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Detecting the Presence of Air in Toxic Gas with the Compact Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer CATSI – CWAS

Detecting the Presence of Air in Toxic Gas with the Compact Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer CATSI – CWAS

The CATSI - CWAs Standoff Detector is designed to detect if there is any toxic gas in the air over a range of more than 5 km. It is a fast scanning interferometer spanning the spectral range from 3 µm to 18 µm (560 cm-1 to 3300 cm-1) offering advanced radiometric accuracy for thermal emission measurements.

This technology provides better spectral purity and sensitivity than a most other IR spectroscopic methods. The spectroradiometer is based on the ABB MR Series of Fourier Transform interferometer.

The CATSI - CWAs Standoff Detector system provides excellent performance and is user friendly. The graphical user interface of the software provides comprehensible and simple commands and spectral feedback in real-time.

Main Features

The main features of the CATSI - CWAs Standoff Detector are as follows:

  • Can detect and identify in up to 5 km distances
  • Provides unrestricted 360° azimuthal surveillance scanning with depression/elevation angles ranging from -10° to +40°
  • Real-time detection of CWA and many TICs
  • Automated self-calibration sequence
  • Intuitive user-friendly interface
  • Continuous operation using DC/DC, AC/DC power sources and auxiliary batteries
  • Day and night operation
  • Initiated Build-In-Test (IBIT)
  • Optimal sensitivity through adaptive processing of the background environment
  • ATP-45 NBC-1 report generation

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