http://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/russia_new_b10m2-s_armoured_bulldozer_uralvagonzavod_11507172.htmlThe Russian Defense Company Uralvagonzavod Corporation (UVZ) of Rostec State Corporation presented a unique armored bulldozer B10M2-S produced by the ChTZ-URALTEK enterprise. The vehicle was created in the framework of production diversification program which is to increase the share of civilian output, the UVZ press service said.
"The B10M2-S bulldozer is an excellent example of dual technologies. It is armored and can be used in hot spots and in peacetime. The vehicle can engage in a wide range of bulldozing and moldering operations at I-IV-grade ground, including frozen and rock soil. It can engage in engineering operations, clear rubbles, erect protection constructions, restore damaged buildings and thus normalize the situation and promote transfer to peaceful life. The armor does not reduce its productivity and operational characteristics," it said.
In contrast to foreign analogues the hood of B10M2-S is bullet and fragmentation-proof which allows the vehicle to operate in hostility areas. Special protection also defends the internal equipment of the vehicle cab from bullets fired from 7.62mm SVD sniper rifle. Armored engine elements protect machinery and equipment from AKM 7.62mm bullets.
Upon customer request the level of bulldozer protection can be increased, the vehicle cab and hood cap can be changed, additional protection installed on several units, and suspension (shock-absorber) of the cab enhanced. Armor can be mounted on the tractor in the place of operation.
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/New_laser_sensor_could_detect_explosives_dangerous_gases_more_quickly_999.htmlScientists have developed a new laser-based spectroscopic method for identifying potentially dangerous gasses. The method, which relies on the combination of two spectroscopic techniques, could be used to more quickly and accurately identify explosives and other dangerous substances.
The first technique, called multi-dimensional coherent spectroscopy, relies on short laser pulses. When bounced through a mixture of gases, scientists can measure which wavelengths are absorbed and use their observations to identify the gas molecules.
"If you have light going through the gas, and, for example, you use a prism to separate white light into colored light, in the rainbow spectrum you'd see there'd be black stripes," Steven Cundiff, a physics professor at the University of Michigan, said in a news release. "Where the black stripes are almost gives you a barcode that tells you what kind of molecule is in the sample."
Similar methods have previously been used to identify single gas samples, but a more complex method was needed to analyze gas mixtures. Until now, scientists have had to rely on supercomputers to reference catalogues of molecular data when analyzing gas mixtures.
"It's like trying to look at three people's fingerprints on top of each other. This is a stumbling block for using these methods in a real-world situation," Cundiff said. "Our method takes about 15 minutes to a few hours using traditional approaches to MDCS."
Scientists accelerated the processing time by marrying MDCS with another method called dual comb spectroscopy. Frequency combs produce a spectrum of sharp, equally spaced frequency lines. The lines work like a ruler and are used to measure the optical frequencies of atoms and molecules. A pair of combs can be combined to efficiently analyze the spectral qualities of a collection of molecules.
"This approach could allow the method of multidimensional coherent spectroscopy to escape the lab and be used for practical applications such as detecting explosives or monitoring atmospheric constituents," Cundiff said.
Cundiff and his Michigan colleague, Bachana Lomsadze, used their newly developed method to analyze a sample of rubidium atoms featuring a mix of atomic isotopes. The spectral difference between the two isotopes are too subtle to be measured using MDCS alone. But when researchers combine MDCS with a pair of frequency combs, they were able to accurately identify the different spectral lines produced but the two isotopes.
Cundiff, Lomsadze and their fellow researchers detailed their work in a new paper, published this week in the journal Science. The scientists plan to add a third laser in subsequent tests to further speed up the identification process.
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