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University of Texas countermeasures to biological and chemical threats program
Author(s): Steve E. Kornguth
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Paper Abstract

Developments in the continental US and the international scene have alerted the defense community to the threat of biological and chemical agents on civilian and military populations. The objective of the program will lead to the protection of US and allied forces from biological/chemical threats. The following focus areas are being developed and integrated in our program: (1) scientific validation; (2) medical countermeasures; and (3) communication and integrated conversion of data to knowledge. We are developing binder elements for the sensors and platforms for these sensor systems. To rapidly determine whether individuals have been exposed to threat agents, archival data sets have been established through a partnership with the Texas Department of Health. Large scale, real-time symptomatic diagnoses of patients from emergency medical facilities are being electronically collected and sent to an archival data facility for identification of emergent disease. The ability to diagnose emergent disease can be reduced to twenty-four hours from the week to several weeks currently required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4745, Technologies, Systems, and Architectures for Trans-National Defense, (24 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475870
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Steve E. Kornguth, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4745:
Technologies, Systems, and Architectures for Trans-National Defense
Mark K. Hamilton, Editor(s)

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