Advertisement

Introduction and Bioaerosol Detection Terminology

  • Torbjörn Tjärnhage
  • Per Jonsson
  • Yannick Morel
Chapter
Part of the Integrated Analytical Systems book series (ANASYS)

Abstract

This chapter is a brief introduction to the biodetection field and provides a conceptual understanding of the capability of the current biodetection technologies. As many biodetector technologies have their origin in military applications, a very brief discussion about biological weapons is also included. Finally, the chapter addresses basic definitions and nomenclature that are used in the biodetection community.

Keywords

Specificity Specificity Biological Weapon North Atlantic Treaty Organization Biological Particle Remote Detection 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. 1.
    Tjärnhage T, Jonsson P, Sagerfors E, Wästerby P, Blatny JM, Skogan G, Humppi T (2011) Detection of airborne biological agents: technological review and outlook. FOI-R–3267–SE. FOI, UmeåGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) website. www.opbw.org. Accessed 28 Januari 2014
  3. 3.
    Walt DR, Franz DR (2000) Peer Reviewed: Biological Warfare Detection. Anal Chem 72 (23):738A–746A. doi:10.1021/ac003002aGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    EU FP7 project “IMPACT”, Airborne biological background measurements. WP400, deliverable D400.5Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Ho J, Tjärnhage T, Burke J, Stadnyk L (2004) Background aerosol sampling: optical characteristics of live particles associated with thundershowers in Umeå, Sweden in September 2003. Paper presented at the 8th International Symposium on Protection against Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2–6 June 2004Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Torbjörn Tjärnhage
    • 1
  • Per Jonsson
    • 2
  • Yannick Morel
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of CBRN Defence and SecurityFOI—Swedish Defence Research AgencyUmeåSweden
  2. 2.Division of Sensor and EW SystemsFOI—Swedish Defence Research AgencyLinköpingSweden
  3. 3.DGA Maîtrise NRBC—CBRN DefenceDirection Générale de l’ArmementVert le PetitFrance

Personalised recommendations