Homeland Security Systems
Homeland Security Systems supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the Chemical and Biological Countermeasures arena. It continues to develop low cost handheld and fixed facility monitors for both chemical and biological warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals for First Responders and to protect the public from potential terrorist attacks.
Chemical and Biological Detection
Homeland Security Systems performs a number of sensor development programs for the DHS including the Instantaneous Bio-Aerosol Detector Systems (IBADS), Autonomous Rapid Facility Chemical Agent Monitor (ARFCAM), and Lightweight Autonomous Chemical Identification System (LACIS) programs. These multi-phase programs will yield production prototype designs that will provide substantially improved detection performance over the current state-of-the-art for both First Responders and Infrastructure protection.
The team is developing a prototype multi-vehicle mobile chemical detection laboratory that includes analytical equipment for chemical warfare agent (CWA) and toxic industrial chemical (TIC) analysis and a laboratory information management system under DHS funding where the end-user will be the US EPA. The Portable High-throughput Integrated Laboratory Identification System (PHILIS) will provide fast response on-site capability nearly identical to a fixed ‘brick and mortar’ laboratory in the event of a major chemical accident or national incident.