Post Blast Investigation
The application of Leica Geosystems 3D laser scanning technology to post blast investigations in both secure environments and combat zones (CZ) greatly improves the quality of forensic documentation and preservation of evidence while reducing the time-on-target (ToT) for personnel. The result is an overall reduction in risk to explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians and other forensic investigators, as well as an enhancement of the information collected. Additionally, laser scanning can also be used in an IED defeat role by both military and law enforcement EOD to provide a multi-dimensional visualization of an area or a device to support the decision making process of Counter-IED (C-IED) and Render Safe Procedure (RSP) assessments and operations.
- Video: 3D Laser Scanning of a Bus Bombing Post Blast Exercise at Raven's Challenge VII 2013
Leica Geosystems assisted with the training exercise known as Raven’s Challenge VII by demonstrating how 3D laser scanning technology can be used to capture every detail of a bus bombing scene quickly and accurately for continued analysis and evidence documentation
- Video: Users Conference Presentation by Dr. John DeHaan
Dr. John DeHaan has over 40 years’ experience in fire- and explosion-related forensic science. He has authored six editions of Kirk’s Fire Investigation which is the most widely used textbook in the field. Its companion text “Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction” (co-authored with David Icove and Gerald Haynes) features an extensive treatment of Leica ScanStation lasers and their value for fire scene investigation.
- Video: Metropolitan Police Department Case Study
Officer Grant Greenwalt of the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department describes how the ScanStation aided investigators as they determined how several firefighters were injured at a residential structure fire.