The CAM is capable of detecting Nerve (G) and Blister (H) Agent vapors down
to the lowest concentration that could affect personnel in a short period of
time. The CAM is a point monitor only and cannot give a realistic assessment
of the vapor hazard over an area from one position. It is necessary to move
the CAM around the area, carrying out a complete reconnaissance, if a proper
assessment is to be made of the vapor hazard in the area.
a. Carrying Case Assembly.
Provides storage for all equipment (Figure 2-1).
b. Chemical-Agent Monitor.
Case that contains a battery to power the CAM, a liquid crystal display (LCD)
to show contamination concentration levels and malfunction information, a
pneumatic system to draw in samples, a cell containing beta radiation source
(10 millicuries of Nickel-63) to detect the presence of agent contamination,
and a printed circuit board flexible wiring assembly containing a
microcomputer to control operation of the CAM and detection of agents (Figure
Carrying Case and Monitor