Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS)-based trace explosives detectors are gas sampling and analysis instruments that can detect and identify a wide range of explosive compounds. These detectors are used to screen packages, vehicles, clothing, and other items for trace residues of explosives.
The technical report, IMS-Based Trace Explosives Detectors for First Responders, is a limited distribution document, and is available in the SAVER Community on First Responder Communities of Practice (FRCoP).
Find this project in the FEMA Authorized Equipment List and InterAgency Board Interactive Standardized Equipment List.
AEL Category, Title, Number, and Project:
AEL Category: 07. Detection
AEL Title: Portal, Explosive Detecting
AEL Number: 07ED-03-PORT
SAVER Project: Ion Mobility Spectrometry-Based Trace Explosives Detectors