ETD - Explosives Trace Detectors

With today’s heightened threat of terrorism, security professionals at nuclear power plants, embassies, high-risk facilities, transportation and government agencies are seeking explosives trace detection, which can also be used to detect narcotics, as part of a sound security strategy to help protect the public and vital infrastructure from threats.

To meet these challenges, Rapiscan (formerly Morpho Detection) has developed cost-effective sophisticated mobile technology tools for fast trace detection, performed directly in the field or at the relevant facility.

On top of trace detectors, we offer a range of complementary products including sampling wands and validation and sensitivity traps.


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Itemiser® 4DX

Using a non-radioactive ionization source and simultaneous, dual-mode detection, Itemiser® 4DX can detect a broad range of current market threat explosives and narcotics without the use of a radioactive source, thereby eliminating certification, licensing, inspection, testing and transportation costs and challenges. The portable, ergonomic desktop unit features automated internal calibration to help decrease consumables cost, optimize ongoing equipment operation and increase detection accuracy.

Itemiser® DX

Designed for top level performance, the Itemiser DX simultaneously detects positive and negative ions, enabling the detection of a broad range of explosives and narcotics. Detection of both positive and negative ions allows for effective identification from a single sample. The Itemiser DX delivers fast, simultaneous explosives and narcotics detection in a package that is egronomic and portable.


The first simultaneous dual-mode handheld detector, MobileTrace expands the range of target explosives you can identify in a single sample for faster, more comprehensive security screening. Rapiscan’s patented ITMS™ technology (Ion Trap Mobility Spectrometer) offers you the explosives and narcotics detection sensitivity and reliability proven at military bases, border crossings, airports, and other critical security checkpoints around the world.

Hardened MobileTrace®

Hardened MobileTrace® is built around a core of field-proven explosives and narcotics detection technologies and designed for the challenging environments in which you work. It has been tested to military and government standards and has expanded capabilities for detecting chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic chemicals (TICs).


A high throughput, non-intrusive walk-through portal that enables rapid detection of both explosives and narcotics.
Microscopic traces of explosives can easily be detected and identified. In addition, narcotics can also be identified in a nonintrusive manner. EntryScan’s patented detection technology allows for the efficient and accurate detection of the most challenging substances.


The Hyper-Wand is a new advanced sampling hand wand for Rapiscan Systems Itemiser ®.
Main features:


  •  High collecting efficiency
  •  Simple and easy to use
  •  High reliability and stability
  •  Enhanced trap protection
  •  Fast switch between sampling and analyzing modes
  •  Fully compatible with Itemiser ® configuration
  •  Fully compatible with Itemiser ® sample traps
  •  Built in numerator for better control of samples count per trap

ETD Validation & Sensitivity Traps

The ETD Validation & Sensitivity Traps are designed for periodic sensitivity validation of operational certified trace detectors as defined by governmental regulators and manufacturers.

The sensitivity traps are loaded with quantified sets of coated explosives traces deployed as a highly sensitive tool for the operational Limit Of Detection validation.

The Traps are manufactured under strict analytical laboratory quality procedures meeting regulations thresholds and assuring reliable sensitivity validations for our clients.