Annex E. International Armaments Strategy
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

2. Mass Spectrometric Technologies Cooperative Project (Germany)

Description: Point detection and identification of chemical and biological agents using mass spectrometric technologies. The goal is to develop technologies which result in significant improvements to the chemical and biological agent detection/identification capability of fieldable mass spectrometers. This includes technologic means to increase the sensitivity, speed of response, selectivity, and specificity.

Justification: Leverages Germany's past developmental experience with the development, integration, and testing of mass spectrometers in such systems as the NBCRS, Fuchs.

Implementation: There is an existing agreement in this technology area with Germany which could potentially expedite implementation of a specific program agreement to address this opportunity.


Dr. Rodney Smith
Army Materiel Command
5001 Eisenhower Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22333-0001
e-mail: [email protected]


Dr. George R. Famini/Ms. Juanita M. Keesee
U.S. Army Edgewood RD&E Center
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5423
e-mail: [email protected]
e-mail: [email protected]