Accession Number : AD0528634

Title :   Bioluminescence Explosives Detector.

Descriptive Note : Addendum to final rept. Jun-Dec 73,

Corporate Author : RPC CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Grimes,John M. ; Kemp,Rodney J. ; Sakaida, Roy R.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : A supplemental program for the development of an explosives vapor detector based on bioluminescence was conducted during the period June-December 1973. Both biochemical and physical methods were found to have an effect in increasing either sensitivity or specificity of the system to explosives of interest. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Mine detection, *Bioluminescence), (*Mine detectors, Bioluminescence), (*Explosives, Detection), (*Gas detectors, Bioluminescence), Probes, Humidity, Vapors, Sensitivity (U) Nutrition, Cultures(Biology), Alcohols, Peptones, Carbon, Nitrogen, Minerals, Salts, Gases, Gasoline, RDX, Interference, TNT, Glass, Aluminum, Tetrafluoroethylene resins, Plastic coatings, Humidifiers

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE