The STANDOFF 200 Analyzer is the first and only fully integrated real-time deep UV Raman and fluorescence analyzer instrument, providing complementary and confirmatory testing in a single handheld device.


Identify a wide range of unknown chemical, biological, and explosive materials on surfaces at standoff distances of 1 to 5 m, in the field, in real time, and in full daylight conditions in a single, hand-held instrument. The Photon Systems STANDOFF 200 analyzer employs two complementary optical methods, deep UV Raman and fluorescence spectroscopy, without any optical interference from ambient light or due to Raman and fluorescence spectral overlap.


The STANDOFF 200 is a fully self-contained hand-held point-and-shoot analyzer with ATAK and MFK compatibility which contains a deep UV laser and control electronics, auto-calibrating spectrometer, autofocus telescope for targets from 0.6 to 5+ m, single handed control, wide and narrow field of view context images, and embedded computer with on-board data processing and CBE library and display showing context information and target identification.

Please note that the STANDOFF 200 is also known by its earlier R&D program name as SHCBE 200.

Chemical Warfare, Explosives and Biowarfare
The STANDOFF 200 detects Chem, Explosives and Biowarfare agents
The STANDOFF 200 is IP67 rated, so it can go almost anywhere
The STANDOFF 200 is handheld and weighs under 12 pounds

Key Features

  • Standoff Safety

    For greater safety, the STANDOFF 200 standoff detection capabilities enable detection at up to 5 meter standoff distances.

  • Solar Blind

    Since the STANDOFF 200 uses deep UV (248nm) technology and advanced gated detection electronics, standoff operation is possible even in bright sunlight

  • Detects Chemicals, Explosives and Biologicals

    The STANDOFF 200 can detect trace chemical, explosives and biowarfare agents on surfaces in real time

  • Two Orthogonal Detection Techniques

    The STANDOFF 200 is the only handheld detector to utilize both deep UV Raman and fluorescence.


Trace Explosives Detection

Photon Systems focuses on explosives detection using the combination of deep UV autofluorescence and Raman spectroscopy using deep UV sources that enable compact, low power consuming devices

Suspicious Powders Detection

Real-time, in situ, assessment of suspicious powders and substances on surfaces is an important capability needed by war-fighters and first responders. It is also important to be able to perform these assessments without contact with the suspicious substance or use of reagents.

Standoff Detection of CBE

Because of the shortfalls of IR and visible systems for standoff detection, shorter wavelength optical methods continue to be attractive to fill the detection CONOPS gap of sensitivity, specificity and standoff.

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