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DHS Funds Goodrich THz Spectrometer

Photonics.com
Feb 2006
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 14, 2006 -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Goodrich Corp. a $1.2 million, one-year contract for the evaluation of a Goodrich terahertz (THz) spectrometer to detect chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals. Successful evaluation of the technology may lead to the development of a system to specifically meet DHS requirements. Work will be conducted at the company's Electro-Optical Systems business in Danbury, Conn.

According to Goodrich's Electro-Optical Systems Vice President and General Manager David Olson, "We believe that our application of THz technologies can provide a breakthrough in detection and identification of chemicals for homeland security applications. Our work will further the application of terahertz spectroscopy and transmitters to meet stringent field requirements and applications."

Goodrich Corp. is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. For more information, visit: www.goodrich.com



GLOSSARY
spectrometer
A kind of spectrograph in which some form of detector, other than a photographic film, is used to measure the distribution of radiation in a particular wavelength region.  
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