Anti-chemical bond

UK terahertz technology specialist TeraView will play a key role in US government-backed plans for a new anti-chemical warfare system.


UK terahertz technology specialist TeraView will play a key role in US government-backed plans for a new anti-chemical warfare system.


Cambridge-based TeraView said it will supply its continuous wave (CW) terahertz detection platform to a chemical agent detection system being developed by US engineering giant Goodrich.



The Goodrich system is a high-resolution spectrometer designed to identify chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals.


It is being developed with support from the US Department of Homeland Security for potential use in government and public buildings, and on the battlefield.



TeraView’s CW platform uses the terahertz spectrum to non-invasively provide 3D structural and chemical information on substances. TeraView will also provide CW photomixers (lasers that generate terahertz radiation) for the general US security market under the terms of its deal with Goodrich.