|The term “Homeland Security” was born soon after the terrible events of 9-11-2001. Since that time strenuous efforts by governments across the world have resulted in a global array of measures and equipment designed to prevent the construction, deployment and use of weapons of mass destruction by terror groups across the world. These measures form a layered response to CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) and cyber-terrorist threat.
Two of the major challenges which exist in the fight against radiological and nuclear terrorism are the detection of radiological or nuclear materials either in transit or in a device which has been planted. The ever present background radiation and the fact that many innocent materials are radioactive makes this technically difficult, especially given that it is highly desirable that commerce flows are unimpeded and the public are not unnecessarily alarmed. Both false positive and false negative determinations are highly undesirable.
Fortunately, ORTEC advanced spectroscopic technologies, developed over years for scientific purposes are admirably suited to provide performance solutions to many of these problems.
The precise choice of equipment to apply in a given situation depends on the nature of the perceived threat and the measures which are planned to adopt to combat that threat, also called the concept of operations or CONOPS. Learn more about CONOPS. . .
ORTEC offers the following solutions to Homeland Security needs: