Rigaku Analytical Devices and DetectaChem have completed testing of their integrated trace and bulk explosive detection solution, in partnership with the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Testing of the new integrated next-generation alarm resolution and chemical analysis solution took place at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and at the TSA Transportation Security Operations Center.
The new solution involves the integration of Rigaku and DetectaChem chemical identification technologies into a single handheld solution, designed to deliver advanced automated trace and bulk explosive detection and chemical analysis capabilities.
“Our work with TSA’s Innovation Task Force afforded us the opportunity to deliver both advanced next-generation automated colorimetrics and Raman spectroscopy to transportation security operations in a single, high-performance integrated and automated solution,” said DetectaChem’s CEO, Mark Kisner.
Rigaku and DetectaChem’s integrated solution, like other Innovation Task Force demonstrations, provided airport stakeholders, TSA officers and industry with valuable user feedback and operational experience. This will support the development of cutting-edge and robust detection capabilities to address new and emerging security threats.