Critical infrastructure Protection

Airport Passenger Security

Explosives Threat Detection

International regulations require that passengers who intend to board an aircraft are randomly tested for the presence of trace explosives. The science of trace explosives detection is well established and is based on the fact that if a person handles explosives, even though they may wash their hands afterwards, minute traces of explosive will still remain. These traces can be passed on readily to their personal belongings, which can include mobile phones, laptops, keyboards, laptop bags and various other items of baggage. In most countries, the desire to protect civil liberties tends to prohibit the most obvious source of trace explosives; the hands and skin.

The Bruker DE-tector (ECAC certified)

The Bruker DE-tector is a bench-top system that detects traces of both drugs (narcotics) and explosives. It plays a key role in both air passenger security screening where it is found in combination with hand baggage X-ray systems. Additionally, it plays a key role in Access Security Control where it is used at the entrances of critical infrastructure installations to identify personnel that might have been in contact with explosives materials; even HMEs (Home Made Explosives).

The DE-tector is a fast trace explosives detector, which is simple to use. Samples are taken from suspect’s personal property by means of a reusable polymer-based glass-fibre reinforced swab, and the swab simply inserted into the detection instrument. The measurement is made and the operator advised of the findings by means of “traffic light” symbols. Green means clear, and red indicates a positive detection.

The Bruker RoadRunner - a battery-portable, hand-held, version of this technology that affords a greater degree of transportability; literally a "go anywhere" device. Just like the bench-top DE-tector, this technology will detect traces of both drugs and explosives. The hand-portable System helps users in major facilities to improve their productivity as the device can be carried round with them and suspicious packages tested at will. This lightweight system weighs less than 3,5Kg and features hot-swappable batteries for extended deployments.

The Bruker RoadRunner