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Volunteer Program Offers Great Opportunities For Cyber-Security Students   January 11, 2016

Department of Homeland Security Announces The 2016 Cyber Student Volunteer InitiativeMore>>

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Implant Sciences Wins $1.2 Million Contract for Trace Detectors to EU Country   September 3, 2014

Implant Sciences Corporation announces it has sold $1.2 million worth of trace detectors to a customer in the European Union. The units will be deployed for critical infrastructure protection and homeland security. More>>

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Tiny laser sensor heightens bomb detection sensitivity   July 23, 2014

A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering, has found a way to dramatically increase the sensitivity of a light-based plasmon sensor to detect incredibly minute concentrations of explosives. More>>

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Blighter Unveils Rapid Deployment Radar/Camera System for Border Security Hot Spots   June 9, 2014

Blighter Scout is designed for vehicle or trailer mast deployment and enables detection and tracking of targets - humans at 7.4 km, vehicles at 22 km - in hilly and mountainous areas due to radar's unique PESA technology and its 20 to 40 degree elevation beam coverage; new product to be unveiled at...More>>

Northrop Grumman-built Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator Unmanned Aircraft Surpasses 10,000 Combat Flying Hours   January 24, 2014

Northrop Grumman-built Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator Unmanned Aircraft Surpasses 10,000 Combat Flying HoursMore>>

Raytheon receives $156 million SM-3 contract   January 14, 2014

Raytheon receives $156 million SM-3 contractMore>>

On-Site Trace Chemical Detection, Part 2: IMS and DMS Working Together   February 1, 2008

Last month we discussed how IMS and DMS are used for trace chemical detection. Now we consider how the two technologies can be used in tandem to achieve greater selectivity and sensitivity and fewer false positives.More>>

On-Site Trace Chemical Detection, Part 1: Understanding Ion Mobility and Differential Ion Mobility Spectroscopy   January 1, 2008

The first installment of this two-part series discusses ion mobility spectroscopy (IMS), the leading contender for fast and reliable detection of trace chemicals, and differential ion mobility spectroscopy (DMS), a related technology that provides faster, smaller and more sensitive sensors capable...More>>

New Implementations of OGC Sensor Web Enablement Standards   December 1, 2007

Wildfires, river basins, tsunami alerts, and environmental risk management are just some of the projects using OGC's interoperability framework for Web-based access and control of sensors and sensor data.More>>

Embedded Web Services: Making Sense out of Diverse Sensors   May 31, 2007

Integrating networks of sensors has been a goal for years, from the creation of device profiles and industrial networking standards through to the adoption of ad hoc wireless sensor and control networks. Web services promise to ease the integration of these disparate and distributed elements.More>>

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