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System and method for identifying, reporting, and evaluating presence of substance

United States Patent

February 14, 2012
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A system and method for identifying, reporting, and evaluating a presence of a solid, liquid, gas, or other substance of interest, particularly a dangerous, hazardous, or otherwise threatening chemical, biological, or radioactive substance. The system comprises one or more substantially automated, location self-aware remote sensing units; a control unit; and one or more data processing and storage servers. Data is collected by the remote sensing units and transmitted to the control unit; the control unit generates and uploads a report incorporating the data to the servers; and thereafter the report is available for review by a hierarchy of responsive and evaluative authorities via a wide area network. The evaluative authorities include a group of relevant experts who may be widely or even globally distributed.
Smith; Maurice (Kansas City, MO), Lusby; Michael (Kansas City, MO), Van Hook; Arthur (Lotawana, MO), Cook; Charles J. (Raytown, MO), Wenski; Edward G. (Lenexa, KS), Solyom; David (Overland Park, KS)
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
10/ 672,212
September 26, 2003
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM The present invention was developed with support from the U.S. government under Contract No. DE-AC04-01AL66850 with the U.S. Department of Energy. Accordingly, the U.S. government has certain rights in the present invention.