30 March 2016 to 1 April 2016
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
Europe/Rome timezone

Stand off optical systems for chemical detection and identification tool to improve public security

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Aula Bruno Touschek (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati)

Aula Bruno Touschek

Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati

Via E. Fermi 40, 00044 Frascati (RM)


Dr Pasquale Gaudio (University of Rome Tor Vergata)


Nowadays the intentional diffusion in air (both in open and closed environments) of chemical and biological contaminants presents a dramatic risk for the health of the public worldwide. The needs of a high-tech network composed by diagnostics, software, decision support systems and cyber security tools are urging all the stakeholders (military, public, research & academic entities), who are working on the subject, to develop innovative solutions to face this problem. The Quantum Electronics and Plasma Physics (QEP) Research Group is working since the 1960s on the development of laser-based technologies for the stand-off detection of contaminants in the atmosphere. Actually, four demonstrators have been developed (two LIDAR-based and two DIAL-based) and have been deployed in experimental campaigns during 2015. These systems have the demonstrated capability to detect and/or identify chemical substances in different environmental conditions. All the apparatuses developed will be presented together with a critical analysis of the data collected.

Primary author

Dr Pasquale Gaudio (University of Rome Tor Vergata)


Dr Andrea Malizia (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata") Dr Andrea Murari (Consorzio RFX) Prof. Carlo Bellecci (CRATI scrl) Dr Daniele Di Giovanni (University of Rome Tor Vergata) Dr Emmanuele Peluso (University of Rome Tor Vergata) Mr Luigi Antonio Poggi (Associazione EUROFUSION-ENEA, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy) Dr Mariachiara Carestia (University of Rome Tor vergata) Dr Michela Gelfusa (University of Rome "Tor Vergata") Mr Michele Lungaroni (Associazione EURATOM-ENEA - University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Roma, Italy) Dr Orlando Cenciarelli (University of Rome Tor Vergata) Dr Saeed Talebzadeh (University of Rome Tor Vergata) Dr Stefano Parracino (University of Rome Tor Vergata) Dr Valentina Gabbarini (University of Rome Tor Vergata)

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