Portable Hand-held Explosives Trace Detector
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The Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 is a hand-held explosives detector that rapidly detects and identifies trace amounts of a wide variety of military, commercial, and homemade explosives (HMEs). Its innovative design provides operational advantages that make it highly effective in real world detection situations— advantages proven time and again in customer evaluations. The QS-H150 employs a patented heated vortex collector for the simultaneous
detection of explosives particulates and vapors, with or without contact and in real-time. It also includes a patented non-radioactive ionization source and a low maintenance, contamination resistant design.
Accurate and Efficient
Using the same Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) analysis technology as bench top explosives trace detectors, the QS-H150 is portable, easy to use, and offers the choice of collecting samples directly from a surface or using sample traps. The Quantum Sniffer performs real-time detection, alarming and stopping the sampling process as soon as a threat is identified in order to limit equipment contamination and enable ultra-fast clear-down. The presence of a threat is indicated by both visible and audible alarms, with the substance identification displayed on the integrated LCD screen. Optionally, and at any time, a monitor and keyboard may be connected for convenient access to spectrogram display and analysis tools, administrative tools, and diagnostics. Automatic and continuous self-calibration prevents errors that could result from forgetting to calibrate. The QS-H150 monitors its environment, senses changes that would affect its analysis, and re-calibrates accordingly. No user intervention, no calibration consumables, no system down-time.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Operation and maintenance expenses are extremely low with the QS-H150. Consumables costs are greatly minimized; no dopants are used, no calibration or verification onsumables are required. Routine maintenance consists only of care and cleaning using common supplies, and desiccant replacement as required. There is no radioactive material used in the QS-H150, so there are no associated certifications, licenses, inspections, or end-of-life disposal issues.
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Aviation and Transportation Security
As seen in many recent tragic events, airlines, airports and other modes of public transportation are high-threat targets for terrorism. Aviation and transportation security is crucial to the safety and well-being of people throughout the world. Bombs and explosives have been known to be smuggled on aircrafts or other transportation vehicles in hold and carry-on baggage, cargo, as well as, hidden in various supplies. Each of these means of attack can be well protected by a security system that incorporates trace detection technology.
High Threat Facilities and Infrastructure
High profile facilities such as embassies, government offices, nuclear power plants, landmarks and business headquarters are high-threat targets for terrorism. Using trace detection technology to screen people, objects and vehicles entering these buildings and municipalities provides a way of preventing and deterring such terrorist acts. Trace detection provides security officials a means for determining if a particular person, object or vehicle needs to be screened further. This screening process helps to keep the building security from interfering with the day to day business, while at the same time providing a level of confidence and comfort to the men and women who work at these facilities.
As seen in recent news, many military ports, installations ships and aircrafts are high threat targets for terrorist attacks. Using trace detection technology to screen people, objects or vehicles before boarding a ship, aircraft or entering a military installation is an efficient and effective means of preventing and deterring such terrorist attacks.
Customs and Borders Protection
Authorities are overwhelmed by the quantities of drugs, explosives and other suspicious materials being smuggled in, out and through their countries. Trace detection technology provides quick identification of these types of substances allowing inspection points to maintain an efficient operation, while at the same time, providing a high level of security to the general public.
Mail and Cargo
Delivery companies are faced with the challenge of implementing a process to inspect the massive quantity of packages, mail and cargo that are sent through their systems each day. Using non-contact trace detection technology is an extemely effecient and effective way of quickly identifying and isolating items that contain explosive materials without significantly delaying the day-to-day operations.
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Military, Commercial and Homemade Explosives (HME's) including:
- Ammonium Nitrate
- Black Powder
- Detonating Cord
- Smokeless Powder
- Trinitrotoluene (TNT)
- Urea Nitrate
- Many Others
The Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 employs a patented vortex collector for the simultaneous detection of explosives particulates and vapors with or without physical contact and in real-time. Extremely sensitive, the advanced Quantum Sniffer can detect parts-per-billion (ppb) levels of explosives vapor and nanogram quantities of explosives particulates for most threat substances.
Accurate and Efficient
The QS-H150 has automatic internal calibration that monitors the environment, senses changes that would affect its accuracy, and re-calibrates accordingly. No user intervention, no calibration consumables, no system down-time.
For detection, the sample is collected by the vortex, ionized photonically, and analyzed via ion mobility spectrometry (IMS). The presence of a threat is indicated by a visible and audible alarm, and the substance is identified and displayed on the integrated LCD screen. Optionally, and at any time, a monitor and keyboard may be connected for convenient access to spectrogram display and analysis tools, administrative tools, and diagnostics.
When detecting a threat substance, the QS-H150 rapidly alarms. This real-time detection limits equipment contamination and allows for ultra-fast clear-down.
- Photonic (non-radioactive) ionization
- Patented non-contact vortex collector sample acquisition
- Automatic internal calibration
- No calibration or verification traps
- Simultaneous vapor and particulate detection
- Threat and taggant identification
The Quantum Sniffer boasts a vast array of features and benefits:
- Lower total costs of ownership
- Very low false positive rate
- Full range of detectable substances
- User-expandable threat library
- Fast analysis
- Fast clear-down
- Minimal maintenance requirements