Chemical, Biological and Explosive Detection: Overview of Point and Standoff Sensing Technologies

Course Description

Learn about chemical, biological and explosive (CBE) detection and identification techniques that are commonly utilized for military and civil applications. Gain an overview of chemical, explosives and biological agents and features and phenomenology that may be interrogated by detection systems.

Course ID: DEF 8100P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

This course is restricted to US citizens who are industrial and/or government employees and complete the Access Eligibility Form.  Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661.  Attendees must fax the Access Eligibility Form to 404-407-8691.  Laptop computers will not be permitted in the classroom and storage will not be available.

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14199 Nov 5, 2014 Nov 7, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695
15225 Nov 18, 2015 Nov 20, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695
16090 Nov 16, 2016 Nov 18, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

Note: Coupon codes must be applied during checkout and cannot be redeemed after your checkout is complete. Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.

Who Should Attend

Engineers, scientists and technicians who want to learn chemical, biological and explosive detection

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn about remote and sampled detection, discrimination and identification techniques with design parameters and performance models.
  • Gain an understanding of a sampling of specific technology applications for chemical point, chemical standoff, explosives point, explosives standoff, biological point and biological standoff sensing.


  • Definitions
  • Overview of chemical agents (including CWAs, tics, explosives, narcotics and emerging threats)
  • Chemical point detection (survey of technologies and systems)
  • Chemical standoff detection (survey of technologies and systems)
  • Overview of biological agents
  • Biological Point Detection technologies and systems
  • Biological Standoff Detection technologies and systems
  • Chemical Detection & Identification algorithms
  • Biological Detection & Identification algorithms
  • Advanced algorithms

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: James Teague, Ph.D.