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[pib] NanoSniffer: A Microsensor based Explosive Trace Detector


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : NanoSniffer

Mains level : NA

A Union Minister has launched NanoSniffer, the world’s first Microsensor based Explosive Trace Detector (ETD) developed by NanoSniff Technologies, an IIT Bombay incubated startup.

Can you name some explosives?


  • NanoSniffer is a 100% Made in India product in terms of research, development & manufacturing.
  • It can detect explosives in less than 10 seconds and it also identifies and categorizes explosives into different classes. It detects all classes of military, conventional and homemade explosives.
  • It gives visible & audible alerts with a sunlight-readable colour display.
  • NanoSniffer provides trace detection of the nano-gram quantity of explosives & delivers result in seconds.
  • It can accurately detect a wide range of military, commercial and homemade explosives threats.
  • Further analysis of the algorithms also helps in the categorization of explosives into the appropriate class.

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