D4.1 Stand-off detection payloads IMS for drone platforms

In Toxi-triage, three technologies were developed or advanced in support of high-speed identification of chemical agents during early phases of the incident and rescue. In each of these, insertion of the analyzer into Hot or Warm zones for on-site measurements is accomplished on drones, or the emerging term- remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS).

D4.1 Stand-off detection payloads IMS for drone platforms includes the following technologies:

  • The Environics ChemPro DM, as a drone mounted detector of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs). It provides fast measurements of chemical vapours in ambient air at-mospheres in open air environments or in indoor spaces

  • The T4i DoverTM on a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). This instrument is a small portable gas chromatograph currently with a photoionization detector. The information provided allows proper choices on protection of first responders be-fore entering a hot or warm zone

  • A mini-IMS for RPAS applications and embedded sensing developed at Leibniz University of Hannover. This ion mobility spectrometer is a small instrument with high performance and improves current fielded instruments for CWA and TIC determination