Accession Number:

ADA445088

Title:

Relationships and Transformations Between Concentration-Path-Length (CL), Agents Containing Particles per Liter of Air (ACPLA), and the Number of Spores (N spores)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Dec 2004

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DIR

Report Date:

2005-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Threat levels and detection objectives are usually given as Agent-Containing-Particles per Liter of Air ACPLA where agents can be taken as spores microbes, toxins, viruses that are stuck together to form an aggregate super particle characterized by the size distribution and the packing efficiency of the agents. The number of agents spores, Nspores, in ACPLA is of interest for assessing the pathogenic level of threat. Most standoff sensors measure mass-column-density Concentration-path-Length CL that is the integrated mass of the spores along the detection path-Length. This study explores the relationships between ACPLA, Nspores, and CL and outlines a computational procedure with examples of different types of bacteria and spores.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE