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Detectors, Environmental, Biological Agent, Telemetric, Air-Drop Sonde

Definition : Telemetric biological agent detectors designed for automated detection and/or identification of hazardous biological agents (e.g., generic and/or specific types of bacteria, viruses, spores, and/or toxins) using a sensor that is attached to a sonde that can be dropped from an aircraft. These detectors may use one or several different technologies, including dry and wet chemistry and fluorescence detection; they usually transmit information through a VHF or UHF link. Biological agent detection air-drop sondes are used to provide a characterization and/or advanced warning of the risk of biological contamination of the environment in an operational area before healthcare rescue, or military personnel are deployed. Most detectors can provide additional information about the meteorological conditions in the atmosphere.

Entry Terms : "Air-Drop Sonde Detectors"

UMDC code : 20505


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