Accession Number:

ADB001019

Title:

Optical Techniques for the Remote Detection of Biological Aerosols

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1972-Dec 1973

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA ELECTRONICS AND RADIO SCIENCES DIV

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

Laboratory and remote detection experiments with optical techniques demonstrated the feasibility of remote fluorescence detection of biological aerosols. Laboratory measurements of fluorescence response of five types of bacteria were best characterized by excitation spectra. A lidar field experiment verified the principle of fluorescence detection of biological aerosols under atmospheric conditions and enabled evaluation of achievable remote sensing performance. Performance calculations indicated that an optical detection of 14 cells per liter of air could be achieved at a range of 2 kilometers at sea level in midlatitude locations.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE