FirstDefender RM

FirstDefender® RM is an upgraded version of the FirstDefender. The FirstDefender RM is a hand-held Raman spectrometer designed for onsite identification of unknown solids and liquids. The RM model has the following advantages: faster analysis time, smaller and lighter package, and better mixture analysis.

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Dan Davis
Product Manager
daniel.davis2@thermofisher.com
978-513-9717
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Tewksbury, MA 01876
USA
www.thermoscientific.com
Manufacturer
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Product Name
FirstDefender RM
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives;
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method
Raman Spectroscopy;
Application
Emergency Response; Screening; Bulk Analysis; Forensics;
Product Model Number
FIRSTDEFENDERRM
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
FirstDefender® RM is an upgraded version of the FirstDefender. The FirstDefender RM is a hand-held Raman spectrometer designed for onsite identification of unknown solids and liquids. The RM model has the following advantages: faster analysis time, smaller and lighter package, and better mixture analysis.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Market Entry Date
~2010
User Feedback Sources
Positive user feedback, Market leader; hands-on experience, DoD
T&E Reports and Standards
Reports: FirstDefender_Eval_013111_final_MNS_1_208.pdf<; FirstDefender_Eval_013111_final_MNS_1_208.pdf<; FirstDefender_Eval_013111_final_MNS_1_208.pdf<; FirstDefender_Eval_013111_final_MNS_1_208.pdf<; FirstDefender_Eval_013111_final_MNS_1_208.pdf<;
Dimensions
7.6 x 4.2 x 1.75 in (19.3 x 10.7 x 4.4 cm)
Weight
<5 Lbs.; 1.8 Lbs. (800 g)
Power Requirements
Lithium Battery; Rechargeable internal lithium ion battery SureFire disposable batteries (4 hours operation)
Noise Produced
None
Transportability
Handheld
Ruggedness
Extreme Temperatures/Humidity; Waterproof/Resistant; Dust; Vibration/Shock; Independently tested for MIL-STD-810G and IP67 certification
Operating Conditions
–20 to 50°C (-4 to 122°F)
Consumables
<$1,000/year; 4 mL vials
Calibration Schedule
None required. Recommend analyzing known reference prior to samples.
Suggested Routine Maintenance
No user-accessible internal components
Data Analysis Support Equipment
Software
Communications Interface
Mini SD card, no direct connection to PC
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$53,500.00
Maintenance Cost
None
Tested For Chemical Agents
Yes, GA, GB, GD, HD, HNs, VX, RVX, others
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Tested For Explosives
Yes
Tested For Narcotics
Yes, Fentanyls, Opiates, others
Other Chemical Targets
Yes
Number of Library Entries
12,000+
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
Solid; Liquid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
~10%; Bulk; mg; g; %
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Fluorescence
False Positive Rates
<1% False Positive Rate
False Negative Rates
<1% False Negative Rate
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
<2 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
<5 minutes
Total Run Time
<5 Minutes; 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. 7 to 10.5cm-1 (FWHM) resolution across range. Working distance of ~16 mm without nose cone; ?5mm with nose cone.
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Yes
Reachback Service
Vendor reachback service available
Warranties
1 year standard, additional years available
ITAR/EAR Export Regulations
This device is subject to export controls including those of the Export Administration Regulations of the U.S. Department of Commerce, which may restrict or require licenses for the export of product from the United States and their re-export to and from other countries.
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Yes; Lithium ion battery restrictions
Data File Type Format
SPC, LRD
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