US 9,807,979 B2
Explosive and narcotics detection dog training with vapour or aerosol air impregnation
Timothy Graham Foat, Salisbury (GB); Steven Walker, Salisbury (GB); Christopher Coffey, Salisbury (GB); and Matthew Brookes, Salisbury (GB)
Assigned to The Secretary of State for Defence, Salisbury, Wiltshire (GB)
Appl. No. 14/342,396
Filed by Timothy Graham Foat, Salisbury (GB); Steven Walker, Salisbury (GB); Christopher Coffey, Salisbury (GB); and Matthew Brookes, Salisbury (GB)
PCT Filed Aug. 30, 2012, PCT No. PCT/GB2012/000692
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Nov. 14, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/030525, PCT Pub. Date Mar. 7, 2013.
Claims priority of application No. 1115228.7 (GB), filed on Sep. 3, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2015/0056913 A1, Feb. 26, 2015
Int. Cl. A62C 5/02 (2006.01); A01K 15/02 (2006.01); G01N 33/00 (2006.01); B05B 7/04 (2006.01); B05B 7/08 (2006.01); A01G 25/02 (2006.01); B01J 19/00 (2006.01); A61L 9/12 (2006.01); F41H 11/132 (2011.01); F24F 7/04 (2006.01); G01N 1/02 (2006.01); G01N 1/28 (2006.01)
CPC A01K 15/02 (2013.01) [A01G 25/02 (2013.01); A61L 9/12 (2013.01); A61L 9/122 (2013.01); B01J 19/0046 (2013.01); B05B 7/04 (2013.01); B05B 7/0815 (2013.01); F24F 7/04 (2013.01); F41H 11/132 (2013.01); G01N 33/0006 (2013.01); G01N 33/0057 (2013.01); G01N 2001/022 (2013.01); G01N 2001/2893 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for the impregnation of air with the vapour or aerosol of a substance in a repeatable and controlled manner to enable the testing or training of means for detecting to evaluate and quantify the presence of the substance in an enclosed volume in a real environment, comprising arranging for an airflow from said enclosed volume in said real environment to pass over a predetermined volume or predetermined surface area of the substance supported within a conduit having an inlet and an outlet for passage of the airflow at a predetermined flow rate for a predetermined period of time thereby impregnating air of said airflow with said vapour or aerosol of said substance in a repeatable and controlled manner, and further arranging for delivery of said impregnated air to said means for detecting the substance, wherein said real environment is the environment found at a real situation, as opposed to a simulated environment which is a fake or mock environment that seeks to emulate the characteristics of said real environment.