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Standoff Passive FTIR Spectroscopy Products

Our products warn our military personnel of chemical terrorist attacks, provide portable standoff detection of chemicals for HazMat Teams and Special Forces and provide the intelligence community with surveillance information.

Block has developed a unique and unparalleled understanding of the issues that dominate the sensitivity of these devices and has designed electronics that provide extremely low noise and hence very low detection limits:

Single Detector FTIR Spectrometers:

  • PORTHOS™: Portable Hazard Observation System offering lightweight (~15 lbs), battery (~6 hrs) operation with built-in detection software algorithm and automatic calibration with no user intervention. Block currently offers two models: PORTHOS-500 (0.5° field of view) and PORTHOS-1500 (1.5° field of view)