Resolve Handheld Through-Barrier Identification System



Providing a revolutionary new capability in hazardous material detection and incident response, the Resolve handheld Raman spectrometer enables rapid identification of explosives, narcotics, toxic industrial chemicals, chemical warfare agents and other materials through sealed, opaque containers. The system identifies materials from comprehensive libraries, with Agilent's unique handheld SORS technology enabling positive identification through a wide range of sealed nonmetallic containers, barriers, and packaging.

Resolve’s through-barrier capability enables safer operation by removing the need to open containers. Hazards remain contained and evidence is more easily preserved, allowing first responders to identify container contents early in an operation, prior to escalation. A portable Raman analyzer built to withstand tough user environments, Resolve is deployed in hazmat response, EOD, CBRN, law enforcement (including fentanyl detection), and for parcel screening at customs, ports and borders.

Key Differences

  • Detects through colored and opaque plastics, dark glass, paper, cardboard, sacks and fabrics
  • Keeps hazardous materials contained - no need to open or disturb objects - reduces the risk of exposure to hazardous narcotics like fentanyl
  • Fast - accurate identification of chemicals and mixtures in 1 minute or less, with no sample preparation or consumables
  • Unique optical technology significantly reduces the risk of igniting sensitive explosives
  • Rugged - built to withstand tough user environments
  • User friendly - large buttons, simple interface, designed for use in protective gear
  • Flexible on-board libraries: Explosives and precursors, hazardous and toxic materials, chemical warfare agents, narcotics and new psychoactive substances (NPS), household products, and less commonly-used chemicals. Plus, create and deploy your own libraries
  • Reachback Service - export files for analysis by our expert team

Technical Specification



Width 155 mm (6.1 inches)
Height 290 mm (11.4 inches)
Depth 73 mm (2.9 inches)

Weight2.2 kg (4.9 lb) including battery

Modes of operation:

Through-barrier scan
Surface scan (conventional point and shoot Raman)
Vial Holder mode

Additional benefits: 

830 nm laser – allows scanning of fluorescent materials
Unique optics – safer operation with sensitive samples


Scan delay
Adjustable laser power (475 mW maximum)SurvivabilityShock, drop, and vibration tested to international and military standards
(further details available on request)
IP67 – ingress protection against dust and water

Power requirements:

Rechargeable Li ion battery
Mains adaptor


USB 2.0
External power

Resolve Handheld Through-Barrier Identification System


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