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Short-range biological standoff detection system (SR-BSDS)
Author(s): V. James Cannaliato; Bruce W. Jezek; Larry Hyttinen; John B. Strawbridge; William J. Ginley
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Paper Abstract

US Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, with contractor Fibertek, Inc., Herndon, VA, is developing a multiwavelength lidar system to provide detection and discrimination ofpotential Biological Warfare (BW) clouds at standoff distances of several kilometers. Under this effort, a prototype system using Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology has been designed, fabricated and successftilly tested against a range ofBW simulants at the Dugway Proving Ground, UT. The system, known as the Short Range Biological StandoffDetection System (SR-BSDS), has demonstrated the capability of detecting biological aerosols using infrared LIDAR while discriminating between biological and non-biological using ultraviolet LIDAR. The SR-BSDS is a component ofthe Joint Biological Remote Early Warning System (JBREWS) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) program. This paper describes the technology and the hardware and presents recent field testing results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4036, Chemical and Biological Sensing, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394066
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V. James Cannaliato, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)
Bruce W. Jezek, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)
Larry Hyttinen, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)
John B. Strawbridge, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)
William J. Ginley, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4036:
Chemical and Biological Sensing
Patrick J. Gardner, Editor(s)

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