Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


III.K.03. Integrated Biodetection ATD. By FY97, demonstrate biological point detection of Bio Agents using technologies such as DNA Probes, electrospray mass spectrometry, planar waveguides, and flow cytometry with more stable reagents and simpler identification chemistry. These technologies will provide an order-of magnitude enhanced sensitivity to toxins and add a virus identification capability while providing significantly improved logistics, such as 10x faster response times, trainable algorithms, 5x size/weight reductions, and increased environmental operating range. Also, by FY98, demonstrate standoff biological agent detection and identification using technologies such as vibrational circular dichroism, Mueller matrix scattering, and the application of near-infrared and ultraviolet laser light scattering. By FY99, products will be demonstrated separately and as an integrated entry in future Battle Lab advanced warfighting experiments.

Supports: Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS) and Joint Biological Standoff Detector System (JBSDS).

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Richard Smardzewski Denise Pobedinsky Robert Mosebar
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