Reactive Materials Testing & Detection
Undetected explosives and reactive materials pose a threat to the security and safety of our transportation systems, public spaces, military personnel, and critical assets.
ARA provides analytically-defensible studies on time and budget to inform decisions that improve resource allocation, unity of effort, and operational effectiveness, leveraging our expertise in data analytics, data visualization, modeling and simulation, and decision support to make our world a safer place and provide vital information to key decision makers when they need it.
In the area of explosives and equipment characterization, we perform synthesis and data collection on explosive threat materials.
- Specialization in homemade explosives (HME) generally considered too sensitive to work with on a bulk scale
- Remotely monitored and controlled synthesis equipment provides enhanced safety capabilities
- HMED facility houses explosives detection equipment for data collection
- Informs programming of baggage scanners, bottle scanners, body imagers, and explosive trace detectors