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Counter Terrorist

S&T advances research and development technologies, methods, and procedures to counter terrorist attacks.

ST-DHS SBIR Success Story Explosives Detection Technology

This success story highlights the DHS SBIR company Polestar Technologies, Inc., of Needham Heights, Massachusetts, which developed a portable system for stand-off detection of concealed explosives to detect and identify different types of explosives.

Snapshot: S&T Labs, Responders Assess Explosives Detectors

Handheld ETDs are small, lightweight, and usually do not require assembly, making them an ideal choice for responders who need to quickly investigate a suspicious package or screen individuals in areas lacking permanent fixtures or sufficient power.

S&T ALERT Fact Sheet

ALERT conducts transformational research, technology, and educational development to characterize, detect, mitigate, and respond to explosives-related threats facing the country and the world.

Snapshot: S&T and NIST Projects in Support of NYPD Explosive Trace Detection

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently took part in a demonstration of the NYPD’s FIDO X-3 Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) system, under the sponsorship of the Secondary Screening Program led by S&T Program Manager Dr. Laura Parker. This event showcased work S&T funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to optimize NYPD trace detection processes in these areas.

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