Biological Environmental Sampling Technologies Assessment
Final rept. Apr-Jun 2015
ARMY EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER APG MD
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U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Research and Technology Directorate, BioSensors Branch spearheaded a technology down-select to identify surface-sampling collection and identification technology candidates to be used with the current Department of Defense Joint Biological Tactical Detection System JBTDS-selected Chemring Detection Systems Charlotte, NC ATHINA platform. A panel of subject matter experts, consisting of members from across the biodefense community, was assembled to evaluate and down-select submissions in response to a request for information for sample surface collection and identification technologies. Each technology was analyzed using an adjustable scoring matrix that was specific to the needs of the JBTDS program. This scoring matrix was designed to assess the time from collection to identification, number of biological warfare agent targets, size, compatibility of JBTDS identifier, ease of use, maturity, and consumable storage requirements. The JBTDS program placed an emphasis on technologies with both surface collection and integration with an identification device to minimize human interface.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors