Organization: Cobalt Light Systems Ltd.
Year: 2016

Resolve provides a groundbreaking new detection and chemical identification capability for applications in Hazmat response, explosive ordnance disposal, illicit lab search, law enforcement, and screening at ports and borders. The step change in technology is the ability to identify materials concealed by colored and opaque barriers, containers and packaging. Resolve uses Cobalt’s proprietary spatially offset Raman spectroscopy technology to positively identify materials through a wide range of non-metallic barriers and packaging, such as colored plastics, glass, paper, card, wrapping, sacks and fabrics. The system quickly identifies substances from comprehensive on-board spectral libraries including explosives, explosive precursors, toxic industrial chemicals, chemical warfare agents, narcotics, household chemicals and less commonly used chemicals.