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4 May 2007 Field-capable biodetection devices for homeland security missions
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Biodetection instrumentation that is capable of functioning effectively outside the controlled laboratory environment is critical for the detection of health threats, and is a crucial technology for Health Security. Experience in bringing technologies from the basic research laboratory to integrated fieldable instruments suggests lessons for the engineering of these systems. This overview will cover several classes of such devices, with examples from systems developed for homeland security missions by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Recent trends suggest that front-end sample processing is becoming a critical performance-determining factor for many classes of fieldable biodetection devices. This paper introduces some results of a recent study that was undertaken to assess the requirements and potential technologies for next-generation integrated sample processing.
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George M. Dougherty, David S. Clague, and Robin R. Miles "Field-capable biodetection devices for homeland security missions", Proc. SPIE 6540, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security III, 654016 (4 May 2007);

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