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RaIDer-X, a new explosive detection device unvieled in National Workshop on Explosive Detection (NWED-2020) held in Pune, Maharashtra

RaIDer-X(Rapid Identification Detector), is a new explosive detection device with a capability to detect explosives from a stand-off distance was unveiled during the National Workshop on Explosive Detection (NWED-2020) . It is co-developed by High Energy Materials Research Laboratory(HEMRL) Pune and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Karnataka.

  • To expand its capability to detect a number of explosives in pure form as well as with the contaminants, A data library can be built in its system.
  • Bulk explosive in concealed condition can also be detected by the device.
  • Technique used – The device is capable of detecting concealed explosives using Raman Spectroscopy-based technique UMARS (Universal Multiple Angle Raman Spectroscopy) from a stand-off distance.

About the National Workshop on Explosive Detection (NWED-2020):

National Workshop on Explosive Detection (NWED-2020) was held in Pune, Maharashtra which was inaugurated by Secretary, Department of Defence Research &Development and Chairman Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) Dr G Satheesh Reddy. The two-day workshop has been organised by HEMRL (High Energy Materials Research Laboratory) in Pune, on its diamond jubilee celebration. The aim of the workshop is the further development of explosive detection devices and keeps abreast on the recent development and advancements in the field of explosive detection.

Participants: A total of 250 delegates from different DRDO laboratories, Army, CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force), CISF (Central Industrial Security Force), State Police, academic Institutes, industries and other security agencies are attending the workshop.

About HEMRL Pune
HEMRL Pune is a premier laboratory of DRDO. Its main function is the research and development of technologies and products in the area of High Energy Materials and Explosive materials.
Director– KPS Murthy

About IISc
Establishment– 1909
Director– Anurag Kumar