Meeting the Chem-Bio Defense Challenge
Journal Article - Open Access
Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States
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Biological and chemical agents are a significant and growing risk to society. Traditionally thought of as agents of war, these materials are likely to be used by terrorists of the future. This threat is well recognized at the national level the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and various government agencies are making significant investments in chemical and biological defense. At Lincoln Laboratory, research on chemical and biological defensive measures began in 1995 and has since grown into a formal Laboratory mission area. Principal activities are in sensor development and testing, facility defense, integrated systems, decision support, and medical surveillance. Many of the Laboratorys prototypes have found their way into operational systems through effective technology transfer.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare