Dog Explosive Detection Training Aid System
Dog Training Aid - Explosive Detection
The Microsphere Heater System is a purpose built tool to assist in the training of canines on the detection of many explosives including peroxide based explosives Triacetone Triperoxide (TATP) and Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine (HMTD). TATP and HMTD have a high shock sensitivity which makes handling of these energetic materials extremely dangerous. They also have a very short shelf life which makes long term storage difficult. The University of Rhode Island, with funding from the Department of Homeland Security, has developed safe scent materials that come in the form of “Microspheres”.
To create the TATP or HMTD scent, the Microspheres are heated using the Microsphere Heater which releases the explosive material from the microspheres onto an inert filter for safe training and transport. Current research at the University of Rhode Island is extending these capabilities to other hazardous explosives to improve shelf life and overall safety in handling and transport of explosive materials used for training.
Explosive Detection Canines Features
- SAFESCENT TECHNOLOGY
- Safe-To-Handle Microspheres allow for training against evolving threats
- RUGGED AND PORTABLE
- Safe for Transport of Volatile Substances
- RELIABLE TESTING
- User friendly interface activates long-lasting Microspheres for reliable test results
Who it's for?
- First Responders
- Dog Trainers or Handlers
- Explosive K9 Teams
- EOD Teams
- Manufacturers of Trace Explosive Systems
Explosive Detection Dog Training System Specifications
|Technology||Microsphere Encapsulated “Safe-Scent” Techology|
|System||Microsphere Heater, Test Vials with Microspheres|
|Weight||197g (6.94oz or .43lbs)|
|Battery||Internal Rechargeable Lithium Ion|
|Explosives Types||TATP and HMTD|
Wall Charger, Quick-Start Guide, Loading Vials, Aluminum Wool
HOW DOES THE MICROSPHERE HEATER SYSTEM WORK?
To create the TATP or HMTD scent, the Microspheres are heated using the Microsphere Heater which releases the explosive material from the Microspheres onto an inert filter for safe training and transport.
The Microspheres are inserted into a glass vial and a plug of aluminum wool is inserted above. This vial is then inserted into the Heater. With simple 1-touch operation the Heater begins heating to a precise temperature profile in order to melt the polymer of the Microspheres and release the TATP, or other explosive, into vapor form. This vapor then collects and crystallizes onto the aluminum wool. After only a minute the heating is complete and the aluminum wool containing the pure explosive can be removed and used for dog scent training or trace explosive detection.