FirstDefender RMX

The FirstDefender RMX is a hand-held Raman spectrometer designed for onsite identification of unknown solids and liquids. The RMX can be used with the fixed probe, through an integrated vial mode, or mounted to select tactical robots via an integration kit.

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Availability: Commercially Available

Aaron Poynton, Ph.D
+1 978 657 5555
2 Radcliff Road
Tewksbury, MA 01876
USA
www.thermoscientific.com
Manufacturer
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Product Name
FirstDefender RMX
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives;
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method
Raman Spectroscopy (Raman);
Application
Emergency Response; Screening; Bulk Analysis; Forensics;
Product Model Number
FIRSTDEFENDERRMX
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The FirstDefender RMX is a hand-held Raman spectrometer designed for onsite identification of unknown solids and liquids. The RMX can be used with the fixed probe, through an integrated vial mode, or mounted to select tactical robots via an integration kit.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Hands-on experience, DoD
Dimensions
7.7. x 4.5 x 2.4 in (19.6 x 11.4 x 6.1 cm)
Weight
2 lbs (919 g)
Power Requirements
Removable and rechargeable lithium ion battery or 123a batteries (> 4 hour operation) DC Wall adapter, 12 V 1.25 A
Noise Produced
None
Transportability
Handheld
Durability
MIL-STD-810-G and IP67 rated
Operating Conditions
–20 to 40°C (-4 to 105°F)
Consumables
4 mL sample vials
Solvents/Reagents
None
Calibration Schedule
None
Suggested Routine Maintenance
No user-accessible internal components
Available Accessories
None
Data Analysis Support Equipment
mini SD card
Communications Interface
mini SD card, no direct connection to PC
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
Indefinite
Unit Cost
$56,800.00
Maintenance Cost
No routine maintenance required
Tested For Chemical Agents
Yes
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Tested For Explosives
Yes
Tested For Narcotics
Yes
Other Chemical Targets
Yes
Number of Library Entries
12000
Customize For New Targets
Yes; users can create custom searchable spectral libraries. Most organic chemicals are capable of producing a searchable Raman spectrum, with the exception of materials that fluoresce when exposed to 785 nm light.
Sample Introduction
Solid; Liquid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
Neat/mixtures; mg; g
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Fluorescent materials
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
< 1 minute
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
1 minute
Total Run Time
Sample dependent
Alarm Capability
Visual
Software Control
On-board software
Other Operational Parameters
785 nm laser adjustable 75 – 250 mW Raman Spectral Range: 250 – 2875 cm-1 Direct viewing of laser beam or reflected beam is hazardous to the eye. Operators should follow ANSI Z136.1 laser safety guidelines
Operator Skills Required
Non-technical background
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Yes
Reachback Service
Vendor reachback service available
Warranties
1 year standard, additional years available
ITAR Export Regulations
None
IATA Shipping Restrictions
IATA regulations on lithium ion batteries
Data File Type Format
Not Specified
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