KRATOS® explosive detector

The KRATOS® explosive detector is a next-generation explosive detector with an updated visual interface.

The KRATOS® explosive detector is intended to automatically detect explosives and/or their traces on people fingers at checkpoints and walk-through portals. The detectors can be used both as self-contained instruments and as components of mechanical barriers (turnstiles, gates, information desks etc.) Moreover, they can be integrated into the controlled access area monitoring and control systems at checkpoints. The detectors can be used for people examination at the checkpoints of high-security objects and in crowded places (railway stations, airports etc.).

The KRATOS® explosive detector meets the requirements stated in «Methodological Recommendations for Choosing and Using the Explosive Detectors in Physical Protection Systems of Nuclear Facilities», which is confirmed by trials. (Protocol No. 16/16/С6/2/1899 dated as of 17.09.2020).

Technical characteristics
Detected substances 2,4,6-Trinitrotouene (TNT)
Trimethylene trinitramine
Pentaerythrit tetranitrate
2,4,6-trinitro-N-methyl-N-nitroaniline (TETRYL)
Mixture on their basis
Detection limit, g 1 x 10-8
Control time, s 4
Max warn-up time, min 5
General characteristics
Dimensions (heightxwidthxdepth), mm 710х200х160
Max weight, kg 13
Operating conditions Temperature, °C +1 to +40
Humidity ≤ 80 ± 3 % (at +25 ± 2 °C)
Pressure 630 to 800 mm Hg
Power supply 220(+10%, -15%) V at frequency of 50±1 Hz
Max power consumption, W 100
Options with/without data display

After pressing the button of the explosive detector the finger print is left on the button surface. The finger print was evaporated by thermal desorption. Evaporated substances are analyzed using an explosive vapor detector. If the vapors are detected, the WARNING signal is generated. The NOT DETECTED signal is produced, if no vapors are detected.

The advantages of the detector are:

  • Around-the-clock automatic operation
  • High sensitivity
  • Fast response
  • Wide range of operating conditions
  • Integration into monitoring and access control systems
  • Small size