ACADA—Automatic Chemical Agent Detection and Alarm System

A man-portable point detection system used to detect all classic nerve and blister agents as well as other chemical warfare agent (CWA) vapors. It is designed to operate in a shipboard environment and to detect agents at low concentrations in real-time while ignoring the presence of common vapor interferents. Military spec equivalent to Smiths Detection GID-3.

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Michael Burrows
michael.burrow@smiths-detection.com
+1 410 612 2625
2202 Lakeside Boulevard
Edgewood, MD 21040
USA
www.smithsdetection.com
Manufacturer
Smiths Detection, Inc.
Product Name
ACADA—Automatic Chemical Agent Detection and Alarm System
Detection Category
Chemical;
Detection Principle
Spectrometry;
Detection Method
Ion Mobility Spectrometry;
Application
Emergency Response; Gas Analysis;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
A man-portable point detection system used to detect all classic nerve and blister agents as well as other chemical warfare agent (CWA) vapors. It is designed to operate in a shipboard environment and to detect agents at low concentrations in real-time while ignoring the presence of common vapor interferents. Military spec equivalent to Smiths Detection GID-3.
Availability
DISCONTINUED
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 –TRL 9, immediately available
3 – TRL 9 1-2 months delivery after order
2 – TRL 7-8
1 – <TRL 7
Dimensions
6 x 6 x 15 in (153 x 153 x 381 mm)
Weight
<30 lbs.; 26 lbs (11.8 kg)
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – <1 lb
3 – <5 Lbs.
2 – <30 Lbs.
1 – >30 Lbs.
Power Requirements
Lithium Battery; NiMH Battery; Lithium sulfur-dioxide military battery and optional NiCd battery for mobile use, AC for fixed use
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – None
3 – Battery or Line Power
2 – Standard Line Power
1 – Non-Standard Line Power
Transportability
Person-Portable
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – Handheld
3 – Person-Portable
2 – Mounted
1 – Benchtop/Fixed
Ruggedness
Extreme Temperatures/Humidity; Dust; Vibration/Shock; It is designed specifically for use in vehicles and by dismounted troops. Military/battlefield conditions. Shock, vibration, EMP, and EMC tested. Resistant to false alarms, driving rain, dust, and sand.
Operating Conditions
–30 to 50°C ( -22 to 122°F)
Consumables
<$1,000/year; Sieve packs and batteries
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – No consumables or routine maintenance
3 – Minor consumables (< $1,000/year) and user maintenance
2 – Major consumables (> $1,000/year) and annual vendor provided maintenance
1 – Frequent Service/Manufacturer maintenance required
Calibration Schedule
Recommended monthly
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Change sieve pack or return to factory when performance decreases.
Available Accessories
Sieve (air filter) pack
Communications Interface
RS-232
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$18,255.00
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 - <$500
3 – <$10,000 per unit
2 – <$50,000 per unit
1 – >$50,000 per unit
Maintenance Cost
Dependent on operating environment. Sieve pack air filters, batteries, and damage.
Tested For Chemical Agents
Yes
Adaptability
Yes
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ppm
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – Detects trace (<µg/ppm)
3 – Detects less than 1% in mixture
2 – Detects < ~10% in mixture
1 – Detects at > 10%
False Positive Rates
Rejects most,—1 to 3% false alarm rate in shipboard environment
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – <1% False Positive and Negative Rate, no known Interferences
3 – <5% False Positive and Negative Rate, <5 known Interferences
2 – <10% False Positive and Negative Rate, <5 known Interferences
1 – >10% False Positive and Negative Rate, >5 known Interferences
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
< 5 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
Continuous (<30 seconds); Typically less than 3 seconds
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – Continuous/<60 Seconds
3 – <5 minute
2 – <15 minute
1 – > 15 minutes
Alarm Capability
Audible and Visual
Software Control
Yes
Other Operational Parameters
Can be setup to monitor ventilation lines
Training Required
<1 week training
Training Available
Training documentation, operation and maintenance manuals, and NATO codification of spare parts support the ACADA
Manuals Available
Operator’s manual
Warranties
1 year parts and labor
ITAR/EAR Export Regulations
Yes; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency regulations due to 63Nickel source
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Yes; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency regulations due to 63Nickel source.
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – Unregulated
3 – Ground and Cargo Air Only
2 – Ground Only
1 – IATA/DOT Certification Required/Hazardous Materials
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