Explosives detection with hard-wired moths

Tony L. King, Frank M. Horine, Kevin C. Daly, Brian Smith

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


A prototype system that uses moths to detect explosives was designed, assembled, and tested. It compares the electromyographic signals of moths trained to respond or not respond to a target explosive vapor in order to determine whether or not explosive devices, such as bombs or landmines, are present. The device was designed to be portable by making it lightweight, battery-powered, and energy efficient. The prototype performed successfully during testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 20th IEEE Information and Measurement Technology Conference - Vail, CO, United States
Duration: May 20 2003May 22 2003


OtherProceedings of the 20th IEEE Information and Measurement Technology Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVail, CO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation


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