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Data for Users of Handheld Ion Mobility Spectrometers.


DE2008940050

Publication Date 2008
Personal Author Daum, K. A.; Fox, S. L.
Page Count 34
Abstract Chemical detection technology end-user surveys conducted by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in 2005 and 2007 indicated that first responders believed manufacturers claims for instruments sometimes were not supported in field applications, and instruments sometimes did not meet their actual needs. Based on these findings, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) asked INL to conduct a similar survey for handheld ion mobility spectrometers (IMS), which are used by a broad community of first responders as well as for other applications. To better access this broad community, the INL used the Center for Technology Commercialization, Inc. (CTC), Public Safety Technology Center (PSTC) to set up an online framework to gather information from users of handheld IMS units. This framework (Survey Monkey) was then used to perform an online Internet survey, augmented by e-mail prompts, to get information from first responders and personnel from various agencies about their direct experience with handheld IMS units. Overall, 478 individuals responded to the survey. Of these, 174 respondents actually owned a handheld IMS. Performance and satisfaction data from these 174 respondents are captured in this report.
Keywords
  • Ion mobility
  • Spectrometers
  • Chemical warfare agents
  • Commercialization
  • Detection
  • Explosives
  • Hand held
  • Internet
  • Manufacturers
  • Nerves
  • Performance
  • Personnel
  • Radiation detectors
  • Security
  • Surveys
  • Training
Source Agency
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
Corporate Authors Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC.; Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Prepared in cooperation with Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC. Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 200909
Contract Number
  • DE-AC07-05ID14517
Data for Users of Handheld Ion Mobility Spectrometers.
Data for Users of Handheld Ion Mobility Spectrometers.
DE2008940050

  • Ion mobility
  • Spectrometers
  • Chemical warfare agents
  • Commercialization
  • Detection
  • Explosives
  • Hand held
  • Internet
  • Manufacturers
  • Nerves
  • Performance
  • Personnel
  • Radiation detectors
  • Security
  • Surveys
  • Training
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
  • DE-AC07-05ID14517
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