Aerosol Vapor Chemical Agent Detector (AVCAD)

Aerosol threat detection using a handheld mass spec with a single sample inlet.

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+1 410 612 2625
2202 Lakeside Boulevard
Edgewood, MD 21040
USA
www.smithsdetection.com
Manufacturer
Smiths Detection, Inc.
Product Name
Aerosol Vapor Chemical Agent Detector (AVCAD)
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives;
Detection Principle
Spectrometry;
Detection Method
Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry;
Application
Emergency Response;Screening;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
Aerosol threat detection using a handheld mass spec with a single sample inlet.
Availability
In Development
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
8
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 –TRL 9, immediately available
3 – TRL 9 1-2 months delivery after order
2 – TRL 7-8
1 – <TRL 7
Market Entry Date
2019
Weight
<30 lbs.
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – <1 lb
3 – <5 Lbs.
2 – <30 Lbs.
1 – >30 Lbs.
Transportability
Handheld
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – Handheld
3 – Person-Portable
2 – Mounted
1 – Benchtop/Fixed
Solvents/Reagents
None
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
>5 years
Tested For Chemical Agents
Yes
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
NTA
Tested For Explosives
Amenable based on technology
Tested For Narcotics
Amenable based on technology
Other Chemical Targets
Amenable based on technology
Adaptability
Yes
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas;
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
µg
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – Detects trace (<µg/ppm)
3 – Detects less than 1% in mixture
2 – Detects < ~10% in mixture
1 – Detects at > 10%
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
<1 minute
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – Continuous/<60 Seconds
3 – <5 minute
2 – <15 minute
1 – > 15 minutes
Alarm Capability
Yes
Software Control
On-board, PC
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Yes
Reachback Service
Yes
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