Bruker Detection advances detector unit

Bruker Detection has advanced to the last phase of the Department of Homeland Security's Autonomous Rapid Facility Chemical Agent Monitor Research & Development Program, which is meant to develop third generation chemical detection capability for critical infrastructure.

Bruker's new monitor, a gas trace detector, is meant to detect chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals and is based on the company's proprietary RAID Ion Mobility Spectrometry technology.

The detector is meant to monitor ambient air for hazardous chemical vapors over the long-term in the exterior and interior of critical government buildings, subways, airports and other facilities.

"The ARFCAM R&D program consisted of a challenging competitive and incremental development of chemical detection technology under demanding environments which pushed the limits of chemical point detection systems," Frank Thibodeau, vice president of Bruker Detection Corporation, said. "The Bruker ARFCAM prototype has performed very well in this development program and has been selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for final development and field testing in Phase IIIb.

"We are delighted to have been selected for the final phase of ARFCAM, and believe that Bruker's robust and proven RAID IMS technology, unsurpassed detection capability, and proprietary industry-leading false-alarm suppression have led to this award."