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Field-capable biodetection devices for homeland security missions
Author(s): George M. Dougherty; David S. Clague; Robin R. Miles
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Paper Abstract

Biodetection instrumentation that is capable of functioning effectively outside the controlled laboratory environment is critical for the detection of health threats, and is a crucial technology for Health Security. Experience in bringing technologies from the basic research laboratory to integrated fieldable instruments suggests lessons for the engineering of these systems. This overview will cover several classes of such devices, with examples from systems developed for homeland security missions by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Recent trends suggest that front-end sample processing is becoming a critical performance-determining factor for many classes of fieldable biodetection devices. This paper introduces some results of a recent study that was undertaken to assess the requirements and potential technologies for next-generation integrated sample processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6540, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security III, 654016 (4 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719841
Show Author Affiliations
George M. Dougherty, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
David S. Clague, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Robin R. Miles, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6540:
Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security III
Theodore T. Saito; Daniel Lehrfeld; Michael J. DeWeert, Editor(s)

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