Overview of the TAC-BIO detector

  title={Overview of the TAC-BIO detector},
  author={Jerry B. Cabalo and Marla DeLucia and Aime P. Goad and John W. Lacis and Fiona Narayanan and David W. Sickenberger},
  booktitle={Security + Defence},
Ultra Violet (UV) induced fluorescence remains a core technique for the real time detection of biological aerosols. With this approach, the detection of an aerosolized biological event is based on the fluorescent and scattering signals observed from biological particles when exposed to one or more UV sources. In 2004, the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) initiated an effort to develop a low cost, small, lightweight, low power biological agent detector, identified as the TAC-BIO, based… 

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Development and calibration of a single UV LED based bioaerosol monitor.

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Bioaerosol Detection with Fluorescence Spectroscopy

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LIF bio-aerosol threat triggers: then and now

  • R. DeFreez
  • Environmental Science
    Security + Defence
  • 2009
Bio-aerosol terrorist attacks have been carried out against civilians in the United States and elsewhere. Unfortunately, recurrence appears inevitable. A fast, reliable, and inexpensive bioaerosol

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Fourier series-based optimization of LED angular intensity profiles for displays and backlighting

A method using a Fourier series is demonstrated to optimize an LED array for local dimming applications in liquid crystal display backlighting. The same optimization method is also suitable for LED