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Recent developments in ion mobility spectrometry detection technology
Author(s): Robert K. Ritchie; Frank J. Kuja; Ronald A. Jackson; Arthur J. Loveless; Lucy L. Danylewich-May
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Paper Abstract

Barringer's new IONSCANTM model 350 provides improved operational flexibility, reliability, and effectiveness in the rapid on-site detection and identification of narcotics and explosives. The model 350 is a modular integrated design, with DC-power capabilities, and wheels or vehicle mounts to facilitate transportation to and operation in a variety of operational locations. Recent developments in IONSCAN ion mobility spectrometer (IMS) technology in the model 350 include a long-life air dryer/purification system and new software for improved substance detection and false alarm rate performance. New multiple peak detection capabilities for more reliable substance identification are described. Studies on IMS temperature and pressure effects are reported and their possible future use to further improve peak detection performance are discussed. Some recent applications in narcotics interdiction are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2092, Substance Detection Systems, (28 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171230
Show Author Affiliations
Robert K. Ritchie, Barringer Research, Ltd. (Canada)
Frank J. Kuja, Barringer Research, Ltd. (Canada)
Ronald A. Jackson, Barringer Research, Ltd. (Canada)
Arthur J. Loveless, Barringer Research, Ltd. (Canada)
Lucy L. Danylewich-May, Barringer Research, Ltd. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2092:
Substance Detection Systems
Geoffrey L. Harding; Richard C. Lanza; Lawrence J. Myers; Peter A. Young, Editor(s)

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