Next Generation Chemical Detector
Owlstone’s Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) was funded by the U.S. military. It integrates the Owlstone technology into a handheld form factor while maintaining all of the technology's key benefits.
- Handheld and lightweight
- Extreme sensitivity
- Extended CWA and TIC detection libraries
NGCD is a powerful and adaptable chemical monitor in a handheld, self-contained unit.
Incorporating Owlstone’s proprietary technology, the instrument offers the flexibility to provide both rapid alerts and extended-duration hazard monitoring. It can be trained to respond to a broad range of chemical hazard scenarios and can be easily integrated with other sensors (e.g., RAD & BIO) and third-party systems. In particular, the NGCD detection database has been expanded to include an extensive range of Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs).
Detection and identification of conventional CWAs, emerging threats and an extensive range of TICs
Sensitivity at parts-per-billion detection levels combined with inlet control for a high dynamic range
30 second alarm times for a majority of conventional CWAs and high-threat TICs at 10 minute critical Military Exposure Levels (MELs)
Less than 1 kg (2.2 lbs). Options available for vehicle mounted fixed site
Ease of Use
Operable by non-specialists with less than one hour's training
Advanced User Software
Intuitive laptop-based user interface available for data review
Mode selection: user can switch between rapid response (high threat condition) and monitoring mode (lower threat, contamination avoidance condition). More than 4 hours data logging capability
No Hazardous Materials
System uses a non-radioactive (non-RAD) ionization source