Cobalt’s RESOLVE to be Featured at Int’l Defense & Security Events

Cobalt’s Resolve, a competitor in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is a ground-breaking new handheld system that identifies hazardous materials – including explosives and CWAs – through sealed opaque containers.

Cobalt Light Systems will be featuring Resolve at DSEI (Defense and Security Equipment International) in London and MSPO, Kielce in September 2017 with hand’s-on demonstrations at both locations.

Additionally, Cobalt is  presenting in the prestigious DSEI seminar program:

Dr Robert Stokes - Product Manager, Detection, Cobalt Light Systems
Dr Robert Stokes

“Handheld Raman for Through-Barrier Explosives, Narcotics and Hazardous Chemical Identification”

  • Speaker: Dr Robert Stokes – Product Manager, Detection, Cobalt Light Systems
  • Date: 14th September
  • Time: 10.30 AM

Resolve Handheld Through-Barrier Hazmat, Explosives and Narcotics ID, by Cobalt Light Systems

Cobalt’s Resolve™ is a ground-breaking new handheld chemical identification system that identifies hazardous materials – through sealed opaque containers, for applications in Hazmat incident management and response, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), illicit lab search, first responders, law enforcement, military search, and screening at ports and borders.

For the first time a handheld Raman system can identify unknown chemicals, explosives and contraband materials concealed by opaque containers and packaging, such as colored plastics, dark glass, paper, card, sacks and fabrics.

Existing handheld Raman systems work well with direct line-of-sight to the sample, but no other system can identify materials through opaque, colored packaging.

Resolve’s unique capability is powered by Cobalt’s proprietary spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS) technology. 

(Providing a revolutionary new capability in handheld detection, Cobalt’s Resolve™ enables rapid detection and identification of explosives, narcotics and hazardous materials through sealed, opaque containers. Courtesy of Cobalt Light Systems and Vimeo)

The system quickly identifies substances from comprehensive on-board spectral libraries including explosives, precursors, toxic industrial chemicals, chemical agents, narcotics, household chemicals and less commonly used chemicals.


Some of the applications include:

The ability to analyze unknown materials through containers means hazards stay contained.

With Resolve there is no requirement to open a container to take a sample, and this significantly improves safety and efficiency in most hazardous response operations.

The system was named as one of the top new products at Pittcon 2016 by Instrument Business Outlook and was a finalist in the 2016 R&D 100 Awards.

Cobalt Light System’s Resolve in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Resolve will be competing against the industries leading providers of CBRNE Detection Systems.


Good luck to Resolve on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

To learn more, go to Cobalt Light Systems, or the Resolve Handheld Through-Barrier Hazmat, Explosives & Narcotics ID Detector.