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Mobile spectroscopic analysis system
Author(s): Arie Zigler; G. Managadze; Tom Wallace; Robert Short; Ramy A. Shanny
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Paper Abstract

The Mobile Spectroscopic Analysis System is a suite of three compact analytical instruments currently under development. It is designed to provide rapid, full-spectrum analysis of samples in the field with little or no sample perceptron. The instruments will be linked to a common sample-handling system and controlled by a single workstation, which will combine information from all three instruments to improve the detection performance of the system and resolve ambiguities. The instruments include: (1) laser time-of-flight atomic mass spectrometer (elemental and isotopic analysis), (2) laser time-of-flight molecular mass spectrometer (molecular analysis), and (3) laser heated cavity atomic emission spectrometer (elemental analysis). The instruments provide overlapping detection capability for many substances of interest. It is expected that the use of data from multiple instruments will improve the reliability of the instruments and reduce the false-positive rate significantly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2093, Substance Identification Analytics, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172512
Show Author Affiliations
Arie Zigler, ARCO Power Technologies, Inc. (United States)
G. Managadze, ARCO Power Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Tom Wallace, ARCO Power Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Robert Short, ARCO Power Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Ramy A. Shanny, ARCO Power Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2093:
Substance Identification Analytics
James L. Flanagan; Richard J. Mammone; Albert E. Brandenstein; Edward Roy Pike; Stelios C. A. Thomopoulos; Marie-Paule Boyer; H. K. Huang; Osman M. Ratib, Editor(s)

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