The GREYSCAN ETD-100 is an advanced, automated explosive trace detection (ETD) device designed to detect homemade inorganic salt-based explosives commonly used as ingredients in Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The device detects a broad range of compositions of explosives at low 20-60 nanogram quantities, which contain nitrates, chlorates and perchlorates amongst others. This enables the targeting of widely use improvised, inorganic salt-based explosives devices.
The device will alarm and identify by name all threat material even when multiple explosive compounds are found in the same sample. The ETD-100 is configured to detect only inorganic explosive material, so it is a complementary technology to existing Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) and can be used in tandem with minimal impact on checkpoint throughput.