Staff trace the airflow of particles in a New York City subway station.

Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction Systems

Advanced technologies and integrated systems provide the foundation to prevent, detect, and mitigate the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) against the homeland and global military operations. To improve U.S. defenses against these threats, we conduct high-fidelity experiments to improve our understanding of current and emerging chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats; apply modeling and simulation to determine advanced capability requirements; and assess end-to-end system performance to validate operation in real-world environments, like densely populated urban areas. Our expertise in systems analysis and established relationships with homeland protection and military stakeholders ensure our solutions meet user needs. Rapid, iterative prototyping and system integration shorten the time it takes to field systems. In addition, our multidisciplinary team's deep technical expertise guides the government's investment in future R&D to counter the continually evolving WMD threat landscape.

Featured Projects

PPE on blue cloth
The application helps users to plan pandemic response by estimating state and regional personal protective equipment (PPE) demand.
The Tagging Rapid Assessment Toolkit was used in New York City to automate the collection of biological samples in a field exercise.
bio-chem defense
This toolkit uses near-field communications tags to help researchers track biological samples and equipment during large, field-testing events.

Advancing Our Research

Featured Publications

A data-stream classification system for investigating terrorist threats

May 12
Proc. SPIE 9851, Next-Generation Analyst IV, 98510L (May 12, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2224104.

Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR): achieving Next Generation Surveillance and Weather Radar Capability

Sep 1
J. Air Traffic Control, Vol. 55, No. 3, Fall 2013, pp. 40-7.

Measurement of aerosol-particle trajectories using a structured laser beam

Jun 1
Appl. Opt., Vol. 46, No. 16, 1 June 2007, pp. 3150-3155.