The report provides an independent assessment of suitable test protocols that might be useful and reliable for the testing and evaluation of standoff chemical agent detectors. The report proposes two testing protocols, one for passive detectors and one for active detectors, to help ensure the reliable detection of a release of chemical warfare agents. The report determined that testing these detectors by release of chemical warfare agents into the atmosphere would not provide additional useful information on the effectiveness of these detectors than would a rigorous testing protocol using chemical agents in the laboratory combined with atmospheric release of simulated chemical warfare agents.
Table of Contents
|3 Recommended Test Protocol and Decision Tree for Passive Detectors||12-18|
|4 Recommended Test Protocol and Decision Tree for Active Detectors (Lidar)||19-23|
|5 Simulant Characteristics and Specifics||24-26|
|6 Research Areas to Support the Test Protocols for Standoff Detectors||27-27|
|7 Decision Making and Risk||28-30|
|8 Summary of Recommendations||31-32|
|Appendix A: Statement of Work||33-36|
|Appendix B: Committee Membership||37-39|
|Appendix C: Risk Assessment in the Testing, Evaluation, and Use of Standoff Detectors||40-51|
|Appendix D: Acronyms and Glossary of Terms||52-54|
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