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Sample heater assembly and method of use thereof

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AECBC

A sample heater assembly which permits the detection of low volatility agents by existing chemical agent detectors is described. Existing chemical agent detectors often lack the capability to accurately detect low volatility agents, such as the chemical warfare agent VX. The sample heater assembly provides this capability by heating low volatility agents to vaporization and interfacing with the existing chemical agent detector. The sample heater assembly comprises a sample containment reservoir for holding the low volatility agent sample, which can be attached to the chemical agent detector, and a heating element which attaches to the sample containment reservoir for heating the sample.

Inventors: 
Genovese, James A.; Diberadino, Mark S.; Strauch, Lester D.; Schlein, Mark S.; Sarver, Emory W.; Stuempfle, Arthur; Reutter, Dennis J.; Simak, Richard S.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2003-08-04
Grant Date: 
2006-05-02
Grant time: 
1,002 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
18
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY