DHS funds Goodrich's testing of terahertz spectrometer for chemical detection

Published 23 February 2006

DHS has awarded Charlotte, North Carolina-based Goodrich Corporation a $1.2 million, one-year contract for the evaluation of a Goodrich Terahertz Spectrometer, which detects chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals. Successful evaluation of the technology may lead to the development of a system so it meets DHS requirements. Work will be conducted at the company’s Electro-Optical Systems business in Danbury, Connecticut. David Olson, vice-president and general manager of Goodrich’s Electro-Optical Systems, said: “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 is a Fortune 500 company. It is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets.

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