Integrated real-time gas analysis solution for chemical weapon agents
FTIR gas analyzers are one chosen technology for leakage monitoring since FTIRs are capable of simultaneous detection of multiple gas species at concentration levels down to ppb. One advantage to FTIR is that the infrared spectra of CWAs and their stimulants are well documented.
CIC Photonics first responded to a call for CWA detection soon after the 911 disaster when the DOD issued a Broad Agency Announcement for technology to be applied to chemical and biological warfare. The company drafted and submitted a QUAD chart based on FTIR and was advanced through the White Paper phase.
More recently we responded to a U.S. Army RFQ for CWA stockpile monitoring and to a similar request from the U.S. Air Force. The latter RFQ confirmed that CWA detection is an ongoing requirement of the DOD agencies and validates our IRGAS-CWA as a viable Solution.