Sandia National Laboratories' Rapidly Deployable Chemical Detection System Tested At Mcafee Stadium
Published: Aug 16, 2006
Baseball fans cheering on their beloved Oakland A's in a recent homestand may have been happy about the team's play, but the best news for those visitors to McAfee Stadium didn't take place on the field and couldn't be noticed by even the most observant spectators. Through late June and early July, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore - roughly 30 minutes east of the A's home of McAfee Stadium - tested the Rapidly Deployable Chemical Detection System (RDCDS) during a series of games. The system, which can be packaged and deployed within 24 hours locally, has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security and is designed to provide swift yet effective protection at high-profile events.