CHEMERA® – Next Gen Chemical Detector

A New Era in Chemical Detection

Chemical defense professionals can achieve laboratory-grade field identification with unmatched sensitivity, selectivity and speed with CHEMERA®.

  • Ultra-low detection and high-confidence ID — even for “dirty” samples.
  • Analyzes solid, liquid, or vapor samples.
  • Returns clear “detect/no detect” in just 60 seconds per sample.
  • No need for carrier gasses or columns
  • Single format sample media
  • Operable in full PPE or MOPP gear
  • Ruggedized to perform in the field environment (humidity, salt, dust, sand, and water)
  • Low maintenance burden
  • Capable of high sensitivity with low false alarm rates

 

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SPECIFICATIONS

SYSTEM OVERVIEW

Technology

Ruggedized, Fieldable Chemical Identifier based on Quadrupole Ion Trap – Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (QIT-TOF MS) and novel identification algorithms

Threats

Detects and Identifies Chemical Warfare Agents, Non-Traditional Agents, Explosives, Narcotics, Pharmaceuticals

ENVIRONMENTAL

Operating Temp & Humidity

C to 45°C; 5 to 95%

Storage Temperature

-20°C to 52°C

PHYSICAL FEATURES

Dimensions

31.4” x 24” x 19”

Weight

42 kg (47 kg with Batteries)

Power

AC Power or Rechargeable DoD Inventory Batteries

Cold Start Time

<30min at 25°C; <1hr at 0°C

Input Voltage

Standard 120 V

Probability of Identification

98%

Limit of Identification

100 Picograms

SAMPLING & ANALYSIS

Sample Introduction

Sample Trap (for surface swabs, solids and/or liquid); Vapor Trap (for vapor collection using separate, handheld Vapor Collector)

Sample Phase

Solid, liquid, vapor

Analysis Time

Full identification in less than 60 seconds

SYSTEM INTERFACE

Communication

USB, Ethernet

Data Storage

256 GB

Training Requirements

Operator and Field Maintainer  <16hrs

User Interface

Ruggedized, 10.4” touchscreen monitor for system operation and display of real-time results and alarms. Audible 80dB buzzer for alarms.

TECHNOLOGY

Consumables

Operational Check Traps and Sample Traps

Carrier Gas

None required

Detector

Quadrupole Ion Trap – Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer

Ionization Type & Source

Photoionization

Mass Range & Scan Rate

m/z 40 – 700

MISC

Operational Availability

97%

Sample Cost

$1.50 per Sample