Biological aerosol detection with the tactical biological (TAC-BIO) detector

  title={Biological aerosol detection with the tactical biological (TAC-BIO) detector},
  author={Aime Poldmae and Jerry B. Cabalo and Marla De Lucia and Fiona Narayanan and L. R. Strauch and David W. Sickenberger},
  booktitle={SPIE Security + Defence},
Ultra-violet fluorescence remains a cornerstone technique for the detection of biological agent aerosols. Historically, these UV based detectors have employed relatively costly and power demanding lasers that have influenced the exploitation of the technology to wider use. Recent advancements from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) Solid-state Ultra Violet Optical Sources (SUVOS) program have changed this. The UV light emitting diode (LED) devices based on Gallium Nitride… 

Development of a real-time handheld bioaerosol monitoring system using ultraviolet-light emitting diode induced fluorescence

Abstract A handheld biological particle monitoring system that analyzes airborne biological particles in real time was designed, fabricated and its performance was investigated. An ultraviolet-light

Signal Encoder of Real-Time Bio-Aerosol Counter Using 280 nm UV-LED Induced Fluorescence

Real-time monitoring of bio-aerosols in the atmosphere has gained importance in both military and civilian security. As the first stage of defense architecture, a fluorescent particle counter is a

Outdoor environmental sensitivity test for the detection of biological aerosols

Abstract A real-time light-emitting-diode-induced fluorescence biological aerosol detection method is developed that enables real-time monitoring of airborne particles derived from organisms so the

Bioaerosol optical sensor model development and initial validation

This paper describes the development and initial validation of a bioaerosol optical sensor model. This model was used to help determine design parameters and estimate performance of a new low-cost



Multiple UV wavelength excitation and fluorescence of bioaerosols

The results indicate that bacterial spores, vegetative bacterial cells and proteins can be differentiated based on the two wavelength excitation approach.

Optical specifications for the UV illumination system for the TACBIO fluorescence biosensor

  • Proc. of SPIE
  • 2006