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Portable Raman Improvised Explosive Detector

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Portable Raman Improvised Explosive Detector (PRIED) is a backpack and wand system designed for mobile use. Standoff detection from 50 meters, or about half the length of a football field, allows operators to stay away from toxic chemicals or blasts for fast detection and identification of dangerous materials. PRIED is eye-safe and certified for zero-meter eye and skin hazards without eye protection.

PRIED has been named one of the most innovative sensors in the world for its real-time capabilities. With a 4-hour runtime and the ability to operate in hot or cold weather and rugged conditions, including rain, sand, dust, and wind, PRIED has been used in applications worldwide

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  • Portable: handheld, robot mountable

  • Detection from <10 to 50 meters

  • Classification and real-time specific identification

  • Intuitive use: train new users in minutes

  • Ready for export: Not ITAR restricted


Tailorable threat detection of solids, liquids, and some gasses, including:

  • IED

  • Military, commercial, and homemade explosives (HME)

  • Weapons of mass destruction

  • Chemical warfare agents

  • Nuclear weapon processing, disablement, counter-proliferation

  • Narcotics – fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, meth manufacturing

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Use Cases:

  • Checkpoint Security

  • Operational evaluation

  • Long-range situational awareness

  • Routine screening

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