TruDefender FT

TruDefender FT is a hand-held FTIR system designed to identify unknown chemicals directly in the hot zone. TruDefender™ FT weighs less than 3 lbs. and is rugged enough to withstand field use.

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Dan Davis
Product Manager
daniel.davis2@thermofisher.com
978-513-9717
2 Radcliff Road
Tewksbury, MA 01876
USA
www.thermoscientific.com
Manufacturer
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Product Name
TruDefender FT
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method
Mid-infrared Spectroscopy;
Application
Emergency Response; Bulk Analysis; Forensics;
Product Model Number
TRUDEFENDERFTCHEM
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
TruDefender FT is a hand-held FTIR system designed to identify unknown chemicals directly in the hot zone. TruDefender™ FT weighs less than 3 lbs. and is rugged enough to withstand field use.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Positive user feedback, Market leader; hands-on experience, DoD
Dimensions
7.7 × 4.4 × 2.1 in (19.6 x 11.2 x 5.4 cm)
Weight
<5 Lbs.; 3.12 Lbs. (1.41 kg)
Power Requirements
Lithium Battery; AC/DC Line Power; Rechargeable lithium ion battery or standard AC power (> 4 hours)
Transportability
Handheld
Ruggedness
Waterproof/Resistant; Dust; Extreme Temperatures/Humidity; Vibration/Shock; Independently tested for MIL-STD-810G and IP67 certification
Operating Conditions
-20 to 50°C (-4 to 122°F)
Consumables
None
Calibration Schedule
None required. Recommend analyzing known reference prior to samples.
Suggested Routine Maintenance
No user-accessible internal components
Available Accessories
Sample crusher for solids
Communications Interface
SD card, no direct connection to PC
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$54,000.00
Maintenance Cost
Minimal
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
All IR active organic compounds
Number of Library Entries
> 12,000
Adaptability
Yes; user can add new targets in the field and create custom searchable libraries
Sample Introduction
Solid; Liquid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
~10%; Bulk; mg; g; %
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
None - complex/multi-component mixtures can be difficult to deconvolute
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; Seconds to minutes, sample dependent
Total Run Time
< 2 minutes
Software Control
On-board only
Other Operational Parameters
Spectral Range: 4,000 cm-1 to 650 cm-1 -Spectral Resolution: 4 cm-1
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Operator’s manuals
Reachback Service
Yes
Warranties
1 to 5 year warranty, depending on purchase
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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