1ST Detect’s TRACER 3000 MS-ETDTM is an internally funded non-contact Explosives Trace Detector (ETD) under development to replace the instruments currently being used by the TSA.

Its Microcavity Plasma (MCP) technology eliminates the need for expensive and cumbersome swabs in the detection of trace level explosives. The TRACER 3000 MS-ETD is moved over baggage and emits a blast of plasma that creates unique external ions from explosive materials. These ions are then introduced through a vacuum system and then to the ion trap for analysis.


The TRACER 3000 MS-ETDTM is currently in development.