The Military Grade Grade Dispersive Raman Analyzer is our most rugged spectrometer. When packaged in aPelican case this spectrometer can survive the most demanding environments: drop, vibration, water, heat. The spectrometer has no moving parts and is designed to have very little thermal drift over large temperature ranges.
Military Grade Dispersive Raman Analyzer (1064 nm)
This extremely rugged Military Grade 1064 Raman spectrometer identifies any unknown liquid or solid in just seconds. It has been designed specifically for operation in the field to support the US Military, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Drug Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration, Forensic & Crime Labs, as well as State and Local Hazardous Materials Response Teams. It is capable of withstanding 4 foot drops, loose cargo vibrations, blowing rain and sand, and operation at extreme temperatures (-4 to 110 F).
This analyzer employs 1064 nm laser excitation to avoid fluorescence interference. Virtually all other portable Raman analyzers use shorter wavelength lasers to generate Raman spectra (e.g. 785 nm), which very often generate fluorescence in the sample (as shown for TNT below). This is especially true for natural substances (biological materials, petroleum products, etc.), as well as most home-made explosives, common street drugs, and food products that are sometimes used as anthrax hoax powders. When a competitor’s product generates fluorescence in a sample, the Raman spectrum is completely lost, which makes identification impossible.
Operation of the analyzer is simple. 1) The operator puts a sample in a glass vial. 2) The sealed vial is placed in the spectrometer and the operator press “Start Measurement”.
In less than the 10 seconds the spectrum is collected and matched to the library database shows the best match. The confidence rating and CAS number are displayed, as well as the NFPA Diamond which shows: Red: Fire Hazard, Blue: Health Hazard, Yellow: Reactivity Hazard, and White: Special Hazard
The software always shows the collected spectrum and the best match from the library. If there are other spectra that our close, those can selected and overlaid. If the collected spectra is not in the library database, it is easy for the operator to add the spectra to the database.