Standoff Detector


RAPIDplus and RAPIDplus Control VOM (Video Overlay Mode)


Stand-Off Detection Systems

The RAPIDplus is a highly reliable and robust second generation stand-off detector that can automatically Detect, Identify and Monitor all known Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) and important Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) at long distances. The one piece self contained systems provide real time detection and can be used on any platform or infrastructure, with an extended substance library.

The instruments utilises Brukers proven RockSolid™ flex-pivot interferometer and can be operated whilst static or on the move with no degradation in performance. The software RAPIDplus Control VOM Software provides the user with enhanced visual surveillance and analytical displays overlaid on video and an increased detection capability.

The RAPIDplus instrument has a real-time colour wide dynamic camera that supplement the intuitive operator displayed software.


In the current industrial age, hazardous substances are produced, stored and shipped in large quantities. An accidental or deliberate release of such substances can result in a chemical cloud that endangers civil population and first responder. By means of classical analytical methods (e.g. Ion-Mobility Spectrometry, Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry, test papers) chemical clouds are only measureable if a detector operator enters that cloud. Using these standard techniques, the dimension and movement of such a cloud are not assessable.

The RAPIDplus is a stand-off detector for the detection and identification of chemical agent clouds. The RAPIDPlus mounted onto a stationary tripod is able to detect ammonia in industrial complexes up to a distance of several kilometers. The dimension and movement of the cloud can be estimated using a novel Video Overlay Mode (VOM). Additionally, the detection of a chemical agent in an industrial complex can be successfully demonstrated from a moving vehicle using the RAPIDplus installed on an optional shock-absorbing mount.



The second generation of RAPIDplus passive detection systems can be deployed for 360° remote sensing of threats at distances up to 5000 m. The detection limits of the remote sensor for CWAs and TICs are in the low ppm range and the new enhanced list of chemicals in the library is comprehensive. RAPIDplus systems are fully hardened according to MIL 810G and 461F standards.

The system can be fully integrated into platform based detection systems or networks using a shock mount and Ethernet interface. It requires minimum training and maintenance and utilises operator friendly software that allows easy control of the instrument and interpretation of data. The software RAPIDplus Control VOM Software provides enhanced analytical displays that visualise a hazardous cloud as an overlay on video and allows enhanced interrogation of the detection and manipulation of the hazard graphic.

RAPIDplus Specifications

  • Extended library
  • Universal detection of polyatomic molecules
  • Fast analysis of multi-component mixtures
  • Real-time monitoring of gaseous emissions over distance
  • Large sampling area, no sample preparation and handling
  • Fast setup and simple operation
  • Flexible software solutions
  • Easily integrated into a variety of platforms or infrastructure

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Service & Support

Bruker Detection services are performed by factory trained engineers. DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 requirements are fulfilled.

Available services include:

  • Planned maintenance, according to your requirement
  • Factory repairs for your instrument with quick turnaround times
  • Customer on-site repair and maintenance service