Bomb Detection

Explosives Trace Detection and Narcotics Trace Detection

Explosives (Bomb) trace detection technology is used at airports, ports, cargo facilities and at the access control points of critical infrastructure. The goal is to intercept, and to prevent access, by people who have handled explosives. Narcotics trace detection technology is used at the entrances to prisons, remand centres, pop concerts and nightclubs. The goal is to intercept and detain people who have handled narcotics and to identify either users or traffickers of illicit substances.

Both explosives (bomb) and narcotics trace detection is used in customs facilities. This meets the requirement to enhance homeland security as well to limit narcotics trafficking.

Our Detection Devices

The detection of narcotics is largely predicated on the same principles as that of trace explosives detection. Like explosives, some narcotics such as heroin, barely emit any vapour and can be detected by trace particulate collection. By contrast, methamphetamine has a very significant vapour pressure, and is detected readily by its vapour. The Bruker RoadRunneroffers both vapour-based and swab-based sampling. This enables the system to meet the requirement for detection despite the variation in vapour pressures of the respective narcotic.

Meets ECAC standard

In a context of increasing terrorist threats, the European Commission introduced relevant safety precautions in the field of civil aviation. The goal is to introduce a standardized security system in the airports of all EU Member States. The Bruker DE-tector is the first European-built explosives trace detection instrument to pass the demanding ECAC testing protocol which was established to set standards for the performance of security equipment across the forty four member nations of ECAC.

Increases flexibility

RoadRunner is a handheld, battery operated device for the detection of explosives and narcotics.

It is a dual-mode detector capable to accept vapor samples and swab samples as well, which increases flexibility. With a weight of 3,5 kg it is literally a “go anywhere” device.

A battery lifetime of 4 hours and the feature of hot-swap battery exchange further expand the usability. The use of a non-radioactive, high energy photon ionization source eases the life of the user since this ionization method does not belong to legislation related to radiation safety.
The incorporation of the patented CHIRP-IMS technology provides for the first time the sensitivity of bench-top trace detectors in a handheld design. An automatic internal calibration makes manual calibration and verification steps obsolete and eases the everyday use.

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Meets ECAC standard

DE-tector is a bench top drugs and explosives detection instrument with a non radioactive ionization source and a unique twin-tube design that measures for drugs and explosives at the same time.

The rugged and portable instrument is easy to use with a clear touchscreen. It has a smart sample inlet with an intuitive indication and an integrated printer.

DE-tector flex

The concept of access control for critical infrastructure is well understood. However, when such controls need to be applied to members of the public, then additional security measures are required.

For example, in airports and prisons, there is a requirement to screen the public to determine whether they have been in contact with explosives (airports) or narcotics (prisons). This is readily achieved by a trace detector, because these prohibited substances contaminate personal effects, even after washing.

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The Bruker DE-tector flex is a trace detection system that fulfils the requirements of these two typical applications perfectly. By swabbing an individual’s property with a non-scratch, disposable swab and inserting it into DE-tector flex, traces of these two classes of substance can be identified automatically; and within a matter of seconds.

The Bruker DE-tector flex employs industry-standard IMS (Ion Mobility Spectrometry) technology, but unlike most other instruments, it uses a non-radioactive source. Together with a low consumables burden, our new HEPI source reduces your through life costs by minimising your compliance requirements.

Connecting your Detectors with CBRNetTM

CBRNet™ is a networked system in which sensor instruments are digitally linked to your key decision makers and to professional CBRNe advisers. Decision makers will have access to a real time Recognised CBRNe Picture of your operation, showing the location of your sensors, the data they are collecting and the way they are performing, all supporting the ability to make quick, accurate decisions.

The data from CBRNe sensors is brought into SafeZone via the Internet, thus allowing you to access it wherever you need. At all stages it is fully protected so that it guarantees high confidence levels in measures of availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality and non- repudiation.

CBRNet™ enables the exchange of data between your operations rooms and deployed CBRNe sensors, using the dedicated information system, SafeZone. At the front-end, data collected by your instrument detectors passes over whatever tactical communications system you choose. The networking technology allows for the use of mobile telephony, terrestrial and satellite radios and can harness the power of Bluetooth and WiFi connections. These advanced communication technologies are provided by Cubic Mission Solutions, world leaders in the industry and widely used by NATO special forces and government agencies.

Central Monitoring, Advice & Global Incident Capability

CBRNe expert support is provided by CBRNet™ staff from our Headquarters in Leipzig, Germany, and Billerica, USA, world centres of scientific excellence. The CMAGIC™ operational facilities (OF) provide constant cover with access to scientific and technical advice, as well as training and fleet management expertise.

CBRNet™ utilises an open, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in order to ensure that you can, if you wish, easily interface its output to your existing command systems.

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