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Compact chamber for the spectroscopic analysis of fluorescent aerosols
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Paper Abstract

A compact chamber was developed for the dissemination of biological aerosols. The chamber, measuring 110 cm in length, was designed according to short-range LIDAR principles, and will be used to simulate open-air releases of aerosols. Measurements, carried out by light-induced fluorescence (LIF) techniques, will be correlated with spectroscopic data obtained with a long-range lidar system owned by Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC). The chamber allows complete control over environmental factors, such as humidity, pressure and temperature, thus facilitating the creation of a trustworthy signature database for the standoff detection of bio-aerosols. Studies will also include the influence of growth stage, stress and growth media on the fluorescence spectra of various biological aerosols.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6554, Chemical and Biological Sensing VIII, 65540O (26 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719599
Show Author Affiliations
Bernard Déry, Defence R&D Canada Valcartier (Canada)
Univ. Laval (Canada)
Jean-Robert Simard, Defence R&D Canada Valcartier (Canada)
Réal Vallée, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Gilles Roy, Defence R&D Canada Valcartier (Canada)
Hugo Lavoie, Defence R&D Canada Valcartier (Canada)
Sylvie Buteau, Defence R&D Canada Valcartier (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6554:
Chemical and Biological Sensing VIII
Augustus W. Fountain, Editor(s)

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