Portable and stationary Ion Mobility Spectrometers (IMS) for detection and identify of TSI and STL

μRAID - Compact, Flexible and Reliable Personal Detector

The μRAID is a compact, easy-to-use IMS based chemical agent detector for personal use.

  • Effective substance identification from proven RAID-M100 technology
  • Unmatched sensitivity in its class
  • Compact, lightweight and easy-to-use
  • High altitude operation
  • Stealth mode
  • Extensive TIC capabilities
  • Flexible battery concept
  • Low through-life costs, maintenance at operator level

Ready for when you need it, stealth mode operation includes earpiece, wireless data access and night vision compatibility. High altitude operation delivers the superior usability required.

Protective pouch


Supplementary battery pack

RAID-M 100 - Hand-held Chemical Agent Monitor 

The RAID-M 100 is a hand held Chemical Agent Detector based on the well established principle of Ion Mobility Spectrometry. It is designed to detect, search for and locate Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) on personnel, equipment, vehicles and on the ground. Applications within collective protection facilities are also possible. 

The RAID-M 100 is able to detect, classify and identify, quantify and continuously monitor concentration levels of the CWA’s specified.

The identity of substances detected is displayed by its standard code (GA, VX, etc.) or its appropriate abbreviation (e.g. GSI for the G-mode simulant). For each class (G, H and T) a separate bar line is provided, thus all the classes may be monitored independently.

Hazard levels are indicated by an incremental bar level display with eight increments. Moreover the RAID-M 100 gives an audible and an optical alarm when identifying an agent.

Typical applications:
  • Anti-terrorism
  • Homeland defense
  • First responder market
  • Non-proliferation measures
  • Real time monitoring of toxic and hazardous industrial chemicals in the environment
  • Fire fighting control
  • Chemical disaster management

RAID-S2 - Stationary Rapid Alarm and Identification Device

The RAID-S2 is a gas trace detector for the detection of chemical warfare agents (CWA) and toxic industrial chemicals (TIC). It is based on proven ion mobility spectrometry technology.

The RAID-S2 is specifically designed for long-term operations in a 24/7 environment with maintenance required only approx. once a year (depending on operation hours). Due to automatic polarity switching, the RAID-S2 continuously detects and identifies all relevant chemical warfare agents. The built-in microprocessor evaluates the recorded ion mobility spectra. The identified agents and calculated concentrations can be shown at the remote control unit or via the NC monitoring software. Sophisticated detection algorithms and the new ammonia based dopant significantly reduce interferences.

Key features:

  • High interference rejection
  • Radioactive source(Ni-63) with a considerable low activity of <100 MBq
  • Ethernet and RS422 interface
  • Ruggedized design
  • Maintenance at operator level, easy exchangeable filters
  • Heated gas inlet for improved measuring performance
  • State-of-the-art quick connect sampling probe tubes
  • Operation possible via NC Monitoring software

 Typical applications:

  • Detection of CWA onboard of vehicles, ships or airplanes while on motion
  • Long term monitoring of ambient air for the presence of hazardous compounds in shelters or bunkers
  • Integration into naval and military monitoring applications
  • Monitoring of ambient outside air or air filtered by the NBC protection filters (break-through surveillance) for naval, vehicle or shelter applications


RAID XP - The reliable CBRN Nuclear and Chemical Detector

The innovative RAID-XP combines chemical and radiological detection into
one system. The RAID-XP is extremely flexible and has been developed for
military use, which includes the harsh naval environment as well as counter
terrorism and civil defence applications.
The state-of-the-art RAID-XP is a highly flexible instrument, both in terms of detection capabilities (N+C) and lightweight and portable design. It is based on the principle of ion mobility spectrometry.

The two display concept provides a clear and unambiguous indication of the NC threat assessment. A warning is given by acoustical and optical alarm. The RAID-XP has an internal memory for the results of the N and C sensors in combination with time and geographic location, which can be provided by a GPS receiver. 

The identity of substances detected is either indicated by class „G“, „H“ or „T“, or the specific agent or simulant identity is displayed.

For the detection and quantification of gamma radiation the actual gamma dose rate and the accumulated gamma dose are displayed. Warning thresholds can be set by the user for the gamma dose rate and the accumulated gamma dose. 

Bruker TIMON™ - Toxic Gas Threat Mitigation - Critical Infrastructure Protection

Many countries have, or are working towards, a strategy for the protection of their critical infrastructure. Critical infrastructure includes, but is not limited to airports, power plants, banking and finance centres, water supply systems, governmental institutions, transportation and health services. These facilities, services and institutions require an appropriate level of protection. Incidents directed at Critical Infrastructure such as a terrorist attack or a natural disaster could have a major impact on the civil population, on health and safety, on the economy and potentially on the smooth running of government.

The new Bruker TIMON (Toxic Industrial MONitor) is an installed air monitoring system designed specifically to help protect people from the threat of death or injury by providing an early warning of the release of toxic chemicals; either accidentally or deliberately.

TIMON is configured to detect all Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) and several Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TIC) at ultra-low levels, and to provide a rapid alarm and identification of the threat within seconds. During this detection and identification phase, TIMON also quantifies the concentration of the substance that has been detected; so the threat level can be judged.

TIMON can be configured to either produce alarms or, more importantly, to take corrective action by, for example, interfacing with the air intakes of the facility (HVAC inlets). Operating in an autonomous mode, TIMON can initiate closing the air intake(s), shutting down the HVAC system, or diverting the airflow when a chemical threat is detected at the intake.


  • Detecting air-borne chemical threats in underground railways
  • Monitoring air supplied to office blocks and banks
  • Atmosphere monitoring in emergency evacuation shelters (ColPro)
  • Protecting Parliament/Assembly Halls and other Government buildings
  • VIP and delegate protection at high profile events

For installations such as underground rail systems, where members of the public move freely, TIMON has been designed for covert installation. Externally designed as an innocuous piece of electrical switchgear; it has no obvious function and does not display status lights or alarms. This approach ensures the product function is not readily identified and therefore does not attract unwanted attention. When local regulations require TIMON to be secured out of sight, a sample line can be run from the installation to a sampling point up to 15 metres away by using the Bruker Air Sampling Unit (ASU).

User Interface - FLEXIBLE Interconnectivity:

The standard TIMON configuration includes a web server that transmits all relevant data to a remote computer in the client control room. Specialist software is not required; the data is displayed in a web browser as shown below. At a glance, the display shows detection status (identified substance, concentration and time) as well as the instrument status and condition. Where screen space is limited, a ‘mini view’ pop-up display can be used which shows green when no alarms exist, and which changes to red under alarm conditions. The webserver interface is used with the TIMON system to facilitate access by different users, such as operators, supervisors and maintenance personnel. Each level of user can be furnished with their own log-in name and password to ensure compliance with security standards.
In addition to the standard web interface, TIMON is also equipped with floating contacts. These can connected to external annunciators or indicator lamps as supplemental alarms to those that are shown on the control room display. Alternatively, these floating contacts can be used to trigger actuators that initiate ventilation protocols, or change the flow patterns of HVAC systems to reduce the concentration of the chemical threat.

TIMON™ Expansion Module

The Bruker ASU (Air Sampling Unit) is an adjunct to the TIMON. It converts TIMON from a local point detector to a remote point detector by providing the capability to extend the sampling point by up to 15 metres.
In addition, the ASU is capable of providing supplemental power to allow the use of heated sample lines, where either the location or the application requires this capability.

The ASU interfaces with the standard web server of the TIMON such that its inclusion does not require additional complex software. Only a current web browser is required to display data. Further, to ensure high reliability the ASU adds redundant sample pumps to the system, along with flow sensors and pressure sensors to monitor the whole sample system 24/7.

Bruker Ortho TIMON™ - Toxic Gas Threat Mitigation - Critical Infrastructure Protection

OrthoTIMON has been developed by Bruker to provide the most advanced gas detector of its kind. In a single enclosure, two sensitive detection technologies operate in parallel to give the most comprehensive capability of any single gas detector on the market. This dual technology approach is known as orthogonal detection.
Orthogonal Detection is a technique that uses the detection information from two or more technologies, each of which is mutually independent and where each technology type detects independent characteristics of the substance.

Protecting the occupants of Critical Infrastructure against the possibility of a deliberate or accidental release of a toxic gas or vapour represents one of the greatest challenges known to the civilised world.

Critical Infrastructure is a prime target for terrorism and so that the users, operators and visitors to that facility can be vulnerable to an attack exemplified by the release of a toxic chemical. Given the changing security environment, the attention of security strategists has increased to encompass the requirement to detect conventional CWA, but also to detect Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs).

Many toxic industrial chemicals are in daily use in chemical plants where they are converted to materials used in consumer products the world over. Should these toxic chemicals fall into the wrong hands, they could be used for terrorist attacks in place of conventional agents.

OrthoTIMON provides a fast sensitive detection system for chemical weapons, coupled with a highly specific infrared detection system for toxic gases or vapors. Where the detection capabilities of these two technologies overlap, special software fuses the results to give a high confidence level of detection and identification. In addition to its enhanced detection capability, OrthoTIMON simultaneously identifies the substance present and quantifies the concentration. This is invaluable information for the Emergency Services who would carry the burden for remediation.

Applications of Ortho TIMON:

  • As shown by the 1995 sarin (CWA nerve agent) attack in the Tokyo subway, underground rail systems are highly vulnerable to toxic gas incidents. According to reports, in the 1995 attack 13 people were killed, 50 people were seriously injured and hundreds of people were hospitalised.
    OrthoTIMON can be deployed to present a point measurement system on a station platform and provide a reliable measurement of air quality; specifically showing the absence or present of toxic substances in the air. In its most basic implementation, OrthoTIMON can be set to alarm if a toxic substance is detected so that Security can implement an evacuation process.
    Alternatively, on alarm, the OrthoTIMON can take corrective action automatically by interacting with the subway’s ventilation system, drawing in an increased quantity of fresh air from the outside. Further OrthoTIMON also can be used to monitor the outlet of the platform ventilation system to show how much toxic material is being diluted by the fresh air post-event.

  • OrthoTIMON can be mounted on a transportable frame to permit it to be taken to assembly rooms and other areas where VIPs and their entourage may be working or giving speeches. In this way this new system from Bruker can be used to monitor the environment to ensure it is free from chemical threats to both the VIPs and their audiences.

  • Critical infrastructure such as major offices, banks and government facilities are normally served by one vulnerable element; the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. The HVAC system distributes conditioned air to the building to ensure the occupant’s comfort. Unprotected inlets can form a vector for a terrorist attack, or can draw in toxic substances released by an accident. The release of a toxic gas or vapour near to an inlet of an HVAC system can result in rapid dissemination of that substance within the building - leading to disastrous consequences.
    OrthoTIMON forms part of a building’s overall protection strategy and measures the air quality continuously without operator attention. In its most basic implementation, OrthoTIMON can be set to alarm if a toxic substance is detected so that Security can implement their evacuation protocols. Alternatively, on alarm, the OrthoTIMON can take corrective action automatically by interacting with the building’s HVAC. Different levels of control can be initiated, including closing dampers to the external air supply and/or diverting airflow so that the impact of the event is reduced and evacuation can take place in a more orderly manner.

  • In all countries, Parliaments or Ruling Assemblies form the decision-making hub of that country’s political system. OrthoTIMON helps to protect these important assets, and may be deployed in two ways. The first is as a Building Protection system (see above) where the OrthoTIMON monitors the inlets to the HVAC. Secondly, it can be mounted unobtrusively to protect the speaking chambers of the Parliament or Assembly where it can assure the safety of both the speakers, members and audiences.
    As in the Building Protection example, OrthoTIMON can be used in a detection mode that permits the security organisation to initiate an evacuation, or can be automated to provide a new source of air; away from the contaminated inlet or the release point where the chemical has been discharged.

OrthoTIMON Schematic

OrthoTIMON has been developed by Bruker to provide the most advanced gas detector of its kind. In a single enclosure, two sensitive detection technologies operate in parallel to give the most comprehensive capability of any single gas detector on the market.

The OrthoTIMON system is known as an orthogonal detection system, where data is collected from two types of detection technologies and fused together using proprietary algorithms.
The concept of orthogonal detection has been created by scientists and instrument developers to give highly accurate results from a single installation.

Data is collected from the Ion Mobility Spectrometer (IMS) unit that is specifically designed to detect and identify ultra-low levels of highly toxic chemical weapon agents and several critical toxic industrial chemicals, including chlorine. Other toxic industrial gases and vapors are detected by the Infrared (FT-IR) spectrometer, which is capable of detecting chemical agents too.

Operation and Maintenance

Only standard software is required to operate your OrthoTIMON; the instrument’s data is displayed in a standard web browser as shown in the example below. The standard OrthoTIMON configuration includes an integrated webserver that transmits relevant data via standard Ethernet cabling to a remote computer in a control room. Fibre optic communications packages are available as a custom option.

At a glance, the display shows detection status (what has been detected, identified substance, its concentration and the time when it was detected) as well as the instrument status and condition. If screen space is limited, a ‘mini view’ pop-up display can be used which shows green when no alarms exist, and which changes to red under alarm conditions.

The webserver interface offers password protected user names to facilitate access by different user levels, such as operators, supervisors and maintenance personnel. Each level of user can be furnished with their own login name and password to ensure compliance with standards.


Designed for permanent 24/7 operation, the need for regular routine maintenance has been designed out of OrthoTIMON. As a result, maintenance is only required once approximately every 12 months and the impending requirements are identified on the user interface display in the control room. It is not necessary to calibrate OrthoTIMON; the factory calibration holds throughout the life of the instrument.

GC-MS portable for complex chemical analysis in solid, liquid and air samples
E2M - GC-MS - Enhanced Environmental Mass Spectrometer

The E2M is a mobile, compact, lightweight and rugged GC/MS system for fast, reliable onsite identification and quantification of organic substances in soil, air, water and from surfaces.

The instrument can be mounted on vehicles and operated while the vehicle is underway. The E2M uses 24 VDC which means that it can use the vehicle power supply.

The E2M is able to identify organic chemicals from any medium (soil, water, air) within 20 minutes via complementary sampling techniques. Specifications and performance are not limited to a selected portion of chemicals. New libraries can be created and used by the customer.

The detection limit for volatile organic compounds is from low ppb to the low ppm range depending on the analytical procedure, e.g. adsorbent enrichment (low ppb range) or on-line monitoring (approx. 1 ppm range) from ambient air. Training and operation is reduced to the lowest possible level whilst the reliability is increased.

The E2M software includes all standard MS acquisition methods.

Typical Applications of the E2M:

  • Environmental protection: Fast and reliable on-site detection and identification of hazardous chemicals from soil, water and air within minutes. 
  • Mobile on-site analysis: E2M is designed for vehicle integration and can operate while the vehicle is underway. Vehicles can be cars, vans,
    trucks as well as ships, helicopters and other aircrafts.
  • Event monitoring: Protection of major events such as sport, concerts, folk festivals etc. Identification of released chemicals leads to corect timely decisions and reduces the number of potential casualties.
  • First responders: Fast investigation of chemical hazards, drugs and explosives by the Fire Brigades, Police and other Emergency and Blue Light Services.
  • Homeland defence: Fast detection and clear identification of released chemicals in critical infrastructures (subways, airports, railway stations,
    public buildings etc) by first responders (police, custom, fire brigades, analytical task forces).

MM2 – GC-MS the new Generation of Mobile Mass Spectrometers 

MM2 is the state-of-the-art mass spectrometer for the detection and identification of chemical agents and toxic industrial chemicals in defence and homeland security applications.

The MM2 is able to identify any organic chemical from any medium (soil, water or air) within 15 minutes via complementary sampling techniques. Specifications and performance are not limited to a selected portion of chemicals. New libraries can be created and used by the customer.
The detection limit for volatile organic compounds and volatile agents is from the low ppb to the low ppm range depending on the analytical procedure, e.g. adsorbent enrichment (low ppb range) or on-line monitoring (very low ppm range) from ambient air.

The system can be integrated into vehicles or networks consisting of chemical and biological detectors. Training and operation has been optimized and simplified whilst the reliability has been improved. Representing a new level of highly professional, on-site analysis technology the MM2 has been selected to become part of all kind of mobile and stationary chemical detection missions all over the world. 

The MM2 is enhanced by two software modules for instrument control and
data acquisition.:

  • The MM2 Analysis (operator level) supports simple and straightforward operation of the system for default methods.
  • The MM2 control (for advanced users) is used to set all the parameters of the instrument providing the capability to create new applications.

Both software tools incorporate fully automated data evaluation based on the NIST spectra library (National Institute of Standards and Technology), the Bruker CWALib (optional) and TICLib (Toxic Industrial Compounds) or a customer specified library.

RAPID - Standoff CWA/TIC Detection
Toxic Gas/Vapour Threat Mitigation

The RAPIDplus is a compact, robust passive infrared detector for standoff detection of chemical agent clouds. All known chemical warfare agents (CWA) and critical Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TIC) are monitored, detected and identified automatically. This system, built to exacting Military Standards, can be mounted on a variety of mobile platforms, including vehicles, ships and helicopters, and performs real-time field screening while underway. The passive sensor, scanner, electronics and control unit are integrated in a single compact housing.

With a range that can be measured in kilometres, all known chemical warfare agents (CWA) and many critical Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TIC) can be detected automatically and identified immediately from a library stored on a connected computer. This robust system, built to exacting Military Standards, can be operated as a standalone device, for example, being deployed from a vehicle and then operated from a tripod. For full integration, there are versions of the RAPIDplus that can be mounted permanently on vehicles, ships and helicopters, where it will provide realtime detection and identification even while underway.

For land-based integration projects, two standard colours of the RAPIDplus are available depending on the camouflage requirements.
For Maritime applications the grey version of RAPIDplus features a special exterior and saltwater-resistant seals.

At the heart of RAPIDplus is a passive infrared sensor system based on a Fourier Transform InfraRed (FT-IR) component. If a hazardous chemical cloud enters the field of view and which exhibits even a small temperature difference between the cloud and the background, characteristic IR data can be obtained. These data, known as IR spectra, are transferred via Ethernet to a PC and software compares them with entries in a spectral database (library) to identify the threat.

Key Attributes of RAPIDplus:
  • Robust and compact design
  • Passive detection; no external laser
  • Advanced graphical user interface
  • Minimal power consumption
  • Fast event detection and alarm
  • Continuous monitoring even when underway

RAPIDplus Control Software - VIDEO OVERLAY MODE

A spatial scanner, mounted on the top of the RAPIDplus offers operator-selected coverage of the target region; rotating through a full 360°. The elevation range of the scanner can be set between +50° to -10°, and runs in a raster pattern, giving precise, controlled coverage of the target areas. A colour camera is integrated with the scanner and is aligned with the IR view. This camera allows the operator to direct RAPIDplus to specific regions

RAPIDplus system provides an advanced display of the region of interest. First, a series of images of the area are taken and stored, then stitched together to form an overview image. The operator is then able to interact with this overview, based on the requirements of the mission or deployment. Sectors can be chosen, using the zoom controls if required, and the threat substances defined by reference to the compounds available from the library. A live video feed, superimposed in a section of the panorama, facilitates immediate monitoring of the areas of interest.

When any of the defined threat substances are detected, a visual alarm is raised almost instantly, and an intrusive pop-up graphic identifies the detected compound. Additionally, this visual alarm can be linked to an audible alarm in the computer. Under alarm conditions, the image changes and shows the relative concentrations of the detected substances. These are superimposed as blocks of colour at the locations where the detection events have taken place. RAPIDplus continues to track these detection event as concentrations change and the cloud moves.

RAPIDplus Control Software - STANDARD MODE

When required, RAPIDplus system can also be operated with the Standard Mode (legacy) display of the original RAPID system. This mode is preferred when RAPIDplus is being used on a moving mobile platform. Further, when combinations of RAPID and RAPIDplus systems are in the same fleet it enables the use of a consistent display and therefore a consistent concept of operation even for static measurements. In this way, operators can move seamlessly between original and next-generation systems with ease.

The spatial scanner, mounted on the top of the RAPIDplus offers full coverage of the target region. The operator can select their target area from a full 360° rotation with elevation settings from +50° to -10°. The software controlling the scanner head moves it in a raster pattern, giving precise, controlled coverage of the target. A colour video camera, aligned with the IR view, allows the operator to direct RAPIDplus to specific regions from which measurements are taken.

The graphical user interface of the Standard Mode provides a live video feed from the colour camera associated with the spatial scanner. This is shown in a dedicated, userresizable, display element. In a separate segment of the main display, the chosen sector scan is shown and the associated elevation/suppression setting is shown in nearby. As with the RAPIDplus Video Overlay Mode, any alarm is shown with an intrusive pop-up graphic and the sector in which the release has been detected is identified readily in the sector view. The pop-up visual alarm can be linked to the controlling computer’s speakers to produce an audible alarm as soon as the visual alarm is shown.

Should the deployment requirements change, the Video Overlay Mode can be accessed quickly using the VOM button, which is found in the lower segment of the Standard Display.

RAPIDplus - Vehicle Integration

Whenever military or first responder personnel need to deploy into a toxic environment, speed of response and personal safety is paramount. To mitigate these situations, solutions have been developed and refined to provide secure mobile detection platforms.

Supporting the protection of the operators and crews and simultaneously deploying detection technology integrated with a vehicle platform offers a number of clear advantages, including the capability to deploy standoff detection devices such as RAPIDplus. Standoff detection gives advanced warning of potential threats as it can detect clouds of toxic gas at distances measured in kilometres, whilst still keeping the vehicle and its crew out of harm’s way.

RAPIDplus can be deployed on a tripod as required, but optimum deployment readiness is achieved when the system is integrated with the selected mobile platform. Bruker offers proven anti-shock mounts, which have been fully optimised for integration with vehicles, ships and helicopters, and other mobile platforms. These mounts are also available in different finishes depending on your requirements.

MIR - FT-IR Mobil Spectrometer for powder analysis

De-tector - Drugs & Explosive Detector
The new Bruker DE-tector is the latest innovation in trace drugs and explosives detection. It is the first table top device with a combined non-radioactive ionisation source and a unique third generation twin tube IMS design.

DE-tector has been designed and built to meet the needs of the market, combat current and emerging threats; whilst maintaining the high quality and reliability
expected of Bruker products at a competitive price.

The innovative twin tube system enables dual drugs and explosive detection and does not split the sample meaning no dilution and greater sensitivity. DE-tector has been designed with the operator in mind and is simple to use and maintain with low through life costs.

Unambiguous displays and controls mean that DE-tector can be used after minimal training. Displays can be limited to traffic light indicators or opened up to a full scientific view.

Key Features:

  • Non-radioactive IMS source
  • Simultaneous detection of trace Drugs and Explosives
  • Minimised false alarm rate
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Flexible multi-level software concept

Main applications:

  • Airports
  • Customs
  • Police
  • Prisons and Remand Centres
  • Critical Infastructure Protection
  • Security Checkpoints

The system control and operator display is facilitated by an integrated touch screen notebook computer. Screen options range from operating with a standard traffic light display (Ready/ In Use/ Substance Detected), through to an IMS spectra series data display. 
The screen of the notebook computer can be rotated through 180° away from the test subject or laid flat on the top of the instrument. In this way, it is possible to ensure that the results are only visible to the authorised operator.