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Portable instrument for detection of illicit drugs
Author(s): Sabatino Nacson; H. Walker; Allan Chang; Tony Siu; L. McNelles; M. Uffe
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Paper Abstract

A novel, portable instrument, model NDS-2000 for the detection of illicit drugs was developed. The instrument is based on surface ionization detection system, where ionization is carried out on a heated filament. Positive ions formed in the process are drifted to a collector and a signal is registered. The front-end of the instrument consists of an integral vacuum sampler with built-in desorber system for narcotic particles. The model NDS-2000 has an internal microprocessor and LCD display, as well as visible and audible alarm indicators. RS-232 port on the instrument provides communication to an external PC for data storage and printing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2937, Chemistry- and Biology-Based Technologies for Contraband Detection, (17 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266765
Show Author Affiliations
Sabatino Nacson, Scintrex Ltd. (Canada)
H. Walker, Scintrex Ltd. (Canada)
Allan Chang, Scintrex Ltd. (Canada)
Tony Siu, Scintrex Ltd. (Canada)
L. McNelles, Scintrex Ltd. (Canada)
M. Uffe, Scintrex Ltd. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2937:
Chemistry- and Biology-Based Technologies for Contraband Detection
Pierre Pilon; Steve Burmeister, Editor(s)

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