DHS to Host Industry Day for Trace Detection

October 6, 2017

The free two-day event will explore advances in explosives detection.

Explosives trace detection experts from industry, academia and government laboratories will gather in Washington, D.C., on October 24 and 25 to discuss advances in trace detection technologies.

The two-day event put on by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will include presentations from S&T Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), the Transportation Security Administration and sponsored organizations performing research and development. Commercial companies, government laboratories and universities will present current research.

The event will encourage discussions about how to advance new, novel sampling techniques, including the possible applications of optical trace explosives detection techniques, to enhance sampling and provide an expanded capability to detect explosive threats, as well as the expanded use of trace detection equipment in multiple homeland security environments such as aviation security, borders and maritime environments. 

Topics include:

  • Advanced sampling tools and methodologies, both direct and non-contact
  • Cost-effective, rugged, ergonomic, universal trace collection tools supporting common explosive trace detection system platforms
  • Rapid sampling capability
  • Methods for preparing reproducible and representative trace explosives samples for testing

The event is free, but those interested in attending must register.

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