Accession Number : AD0428353


Title :   APPLICABILITY OF OLFACTORY TRANSDUCERS TO THE DETECTION OF HUMAN BEINGS.


Descriptive Note : Quarterly status rept. no. 1, 1 Nov-31 Dec 63,


Corporate Author : PHILCO RESEARCH LABS NEWPORT BEACH CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Ells,H A


Report Date : 31 Dec 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : This program was undertaken with the general objective of assessing the applicability of biological olfactory transducers, specifically the antennae and antennal nerves of the fly, to the detection of airborne molecules emanating from human beings and their associated equipment. The specific transducer proposed was the olfactory organ of the common fly. The immediate goals are to devise methods for detecting action potentials from the olfactory organ, construct apparatus for introducing known concentrations of volatile compounds to the olfactory organ, establish threshold levels for the detection of isovaleraldehyde (as a standard) and odorous or volatile compounds which might be associated with or produced by human beings or their equipment, and to test the longevity of biological preparations as they relate to possible field use. (Author)


Descriptors :   *NERVES , *DIPTERA , ANTENNAS , NERVOUS SYSTEM , DETECTION , HUMANS , THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY) , MOLECULES


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