High Pressure Mass Spectrometry for Explosives - Defense
The list of potential explosive threats is much greater and more varied than ever before. Extremist groups the world over continue to find new ways to develop improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and homemade explosive devices (HMEs) using creative and often unexpected deployment methods. To keep pace with these evolving threats, today’s first responders, bomb disposal units, civilian support teams and military require expanded capabilities for rapid threat detection, identification and monitoring at the point of action. Fielding advanced analytical technology is critical throughout the explosives mission: to support pre-detonation operational needs such as sensitive site exploitation (SSE) and clandestine lab interdiction, for rapid identification and neutralization of explosive threats, and to guide post-detonation forensics.
The unique proficiency of handheld high-pressure mass spectrometry™ (HPMS) expands the first responder tool kit adding deep chemical, explosive and precursor material identification and detection capabilities beyond traditional tools. The selectivity of mass spectrometry allows MX908™ to detect trace quantities of critical targets amongst the myriad of interferents that plague other less selective technologies.