MCAD

The MCAD detects chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals within a 5 kilometer radius, giving operators true standoff capability. The detector unit is low power, untraceable at a distance, and eye safe. Designed to aid military and civilian first responders in locating, identifying and warning of chemical-agent threats, the systems can be installed at fixed sites or adapted for vehicular use. Standoff detection provides the soldier and civilian first responder with an important capability, recognizing there has been a potential chemical agent release in time to take responsive action to protect themselves and others. Successful testing on land, air, and seaborne platforms is a testimony to its ruggedness and well established technology.

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Keith Uithoven
+1 410 471 6513
7055 Troy Hill Drive
Elkridge, MD 21075 USA
www.northropgrumman.com
Manufacturer
Northrop Grumman Corporation LLC
Product Name
MCAD
Detection Category
Chemical
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method
Mid-infrared Spectroscopy;
Application
Gas Analysis; Emergency Response;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The MCAD detects chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals within a 5 kilometer radius, giving operators true standoff capability. The detector unit is low power, untraceable at a distance, and eye safe. Designed to aid military and civilian first responders in locating, identifying and warning of chemical-agent threats, the systems can be installed at fixed sites or adapted for vehicular use. Standoff detection provides the soldier and civilian first responder with an important capability, recognizing there has been a potential chemical agent release in time to take responsive action to protect themselves and others. Successful testing on land, air, and seaborne platforms is a testimony to its ruggedness and well established technology.
Availability
DISCONTINUED
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
22.25 x 13.94 x 7.72 in (566 x 355 x 197 mm)
Weight
>50 lbs.; Sensor: 32 lbs (14.5 kg); Scanner: 44 lbs (20 kg); System Electronics: 20 lbs (9.1 kg)
Power Requirements
AC/DC Line Power; 10 to 32 V DC; 110 to 220 V AC
Transportability
Mounted
Operating Conditions
–32 to 49°C
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Designed for 24/7 use. Requires annual replacement of the IR source.
Data Analysis Support Equipment
Laptop, tripod, scanner and sensor head
Communications Interface
RS-232 cable
Unit Cost
$350,000.00
Maintenance Cost
$40,000 to replace the source and refurbish the system
Tested For Chemical Agents
Yes
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Adaptability
Yes; manufacturer can add new targets to detector
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ppb
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
Up to a minute
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
Continuous (<30 seconds); A few seconds
Alarm Capability
Audible and visual
Software Control
Embedded software
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Operator’s manual and a maintenance manual
Warranties
1 yr
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