company and its partner are making toward developing a novel standoff Raman hyperspectral imager based on a spatial heterodyne UV Raman spectrometer at an April 23 meeting in Baltimore.

ChemImage’s Nathaniel Gome will share the results of the company’s collaboration with researchers at the University of South Carolina on developing wide-range UV Raman Imaging at the SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing (SPIE DSS) meeting. It is the industry's most important conference and exhibition on optics, IR imaging, lasers and sensing for defense, security, industry, health care and the environment.

"It is a great opportunity for me to present the work we have completed to the homeland security community during SPIE DSS 2015 and have the opportunity for discussion and feedback on the project", Gomer said.

Standoff sensors for chemical and explosive threats based on UV Raman technology are currently limited by the throughput of existing optical systems, according to CISS’s Chief Scientist and Business Director Matthew Nelson.

"This project is allowing us to exploit the spatial heterodyne technology developed by the team at the University of South Carolina to provide significant UV Raman throughput enhancements, thus allowing more widespread use of this valuable spectroscopic technique,” Nelson said.

Gomer will speak during the "Chemical Sensing I" session.