Coded Aperture Spectroscopy

Centice’s Technology

What is coded aperture spectroscopy?


Spectroscopy has been around for years and historically scientists used this technology to understand the chemical structure of materials.  Coded apertures are grids, gratings or other patterns of materials opaque to various wavelengths of light.  Coded apertures are used in x-rays because their high energies pass through normal lenses and mirrors.  So by combining the two scientific measurement techniques, one is able to view the chemical structure of materials, such as narcotics, through lenses.


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How does Centice leverage this technology to aid law enforcement?


Centice is dedicated to identifying solutions that can benefit from coded aperture spectroscopy.


To support narcotics and controlled prescription drug (CPD) identification, Centice leveraged its patented coded aperture Raman spectroscopy technology to develop the Mobile Field Lab-3000.  This portable device provides first responders such as law enforcement, border patrol and the military with a presumptive drug test that shows the chemical structure of a confiscated substance and establishes probable cause.  In addition, the MFL-3000 helps reduce the burden on overtaxed crime laboratories, by screening out and prioritizing evidence before additional testing is done in the forensic laboratory.


Further applications of this technology include: