ObserveR

ObserveR™ is a medium range stand-off Raman system designed to keep users at safer distances during the identification of explosives, chemicals, toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) and toxic industrial materials (TIMs).

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Manufacturer
SciAps, Inc.
Product Name
ObserveR
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method
Raman Spectroscopy;
Application
Emergency Response; Screening; Bulk Analysis;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
ObserveR™ is a medium range stand-off Raman system designed to keep users at safer distances during the identification of explosives, chemicals, toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) and toxic industrial materials (TIMs).
Availability
DISCONTINUED
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
6.7 x 3.5 x 3.1 in (171 x 89 x 79 mm)
Weight
<5 lbs.; 2.3 kg
Power Requirements
AC/DC Line Power; Lithium Battery; Rechargeable USB/external power supply (12 hours normal use, 4 hours continuous use)
Transportability
Handheld
Ruggedness
Extreme Temperatures/Humidity; Not militarized, drop sensitive
Operating Conditions
-20 to 40°C (-4 to 105°F)
Consumables
<$1,000/year
Calibration Schedule
Internal
Data Analysis Support Equipment
PC, software
Communications Interface
USB connector for PC control
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$15,000.00
Other Chemical Targets
Raman-active chemicals
Adaptability
Yes; users can add new targets in the field and 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
Liquid; Solid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
Bulk; mg; g
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Successful identification of an unknown is dependent on the presence of the corresponding reference spectrum in the library. Analysis of mixtures can produce erroneous search results unless the library contains a reference spectrum of the mixture itself. Fluorescence, either from the unknown, or a component or interferent in the unknown, can produce intense interference. Fluorescence is up to 106 more intense than the Raman effect that produces a searchable spectrum. The technique is sensitive to ambient infrared radiation. Best results are obtained when the sample is shielded from light during acquisition.
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
30 seconds
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
Continuous (<30 seconds); 20 seconds
Total Run Time
< 1 minute
Alarm Capability
No
Software Control
on-board, PC
Other Operational Parameters
Laser range finder Auto-focus feature, Raman signal optimization 120 mW, 785 nm laser, 20 cm-1 resolution, Spectral range: 300 – 2000 cm-1; Direct viewing of laser beam or reflected beam is hazardous to the eye. Operators should follow ANSI Z136.1 laser safety guidelines
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Yes
Warranties
1 year
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Yes; Lithium ion battery
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